As I See It

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As I See It

29 Orchard Street
Lower East Side
Manhattan, NY 10002
October 11th, 2007 - November 6th, 2007
Opening: October 12th, 2007 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wed - Sat 11 am - 7 pm, Sun 12 noon - 6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday

For Immediate Release

As I See It new sculpture and installations by Steven Dobbin October 11th – November 6th 2007
Brooklyn, New York - -Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of As I See It the sculpture of Steven Dobbin, October 11 - November 6, 2007. A reception will be held on Friday, October 12th from 6-9pm at the gallery's Williamsburg location of 293 Grand St. The public is invited to attend this event and to visit the exhibition during regular gallery hours: Wed- Sun 11 AM - 7 PM and Mon 9 AM - 5PM.  For more information contact the gallery at 718 218 8939.

As I See It is the second exhibition of sculptor Steven Dobbin at Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art.  Mr. Dobbin, a sculptor residing in Maryland creates poignant and poetic pieces that reflect his concerns for the emotionally disturbed students he teaches and for their uncertain futures. Explored through the figure, vessels, shelters, icons and altars, his work addresses consequences of tragic circumstances and the impact of personal choices on the lives of others.  Mr. Dobbin's current work also tackles the progression from adolescence to adulthood and how during this transition perceptions can vacillate between fascination and the macabre. 

About Steven Dobbin

Steven Dobbin is a sculptor residing in Western Maryland.  He received his degrees from Indiana University, The University of Southern California and George Washington University in fine arts and education. Currently he teaches arts programs for severely emotionally disturbed children. Additionally, Mr. Dobbin is a full time sculptor working in lead, copper and steel with plaster and pigment.    

His conceptually based creations have appeared in group exhibitions  at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD.  The AAF Contemporary Fair in NYC and in London with Ch'i from 2002-2006, at RX Arts in NYC, at the Delaplain Visual Arts Center, the Artists Gallery and Blue Elephant Studios in Frederick, MD, at the Artists' Museum in Washington D.C., the LA Municipal Art Gallery, Occidental College, and the University of Southern California in LA, at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts in CA, and the Heritage Museum and Meyers / Bloom gallery in Santa Monica.  His solo exhibition credits include shows at Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art in NY,  The Artists Gallery and Blue Elephant Studios MD., the Millennium Center in D.C., and Meyers / Bloom Gallery in Santa Monica. Mr. Dobbin has a permanent installation entitled "labyrinth of Remembrance" on the grounds of the Phillips School in Laurel, MD. Which was published in the Baltimore Sun, on WBLA TV, and  the website for the southern poverty law center.   He has been published in the Washington Post, The Frederick Gazette WHAG Channel 51, and in the Los Angeles Times.  Moreover, Mr. Dobbin's sculptures are in collections throughout the United States and England.

About Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art

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 has participated in Fountain NY, Bridge Chicago. Upcoming art fairs include Bridge London and Bridge Miami. Additionally, Ch'i and its artists have been published in Art World News, NY Arts Magazine, Art Forum, 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 Kantor 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.