Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mark Perrott Focuses on Baby Boomer Tattoos

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mark Perrott Focuses on Baby Boomer Tattoos

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An exhibition of work by Pittsburgh photographer par excellence Mark Perrott opened last week at the Erie Art Museum and will continue through Jan. 28. An artist reception will be held from 7-10 p.m. July 28.

"ANCIENT INK" comprises 50- by-50-inch portraits of tattooed subjects that, Mr. Perrott says in his artist statement, "speak of resilience, loss, transformation, mystery and the emancipation that sometimes comes with growing old."

Mr. Perrott memorialized the Jones & Laughlin steel mill in his photographs and book "Eliza" and illustrated the rawness and decay of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelpha through the imagery of "Hope Abandoned." He began his exploration of tattoo art in the late 1970s.

A mini cell phone documentary by Dan Barnhill, posted on the museum website, follows Mr. …

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