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GINZA SIX 6F, 6-10-1 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Jackie Saccoccio, Place (Blue Speed), 2018

Photo by Jun Koike
Photo by Jun Koike
Photo by Jun Koike
Photo by Jun Koike
Photo by Jun Koike
Photo by Jun Koike
Photo by Jun Koike

Current Exhibition

Jackie Saccoccio Unbearable Lightness

Sep 8, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018

THE CLUB is pleased to present Unbearable Lightness, a solo exhibition of Jackie Saccoccio. This exhibition marks Jackie's first presentation in Asia and features eleven new paintings and two prints.

Saccoccio was born in 1963 in Providence, RI; lives and works in New York and Connecticut. Her works have been in museum collections worldwide, such as MET and Dallas Museum.

In new oil paintings in this exhibition, the allusion to the sublime is overt. By way of demandingly physical techniques, Saccoccio builds veils and layers to produce the skin of the painting. 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.

References abound throughout the paintings and prints, from J.M.W. Turner’s distressed ship metaphor, Jean Dubuffet’s raw manipulation of surface, performative paintings of Gutai group including Kazuo Shiraga, and Helen Frankenthaler’s sublime pours. In all there is a disciplined adherence to beauty as a carrier of meaning.


Artists

JACKIE SACCOCCIO (b. 1963) is a NY-based artist. She was educated at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) and Rhode Island School of Design (BFA). Saccoccio 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. Solo exhibitions include Museo d’ Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS. Group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA Jacksonville, Addison Museum of American Art, MA; RISD Museum of Art, Providence; and The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Her works have been in museum collections such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas, TX, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.

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