Public Opening: December 14th, 6-9pm Friday December 14 - January 6, 2008
Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of two solo exhibitions in December. The first show, Glass & Steel: A Pilgrim's Process presents recent glass sculpture by national artist and architect, Alan Binstock. The second exhibition, Musical Line features new paintings by Brazilian artist and jazz impresario, Ivo Perelman. Both exhibitions open on December 12, 2007 and run through January 6, 2008 at the gallery's Williamsburg location of 293 Grand St, between Roebling and Havemeyer. A public reception on Friday, December 14th will be held for both exhibitions from 6-9 PM in conjunction with the monthly Williamsburg Gallery Association "Second Friday" featuring local galleries open till 9 PM. The public is invited to attend this event and to visit the exhibitions 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.
Musical Line new paintings by Ivo Perelman
Musical Line, new paintings by Ivo Perelman is the second solo exhibition by Ivo Perelman at Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1961 he came to the United States in 1981 to pursue a musical career. He has performed to great acclaim in jazz festivals and concerts around the world and has recorded 30 CDs. His vigorous performing style has brought comparisons with John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, David Murray and, perhaps inevitably, Gato Barbieri. Perelman has exhibited his artwork worldwide and is included in the public collections of the Brooklyn Jewish Arts Gallery and the Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art in Amsterdam.The natural affinity of music and fine art has rarely ever been expressed as vividly as in the visual imagery created by noted jazz saxophonist, Ivo Perelman. His music, a unique form of free jazz, translates itself into the striking Abstract Expressionism of his painted imagery. Just as his music evolves out of his liberation from musical convention, his imagery dispenses with traditional artistic conventions and expresses the raw energy, which creates each painting. The intense flows and abrupt breaks of sound, which emerge from his saxophone, are reborn as zigzagging lines of color, splashed on canvas. Some of his paintings are full of agitated energy, while others are more lyrical, creating a visual moment of near silence. Instead of working from a preconceived artistic idea, Perelman lets the flowing, skittering, dancing paint lead him on. Each painting is like a performance, a set of actions in time, which can happen in that particular way only once, embodying the sound of his music through the stroke of the paint brush. The notes become vibrant colors and the rhythm transcends into shape.
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 in October and Bridge Miami in December. 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 Musée 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.
Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art 293 Grand St. Brooklyn NY 11211