Jackie Saccoccio Solo Exhibition: Unbearable Lightness
New York-based artist Jackie Saccoccio brings 11 new paintings and two prints to her first presentation in Asia.
By way of demandingly physical techniques, Saccoccio builds veils and layers to produce the skin of her sublime oil paintings. She drags and bounces massive, dripping stretchers over neighboring canvasses, using the stretched canvas as both drawing tool and paint recipient. The resulting calligraphic chance webbings are analogous to nature’s surfaces and the psychological and physical uncertainty that one encounters in nature. The subsequent overlay of a clumsy muscular pixilation counters the fluid aspect of gesture, creating a tension between nature and body, painting and viewer.
Saccoccio was educated at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) and Rhode Island School of Design (BFA). She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including The Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome; Guggenheim Grant; Fulbright Grant; and a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. She has exhibited nationally and abroad for the last 20 years.
An artist talk will be held September 8 from 16:30–17:30 at THE CLUB (RSVP: email@example.com).
Image: Jackie Saccoccio, Place (Blue Speed), 2018, Courtesy of the artist and Van Doren Waxter, New York.