Causey Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Fallen Women by Carri Skoczek. The exhibition which opens with an artists reception on October 10th and runs until November 3, 2013 will feature Ms. Skoczek's interpretative portraits of Fallen Women from History, Literature and Art.
Fallen Women focuses on such women as Cortigiana Oresta, Van Gogh's Geisha, and Bellocq's women. As with all Carri's paintings and linocuts, this newest series will focus on the women's personality as Carri, herself is fascinated by personality and human behavior. The series also continues Ms. Skoczek's exploration of female sexuality as a power tool. The resulting images are women, beautiful, contentious, bold and unashamed in their sexuality andsensualness.
In addition, each of the paintings incorporate her unique painting media of pearlized powders and printer's ink.
Fallen Women marks Carri's fourth solo exhibition with Causey Contemporary.
Carri Skoczek is a painter, printmaker, costume designer and voodoo doll maker. She has exhibited extensively for the last 23 years in Denver, CO; Milwaukee, WI; Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Greece, Jamaica and New York City.
Carri was the resident costume designer for Theater X in Milwaukee for 12 years. She travelled in the Caribbean working on costumes for Carnival in both Trinidad and Junkanoo in the Bahamas.
She was also the curator of the annual Mermaid Show and a award winning participant in the Coney Island USA Mermaid Parade.
Carri studied drawing and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO. She received a Wisconsin Arts Board Painting Fellowship in 1986.
In 2008, she was selected for a two-person exhibition and catalogue at The Portrait Society in Milwaukee titled “Pin-Ups: Sixty Years of Feminine Posturing”.
Carri's paintings and prints have been reviewed or featured by the Third Coast Digest, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Brooklyn Rail and The Williamsburg Greenpoint Art and Newspaper among others.