March 6, 2019
It is not often that I think about the artist's personality when I enter a gallery, it's usually about the work. But in this case at the preview opening of the exhibition Serena Bocchino "Slow Fast", I had the pleasure of meeting the artist who, within seconds after introduction, insisted on a picture with me as if we had known each other for years. Bocchino’s personality is a whirlwind of energy and effusiveness; she thinks out loud. And so does her work.
Thoughtfully curated by director Andrea McKenna, the entire space is transformed, turning the spacious gallery into an animated world complemented with jazz playing in the background. From the elegant hanging wire sculptures that slowly and simply turn in response to the atmosphere to the gestural paintings that command the walls, the title of the exhibition becomes realized as the powerful paint strokes pair with the whimsical lines of Bocchino's quirky wire sculptures placed on pedestals throughout the room.