Big Star

April 16 - May 31, 2010

Gallery A will feature linocut prints of famous artists by Carri Skoczek, New York City. Skoczek is originally from Milwaukee. She now lives in Brooklyn and shows her work there through Causey Contemporary. Skoczek’s new black and white linocuts feature the grand dames of the art world such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson as well as some gentlemen of the arts such as Egon Schiele, Maxfield Parrish and Burt Lahr. Most of the works are 20.5 by 17 inches.

In the adjacent Gallery B, oil paintings of famous American writers by Fred Bell will include portraits of Edgar Allen Poe, Carson McCullers, Emily Dickinson, Ernest Hemingway, William Burroughs, Edna St. Vincent Millet, JD Salinger and others. Fred Bell is a Milwaukee native who has returned to the Midwest after many years in New York City.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the Rudy Rotter Lounge/Annex will feature a group show of portraits of famous people by a wide range of regional artists. Included will be photographs of Milwaukee Bucks players, paintings of Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga, several drawings of Leonard Nimoy as Spock – a veritable hodgepodge of the famous by diverse regional artists.