Thursday, January 30, 2014

NEW HAVEN: Gordon Skinner and Coco & Breezy

Gordon Skinner, A Portrait of William Pope.L, the Friendliest Black Artist in America, mixed media on paper, date and dimensions unknown. Courtesy of Gordon Skinner Gallery. © Gordon Skinner.
Art and Soul
February 1 – March 1, 2014

Opening reception: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 – 6:00PM

Erector Square
315 Peck Street, Building 5
New Haven, CT

The Gordon Skinner Gallery is pleased to present its latest exhibition Art and Soul. The exhibition features work by Gordon Skinner along with fashion designers and artists Coco & Breezy. Yale University radio station 94.3 WYBC will broadcast live from the gallery during the reception on February 1, 2014.

New and never before seen paintings and works on paper by Skinner includes a portrait series of artists and gallerists inspired by Garbage Pail Kids, a series of  trading cards produced in the 1980’s. Prints and fine art buttons by Skinner will also be for sale at the exhibition.

Also on view are original paintings by twin sisters Corianna and Brianna Dotson, founders and creators of the fashion accessory company Coco & Breezy. The eyewear brand has been sported by celebrity icons Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Serena Williams and featured in Glamour, GQ, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Teen Vogue, WWD and New York magazines. The Brooklyn-based duo recently launched a line of sweatshirts bearing reproductions of their paintings. Coco & Breezy eyewear and sweatshirts will also be for sale at the exhibition.

The opening reception is also sponsored by the menswear clothing store Raggs. The downtown New Haven retailer will raffle off a $50 gift card – good toward any purchase in their store – to attendees at the reception opening.

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