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Jackie Saccoccio

Special Online Presentation

April 8 - 21, 2020

Jackie Saccoccio studio, Fall 2019
Jackie Saccoccio studio, Fall 2019
Jackie Saccoccio studio, Fall 2019

Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present a new series of works on paper by American artist Jackie Saccoccio. This small group of special drawings, featured across the gallery's online platforms, is freshly selected from the artist's CT studio, and follows the recent inclusion of her prints and works on paper in the context of large scale paintings in exhibitions at CHART and Van Doren Waxter. Distinguished for their brightly pigmented compositions, these oil pastel on paper drawings continue Saccoccio's experiments with pattern, line, and color, and show the artist balancing rigor with a sense of playfulness. While the artist is regarded for her large scale canvases of deliberate, confrontational, and often fluid beauty, her drawings further illuminate her skills as a masterful colorist and boldly experimental draftsman.


Saccoccio's new drawings are filled with uncomplicated incidents and assured marks, thoughtfully deployed against the pure white field of the paper's lightly toothed surface. These marks include lines, dashes, dots, circles, and curlicues, while more distinctive shapes are outlined and lightly filled in, or softly smudged. The artist lures with her intuitive use of saturated color - an attribute of the medium of pastel - and renders the eye captive. Flecks, lines, and shapes in lemon yellow, light and navy blues, cerulean, pink, and tangerine punctuate each picture, while repetition and pattern offer a way for the eye to travel across and within these fully realized compositions; they are as complex as they are high spirited, and show the artist in full control of this critical aspect of her practice.


Jackie Saccoccio's recent exhibition with Van Doren Waxter, presented in collaboration with CHART, was featured and reviewed in The New Yorker, Vogue, The Brooklyn Rail, Time Out New York, and Artnet News. Saccoccio's works are included in numerous private and public collections, including The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago; The Museum of Fine Arts Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Rose Art Museum; Dallas Museum of Art; The Nerman Museum; RISD Museum; and The Addison Gallery of American Art, among others.