COLORFORMS: Paintings and Sculpture by Serena Bocchino


Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 

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Internationally exhibited artist, Serena Bocchino will be exhibiting paintings and sculpture at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 68 Elm Street, Summit NJ, from November 16, 2019, through January 26, 2020. The opening reception for the exhibition will be November 16, 2-4 pm. The artist will be present.

Paintings and Drawing by Serena Bocchino explore Composition and Color. Each painting incorporates drawing into the painting using a unique and strategic use of Line that generates an ethereal space that directs the eye in and out of each composition. She has been called a colorist for her unique palette and fine use of tonal values and investigation of hue.  Each canvas is an investigation of Chromatic Space. Over the past 25 years, Bocchino explores color and composition in two ways; utilizing a reduced color schema or a heavily modulated one. It is the highly sophisticated range of movement with spatial areas of color and lyrical mark-making that captivates the viewer.   

The first monograph entitled Serena Bocchino the Artist, with over 140 full-color illustrations was edited by Lily Zhang with an introduction by Kathleen Goncharov and written by Lisa A. Banner and Jonathan Goodman was released in 2015.

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded Serena Bocchino in both Painting and Drawing. Her work is in the collections of the Trenton State Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The St. Louis Art Museum, The Springfield Museum of Art, The Zimmerli Art Museum, The Montclair Art Museum, the Jersey City Museum, the Art in Embassies Program in Washington D.C, as well as many corporate collections, such as McKinsey & Co., KPG Peat Marwick, IBJ Schroder Bank, Duff & Phelps. Her paintings are also represented in many other Private and Public Collections.     

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