Brooklyn). There will be an artist’s reception from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, October 10.
The exhibit features paintings of "fallen women" from art, history and literature. One such woman was Cortigiana Oresta, pictured here. The work here also explores female sexuality as a tool to attain power. Skoczek's work uses unique media such as pearlized powders and printers’ ink.
Skokie has a varied background. She has worked as a costume designer in Milwaukee and the Caribbean (there must be a neat story in the leap from the former locale to the latter!). She curates the annual Mermaid Show in NYC. She is a painter, printer, costumer and voodoo dollmaker. Her work has been exhibited all over the USA and abroad. And this is only part of her story.