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Current Exhibition

Knife Edge

Jackie Saccoccio

October 24, 2020 - December 16, 2020

THE CLUB is pleased to present Jackie Saccoccio's solo exhibition, "Knife Edge".

Full of unknowns, 2020 has been a year of uncompromising instability. Long-existing issues of racism and climate change continue to come to the fore, atop the Covid 19 pandemic. “Knife Edge”, Saccoccio’s second exhibition with the gallery, showcases a variety of interrelated pieces across mediums of ink, oil pastel and colored pencil, in addition to her signature oil painting. She looks to her painting heroines, Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray and Helen Frankenthaler for solace and inspiration, as they tried to make sense of their own tumultuous times through an abstract language. ‘Portrait (Joan)’ refers to Joan Mitchell while ‘Scars’, a large ink drawing on yupo paper, emotes layers of Frankenthaleresque pours of translucent purple and gold inks, smothered by deep violet webbings. Each piece is an expression of the artist's voice amid a world in crisis.

“2020 is a strange time to make art, No surprise there. Singularly, any number of the monumental global issues swirling throughout the atmosphere would be a challenge to process. Following months of turning these ideas over, making paintings and drawings is still the place I find most viable to voice my opinion, my opposition, my resistance to this situation that we have worked ourselves into.

My aim in choosing the works for Knife Edge was to focus on pieces that reflect being on the precipice of disintegration, a reflection of where our society totters. In the largest work, ‘Portrait (Scarred Faceless)’, Earth appears, as it is buoyed and churned, emerging from swathes of color and movement as if from a celestial battle. A phoenix rising or utter devastation? Your guess is as good as mine. It is my hope that the complexity of the distinct layers in my work portray a state of psychological unease, that of a society at odds with itself.” – Jackie Saccoccio



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Artists

Jackie Saccoccio Saccoccio (b.1963 - ) is a NY-based artist, now living and working in rural Connecticut. 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 dʼ 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 are in the museum collections mentioned above, as well as Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas, TX; and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Portrait (Scarred Faceless)

2020

Oil and mica on linen

200.6 x 269.2 cm

Black Hole (Yellow Convex)

2020

Oil and mica on linen

200.7 x 200.7 cm

Scars

2020

Ink and pencil on yupo paper

210.8 x 152.4 cm

Portrait #3 (Joan)

2017

Ink and pencil on yupo paper

194.8 x 163.6 cm

Scars

2020

Oil on linen

76.2 x 61.6 cm

Scarred Portrait 1

2020

Oil on linen

60.3 x 60.3 cm

Scarred Portrait 2

2020

Oil and mica on linen

58.4 x 55.2 cm

Scarred Portrait 3

2020

Oil on linen

55.9 x 55.9 cm

Untitled

2020

Ink and gouche on paper

38.1 x 28.6 cm

Untitled

2020

Ink and gouche on paper

38.1 x 28.6 cm

OP 40

2020

Oil pastel on paper

30.5 x 30.5 cm

OP 46

2020

Oil pastel on paper

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Drawing 11

2020

Colored pencil on paper

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Drawing 12

2020

Colored pencil on paper

30.5 x 30.5 cm

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