Serena Bocchino: Colorforms
Ann’s Place Gallery
November 16-January 26
Opening Reception: November 16, 2-4 PM
Serena Bocchino, Always, 2017, enamel paint and graphite on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.
My work as a whole acts as a metaphorical schema of sound depicted in various hues, shapes and lines, often with embellishments to greater emphasize the movement and moment in time that I envision. I create my work in layers: each mark and pour defines the next, and maintains the basic qualities of abstraction. The sequential nature of the multifarious hues and tones creates the structure of each composition. Each element of a work acts as an instrument in an orchestra, contrasting or complimenting the next mark or pour. This layering progression of drawing, pouring, wiring and embellishing is key to all of my work.
About the Artist:
Serena Bocchino is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the PS 1 International Studio Residency, the Artists Space/Artists Grant, the Art Matters Grant, the Brodsky Center Printmaking Residency and the Basil Alkazzi Award, USA. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has granted her two fellowships in both painting and drawing.
Bocchino’s exhibitions have received critical attention from The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artnews, Art in America, Newsday the San Francisco Art Examiner, ArtCritical and others. INDUSTRY Magazine recently featured Bocchino’s work in their September/October 2019 issue. In 2015, the first monograph was released, Serena Bocchino the Artist, with a foreword written by Kathleen Goncharov, the curator of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The included essays were written by Lisa A. Banner, Jonathan Goodman, and Lily Zhang.
Serena Bocchino recently participated in an International Survey Exhibition at the Taoxichuan Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Transit commissioned Bocchino to create large scale public art installations on the exterior and interior spaces of Newark Penn Station, which will remain on view until February 2020. The Nicolaysen Museum of Art and the Museo ItaloAmericano will be presenting solo exhibitions of Serena Bocchino’s work in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
See more of Serena’s work at www.serenabocchino.com.