Jackie Saccoccio, “Femme Brut”
Until Saturday March 21 2020
Van Doren Waxter and CHART, are pleased to announce Jackie Saccoccio: Femme Brut, a two-venue exhibition of the American artist’s paintings, drawings, and prints to go on view at 23 East 73rd Street and 74 Franklin Street, respectively, from January 22, 2020, with the uptown presentation through March 14 and the downtown presentation through March 21. Saccoccio is admired for her radiant abstractions and an expanding use of the canvas as a painting tool. Her adventurous body-aware practice and formal concerns align her with contemporary painters recognized for pushing the medium. A recipient of an American Academy in Rome Prize and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Saccoccio has exhibited continuously since her White Columns White Room debut in 2001.
An allusion to Jean Dubuffet’s “Art Brut,” his definition for raw, emotional work made outside of the academy, Saccoccio’s expansive, physical, and unapologetic Femme Brut is, for what the artist states as “abstraction at full throttle.” The works to go on view are characterized by a muscular urgency and evidence formal interests in space and scale. The unabashed bravado of the newest canvasses recall artist and art critic Thomas Micchelli’s comment that while Saccoccio’s work contains “echoes of Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler,” it is her “exploitation of every conceivable mode of applying paint” that “grounds the work in pure painting and distinguishes it as a post-painting phenomenon.”
Venue name: Chart
Venue website: www.chart-gallery.com
Address:74 Franklin St, New York, 10013