Jackie Saccoccio

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Jackie Saccoccio: Spectral Hole

Solo Exhibition at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Opens December 15, 6-8 pm

CarlJackieSteveMichelle at Helena Anrather


Helena Anrather is delighted to present CarlJackieSteveMichelle, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Carl D'Alvia, Steve DiBenedetto, Jackie Saccoccio, and Michelle Segre. The artists are couples and close friends, and this will be the first presentation of the four artists' work together.
The exhibition offers a window onto how these relationships have found their ways into the artists’ work. While the works are not explicitly in dialogue with each other, threads of shared considerations weave in and out of the show: humor and exuberance, psychedelic generosity, vivid color, and an emphasis on line. All four artists also challenge distinctions between abstraction and representation, high and low, classical and pop. Each work seems to speak to the others, opening new lines of communication that perhaps stem from but also exceed the artists' relationships, which points to the richness of mutual influence and deep connections – there are always trace amounts of your friends and lovers in your work, your ideas, and even your body.
In the spirit of friendship and gathering together around food, the artists will host a pasta-making party at the gallery, opening the space into an extension of the home cooking and dinner parties they often share, and emphasizing the importance of caring for one another and sharing a conversation over a meal.
Alongside the exhibition, a series of artist-led workshops titled Proximities will be curated by Mira Dayal and Josephine Heston. Proximities will focus on intimacy, defined loosely-- not only in terms of relationships, but also in terms of community, receptivity, collaboration, generosity, and empathy. The six invited artists—Sarah Anderson, Lizzy De Vita, Katie Giritlian, Camilo Godoy, Amanda Turner Pohan, and Jayeon Yi—will consider how to foster intimacy between artists, friends, and strangers to elicit open discussions, productive disagreements, and heightened connections. Workshops will be open to the public and are scheduled for July 18th, 19th, and 20th. 

The New Yorker, May 1, 2017

The American painter Jackie Saccoccio's show "Sharp Objects & Apocalypse Confetti" at the 11R gallery through April 30, includes the riotiously beautiful Portrait (Nabokov), 2017. 

Jackie Saccoccio: Sharp Objects & Apocalypse Confetti

 March 30 – April 30, 2017
Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6 - 8 PM
11R, 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002



11R is delighted to present a major exhibition of recent works by American artist Jackie Saccoccio, on view March 30 – April 30, 2017 at the gallery’s 195 Chrystie Street location. Titled Sharp Objects & Apocalypse Confetti , the show comprises two distinct groups of new work: large-scale abstract paintings on linen and a new series of “drawings” made with ink on Yupo polyethylene. Saccoccio is currently included in the group exhibition Riot Grrrls , organized by Michael Darling, at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago through June 2017.
Installed across the gallery’s two spaces, Saccoccio’s exhibition visually dissects aspects of her own painting practice into two bodies of work: imposing calligraphic portrait drawings in the first gallery and diaphanous group portraits in the second gallery. Beauty entangled with rough webs is the constant among the works on linen and Yupo.
In the first space, the Sharp Objects  displayed are abstract portraits of the artist’s heroines: giants who contributed to 20th -century painting, with an emphasis on painters who created physically demanding works; these portraits are titled after Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray, and Helen Frankenthaler, among others. This commanding graphic series is defined by calligraphic concentric inking on Yupo, a highly durable type of polyethylene paper. The painting Apocalypse Confetti , 2017, measuring 106 x 158 inches, anchors the second
space. Like the concentrated portraits that pepper the horizons of early Renaissance fresco painting, the paintings featured here are composed primarily of yellow-hued swatches, blips, pours, drips and webs, which dissipate into vistas and vortexes, alluding to both body and place. Saccoccio is known for manipulating the fluid properties of paint though bodily movement, aggressively tipping and turning her canvases, and manually dragging and pressing them against one another. In these new works, the artist raises the bar on her own
stylistic tendencies — her surfaces are condensed, her marks are pixilated — and wrestles with the intertwining of beauty and meaning.

 Jackie Saccoccio (b. 1963) lives and works in CT and NY. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including The Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome; a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Grant; a Fulbright Foundation Grant; an Art Production Fund / Claude Monet Foundation Artists in Giverny residency; the 2015 Artadia NADA Award; the Stein Prize from MOCA Jacksonville; and most recently, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. Saccoccio has exhibited nationally and abroad for the last 20 years. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include a 2-venue show at 11R, NY, and Van Doren Waxter, NY; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; and Museo d’ Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa. Recent group exhibitions include Marlborough Contemporary, London; Annet Gelink, Amsterdam; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; and The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, among others. Saccoccio’s exhibitions have been reviewed in The New York Times, The New York Observer, Time Out, Brooklyn Rail, The New Yorker, and Artforum, among others.
The exhibition is on view at 11R, located at 195 Chrystie St, NY NY 10002. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 12 to 6 pm. Pls
contact the gallery at 212-982-1930 or gallery@11rgallery.com for more info.

MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

MCA DNA : Riot Grrrls December 

Sexism continues to pervade the art world; male artists still garner the highest prices for their work and are disproportionately represented in exhibitions. In a challenge to the boys’ club sensibility that has historically shaped abstract painting, the eight female painters featured in the exhibition, which is named after the feminist hardcore punk movement that began in the 1990s, achieve mastery, innovation, and chutzpah in their brash and exciting paintings—without seeking external validation. 
In an effort to counteract inequality in the art world, the MCA consciously collects important work being made today regardless of its perceived value on the market. Riot Grrrls presents pioneering painters Mary Heilmann, Charline von Heyl, Judy Ledgerwood, and Joyce Pensato, as well as a younger generation of artists, including Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Jackie Saccoccio and Amy Feldman. 
MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls is part of an ongoing exhibition series featuring iconic works from the MCA's collection. This exhibition is organized by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. 
The exhibition is presented in the Carol and Douglas Cohen Gallery and Stone Family Gallery, Ellen Stone Belic and Dr. Nenad Belic, Cynthia and Richard Raskin, Carole David Stone and James H. Stone on the museum’s fourth floor.