Curated by Andrea McKenna
The Art House Gallery is proud to present “Slow Fast”, new work by international abstract painter, Serena Bocchino, from March 1, 2019, to April 6, 2019. Reception is Saturday, March 9th from 5-7pm with a preview on Friday, March 1st, from 6-9pm as part of the JC Fridays festival. The AHP gallery exhibition will include Bocchino’s most recent paintings and sculpture curated by Art House Gallery Director, Andrea McKenna.
The exhibition will investigate a variety of ways to examine, explore and even exploit significant moments in time using paint. “The deconstructive concepts of building up and tearing down and evaluating methods of abstraction in order to create a universal language of visual compositions that move and inspire” is how Bocchino describes her work. “Serena’s work has an energy that mirrors her personality. It’s thoughtful and engaging and it will lead you into an unexpected narrative of movement and form,” says Andrea McKenna, AHP Gallery Curator.
The Art House Gallery recently had the pleasure of representing Bocchino in a large acquisition of her work by Jersey City developer, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation to be displayed in their commercial assets.
ABOUT SERENA BOCCHINO:
American artist, Serena Bocchino has been recognized by many art institutions for her work and is the recipient of numerous awards 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. The Museum of Modern Art in New York featured Bocchino’s paintings and methodology in a film documentary by Monica Sharf. Which represented the United States in their International Film Festival. Bocchino’s work has been the subject of six films. 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, On Verge magazine and the Star Ledger. In 2015, the first monograph was released-about her work and career; written by Lisa A. Banner, Jonathan Goodman and Lily Zhang. Kathleen Goncharov, the curator of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, wrote the foreword of the book, Serena Bocchino the Artist. Serena Bocchino has recently participated in an exhibition at the Taoxichuan Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). In the Fall of 2017, She was chosen to attend the international residency by the Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) at MANA Contemporary Art in Jersey City NJ. Bocchino is delighted to be having a one-person exhibition at the Art House Gallery in March 2019.
Public Collections that her work is included:
Art in Embassies Program, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Fidelity Investments, Islip Art Museum, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Lotus Museum, Beijing China, McKinsey & Co. Incorporated, Moelis International, Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Newark Public Library, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Noyes Museum, Pfizer Inc, Price, Waterhouse and Coopers, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, Smithsonian Museum, Irma and Bill Seitz Collection, Washington D.C., Springfield Museum of Art, St. Louis Art Museum, The Prudential, The Brodsky Center, Rutgers University, Trenton State Museum, the Taoxichuan Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts and The Zimmerli Art Museum.