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Arm Candy

If you thought your mom was cool get ready to be upstaged. Richmond’s 1-year-old Ghostprint Gallery is a mother-daughter mashup. Mother Geraldine runs an art gallery upfront, while daughter Thea tattoos in back. Occasionally their worlds cross, as is the case this month’s with featured artist Amanda Wachob.


Wachob’s oil paintings satirize ’50s and ’60s advertising images of women with subtle feminist messages and give a modern take on the mid-century. Can we distain their ethics while envying their Eames? Why not.


If you like her art, perhaps you’ll let Wachob design your arm ink. (Yes, that’s a tattoo, don’t you love it.)


“Bleeding Hearts” runs Dec. 5 – Jan. 31, 2009 at Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, Va.

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