Death in Venice - Pursuit
etching and aquatint
16" x 12" 1971
Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.
Figureworks opened in 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.
ON VIEW AT FIGUREWORKS THIS MONTH
Hoodoo Voodoo in pink
mixed media with vintage jewelry
11" x 10" x 3", 2019
Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.
20th CENTURY ARTIST LIST
© NOTICE: All works within this site are copyrighted and can not be used without Figureworks permission.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
June 14 - July 28, 2019
Figureworks is very pleased to present Carri Skoczek’s Hoodoo Voodoo. This vibrant exhibition takes the form of an installation, assembled directly from various series diffused throughout Skoczek’s studio. Her latest series, voodoo dolls created from vintage jewelry, is highlighted and joined with earlier beaded portraits, linocuts of inspiring women, erotic dolls, decorative weavings and even elaborate bonnets, created and worn yearly in Manhattan’s Easter Day parade. Truly a feast for the eyes, this exhibition celebrates the power and influence of women by using associated materials - sequins, beads, fabric, and jewelry. Specifically Haitian inspired, her beaded portraits are influenced by ceremonial voodoo flags and her jewelry-assembled voodoo dolls are loaded with symbols of protection, good luck, love and resolution.
Skoczek’s work has always been about portraiture and, for many years now, it has been an exploration into honoring the fortitude and strength of women. She says, “It is a sly homage and backward glance: ‘if I knew then what I know now’ - a stab at reclaiming the power and a reflection of the world around me”.
Skoczek is a NYC-based painter, printmaker, costume designer and voodoo doll maker. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for nearly 40 years. She studied drawing and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO.
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211
Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment
Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.
CONTEMPORARY ARTIST LIST
© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.