For my ArtHop preview in Thursday’s Life section I put the focus on Julia Tanigoshi Tinker, who has fallen in love with the traditional Japanese art of gyotaku, or “fish rubbing.” The result is sort of a cross between a Facebook boast post (“I caught a fish this big!”) and a Fish Tale Reality Check (“Really, I caught a fish this big, and I’m not exaggerating!”).
Tinker, an enthusiastic fisherwoman in her own right, has a new solo exhibition at Chris Sorensen Studio. It opens 5-8 p..m. Thursday as part of ArtHop, the monthly open house of studios and galleries in the downtown and Tower District neighborhoods.
While gyotaku started as a way to document fish catches, it morphed into a traditional Japanese art.
Best part: After she’s done painting her catch, she eats it for dinner.
Check out some of my other ArtHop picks in my preview.
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