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23 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021
Van Doren Waxter
by appointment only
+1 212 445 0444
1999 in New York
Van Doren Waxter cultivates a visually compelling post war and contemporary art program, informed by a commitment to the act of looking. Reflecting the shared vision of John Van Doren, Dorsey Waxter, Augusto Arbizo, and Liz Sadeghi to present formally rigorous historical and contemporary exhibitions, collectors are welcomed into a 1907 townhouse encompassing three floors of intimately scaled exhibition space. A considered schedule of conversations, scholarship, and publications offer a deeper understanding of materials and processes in the context of modern and contemporary art. Introducing innovative and global contemporary artists, juxtaposed alongside significant American Abstractionists, continues to distinguish Van Doren Waxter since its founding 20 years ago.
The gallery is privileged to serve as the custodian of vital artistic legacies, including the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, the James Brooks Foundation, the Harvey Quaytman Trust, the Alan Shields Estate, the Hedda Sterne Foundation, and the Jack Tworkov Estate, and for presenting the work of daring emerging and mid-career artists Caetano de Almeida, Marsha Cottrell, TM Davy, Jeronimo Elespe, Volker Huller, Gareth Nyandoro, Sarah Peters, Mariah Robertson, Brian Rochefort, Jackie Saccoccio, and Daisy Youngblood.
Portrait (InvisibleDark), 2017
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. In her Portrait series Saccoccio teams a portrait motif together with her signature imagelessness. She creates a serialized group of abstract Portraits: via gravity and barely mediated gesture, an anthropomorphic presence emerges in each work from among the poured, splashed and stained pigment. At the center of each painting is a focal point, bolstered by the surrounding marks. As much an occluded face in foreground as an opening into the painting’s illusive backdrop, the motive composition allows each work to become sphinx-like and shrug classification. Saccoccio deliberately tunes some painting’s palettes to channel specific historic works; seen in installation, the serialized group of works suggest a never-ending procession (phalanx) of abstract paintings who gaze back at their viewers.
Born is 1963, Jackie Saccoccio lives and works in CT and NY. She was educated at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) and Rhode Island School of Design (BFA). Saccoccio is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including The Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome; Guggenheim Grant; Fulbright Grant; Art Production Fund / Monet Foundation Giverny residency; Artadia NADA Award; and a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. She has exhibited nationally and abroad for the last 20 years. Her solo exhibitions include The Club, Tokyo, Japan (2018); a 2-venue show at 11R, NY and Van Doren Waxter, NY (2015); Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL (2015); Museo d’ Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa (2014), Brand New Gallery, Milan; and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS (2013); Group exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Victoria Miro Gallery, London; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS; Addison Museum of American Art, MA; RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI and The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Saccoccio’s exhibitions have been reviewed in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and Artforum, among others. Museum collections include Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Rose Art Museum, MA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Nerman Museum, KS; MOCA Jacksonville, FL; and Addison Gallery of American Art, MA.