Video of artist Jesse Hazelip, who recently shaved his head and eyebrows for 3 new tattoos in preparation for Love Lock: Cycle of Violence, his upcoming solo exhibition opening January 11, 2014.
On the back of his head is a symbolic Ouroboros (snake eating its own tail), the subject of one of his drawings, referring to the cycle of violence within the Prison industrial complex. Across his eyebrows is the show title Love Lock, which was inspired by the name of a prison in Nevada. Finally, on the backs of his forearms, stylized text reads Nique la police (Fuck the police in French), readable when assuming the handcuff position (with arms behind the back).
As part of the exhibition, the artist will build a site-specific installation out of plexiglass, replicating a jail cell using the measurements of a solitary confinement unit (six by nine feet), which he will occupy during the opening reception alongside musician and visual artist Bianca Casady (of CocoRosie).
Stay tuned to learn more about this exciting project…
Tattoos by: Matthew Montleon