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.

Donald Munro

Donald Munro

Donald Munro is The Bee's arts and culture critic. He currently has the opening song to "Galavant" stuck in his head and doesn't know if he can ever get it out.
Donald Munro
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