Attitudes of Magnitude
Brooklyn, New York, Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art is proud to present Attitudes of Magnitude, Carri Skoczek’s second solo show at Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art. Join us on Friday, January 9th from 6 – 9 PM for a public reception with the artist at the gallery’s Williamsburg location of 293 Grand Street between Roebling and Havemeyer. The public is invited to attend this event and visit the gallery during regular hours: Wed – Sun 11 AM – 7 PM, and Mon. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more information contact the gallery at 718.218.8939.
Attitudes of Magnitude features portraiture in the form of paintings and linocuts. Using her signature style of pressed powdered paints, Skoczek’s “Babes” as she calls them are chock full of panache in their iridescent glory. With their powerful gazes, each of the women she paints stand strong adorned by the threads they wear, yet remembered by the attitude they emanate. Juxtaposed with these fashionistas are a series of powerful matriarchs of the artwork represented in linocut prints.
Carri 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. She received a Wisconsin Arts Board Painting Fellowship in 1986. Additionally, she was the resident costume designer for Theater X in Milwaukee for 12 years. Carri traveled in the Caribbean working on costumes for Carnival in Trinidad and Junkanoo in the Bahamas. She is 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.
Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, established in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1999 and directed by Tracy Causey-Jeffery is committed to exhibiting vibrant contemporary art by living artists: both mid-career and emerging. Ch'i exhibits works in two distinct styles: abstract, textural or fragmented figurative. Ch'i hosts 11-15 exhibitions annually with their artists coming from across America, Asia, Europe and South America. In addition to its own exhibitions, Ch'i participates annually in at least 3 international fairs. In 2007, the gallery participated in Fountain NY and the Bridge Art Fairs in Chicago, London, and Miami. In 2008, Chi participated in the first Bridge New York art fair in March. Additionally, Ch'i and its artists have been published in Art World News, NY Arts Magazine, Art Forum, Art News, Block Magazine, New York Times, The Village Voice, New York Sun, LA Times, Korea Times and Art and Antiques among others. Gallery artists are included in the permanent collections of Cantor Fitzgerald, The Musee Elysée, The Museum of the City of New York, MOMA, the Whitney Museum, Exxon Energy, Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Bank of China, the Kohler Company, The New York Public Library, The University of Maryland, Healthlink, the Kimbell Museum, the National Gallery of Australia, The Houston Museum and the Klutznick National Jewish Museum among others. Ch'i director, Tracy Causey-Jeffery received her masters in art history from the University of London after interning at Sotheby’s auction house in New York City. Prior to opening Ch'i, she owned and operated The Finer Side Galleries in Maryland and Washington, D.C. for 7 years.