Jackie Saccoccio’s Visceral Paintings Breathe New Life Into Abstract Expressionism—See Them Here

Show of the Day: “Spectral Hole” is on view now at Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Jackie Saccoccio, Spectral Hole (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

JACKIE SACCOCCIO

“Spectral Hole”
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
December 15, 2017 – January 27, 2018

What the Gallery Says: “The exhibition, comprised of six large paintings on linen, is charged with implosive energy. Through the manipulation of surface and material, Saccoccio creates condensed networks of pigment that are both centralized and dispersed. Immersive in scale, the content is at once organized and chaotic, digitized and organic. Bold colors cascade into bright, delicate hues within a fragmented picture plane that refuses definitive identification.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Saccoccio’s signature technique of pressing wet canvases on top of each other and moving them around imbues her abstract works with a vigorous, visceral spirit reminiscent of Pollock’s most dynamic paintings.

What It Looks Like:

Jackie Saccoccio, Place(Place) (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Jackie Saccoccio, Place(Switchback) (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait(BluePoles) (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait(Widower) (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait(Hysteria) (2017). Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.


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