joseph saccio
C W O S ARTIST

Erector Square  Bldg.6EPrimary Medium: Sculpture
Other media: Installation

Tags : ABSTRACT, BIOMORPHIC

Erector Square Bldg.6E
315 Peck St.
New Haven, CT 06513
Phone: 203 415 8458

Neighborhood : New Haven: Erector Square

Email: joe (at) saccio (dot) com

Website: http://joseph.saccio.com ----- www.kehlerliddell.com ----- silvermine.org (go to online gallery)

Artist Statement
My sculptures are in a variety of sizes and materials, ranging from installation size, for indoors or outdoors, to pedestal size and utilize both natural and synthetic materials. The majority of my work uses natural materials, primarily wood, and found objects, joined together in a primitivistic manner, expressing personal feelings associated with myth and ritual, loss and rebirth. The often brutal form and meaning of these solemn works are in contrast to the highly colored, brash and ironically humorous style of those pieces constructed of synthetic materials. I focus on leading the viewer through the transformative process, producing forms which are abstract but usually biomorphic.




Selected Works


"DO YOU REMEMEMBER THAT WHITE TREE" (full view) - 2008 - birch saplings,aluminum,plexiglass,zinc marine hardware,steel - 13ft L. x8.5ft hgt. x 4ft W

"DO YOU REMEMBER THAT WHITE TREE ?" (detail) - 2008 - birch saplings,aluminum,plexiglass,zinc marine hardware,steel - 13ft L. x8.5ft hgt. x 4ft W

Sign of a Woman - 2008 - Lamp shades,corrugated cardboard,cane,wood hoop - 4ft x 24in diameter (hung by a nylon monofiliment)

Quiver for Saint Sebastian - 2008 - wood, cane, shells,paint,beeswax, brass marine hardware, strap - 6ft L x 6ft W x 13in depth (wall hung)

Quiver for Saint Sebastian (detail) - 2008 - wood, cane, shells,paint,beeswax, brass marine hardware, strap - 6ft L x 6ft W x 13in depth (wall hung)

Rosary Penitential - 2008 - plastic wire casings, plastic ties, plastic beads - 4ft diameter ( hung by nylon monofilament)

The Great Showgirl Returns, Bejeweled, Outrageous, but Sad - 2008 - plexiglass,aluminum,steel, excelsior,paint,star stickers - 57in Hgt x 48in W x 32in Depth (wall hung)

Great Showgirl Returns, Bejeweled, Outrageous, but Sad (side) - 2008 - plexiglass,aluminum,steel, excelsior,paint,star stickers - 57in Hgt x 48in W x 32in Depth (wall hung)

Once A Tree - 2008 - wood, cardboard discs, steel, paper, resin, paint - 7 3/4ft Hgt x 3ft diameter capital x 14in diameter of column

Once A Tree (detail of capital) - 2008 - wood, cardboard discs, steel, paper, resin, paint - 7 3/4ft Hgt x 3ft circumference of capital x 14in circ of column

Memorial: Teeth of Grief - 2008 - wood, steel, paint - 10ft,4in Hgt x 4ft diameter inner base, 8ft diameter outer base

Memorial: Teeth of Grief (detail) - 2008 - wood, steel, paint - 10ft,4in Hgt x 4ft diameter inner base, 8ft diameter outer base

FLOWERS FOR DUCHAMP - 2008 - wood, cardboard, cane, paint, beeswax - 6ft Hgt x 5ft Width x 28in Depth (cleated to wall and floor)

FLOWERS FOR DUCHAMP (detail) - 2008 - wood, cardboard, cane, paint, beeswax - 6ft Hgt x 5ft Width x 28in Depth (cleated to wall and floor)

Queen Witch and Her Warlock With His Wondrous Wand - 2008 - wood, bamboo fencing, plastic leaves, foam, paint,doll parts - WARLOCK 9ft H x 22in Dia. base- -QUEEN 8ft H x 4ft Dia. base,

FROM LA BREA, Book 1 - 2010 - mixed: wood, filter material, dried flowers, tar, beeswax - 60"L x 25"W x 10"D

FROM LA BREA, Book 1,side view - 2010 - mixed: wood, filter material, dried flowers, tar, beeswax - 60"L x 25"W x 10"D

LEAVES OF GRASS,Book 2 - 2010 - Mixed: wood,artificial grass - 30"W x 18"H x 12"D

LEAVES OF GRASS,Book 2 - 2010 - Mixed: wood,artificial grass - 30"W x 18"H x 12"D

BOOK OF CATASTROPHIES,Book 3 - 2010 - Mixed: wood, cardboard, newsprint, paint,shellac - 39"W x 19.5"H x 12"D


Artist Bio
JOSEPH D. SACCIO, SCULPTOR
RÉSUMÉ, 11/23/10 I am largely self-taught but have learned techniques at various places including the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Ct. in the 1960's and '70's, especially with metal sculptor Ann Lehman. I also participated in a sculpture workshop with sculptor Stan Bliefeld in Westport, Ct.. From 1979 through 1982 during four summer vacations in Italy I observed and informally studied marble carving and bronze casting in the cities of Lucca and Pietrasanta.

I was from boyhood an artist and practiced my art during a fine career in medicine. Before engaging full time in my second career as a professional artist I was a professor at the Yale Child Study Center teaching predominately early child development and conducted a private practice of Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatry from 1966 – 2006.


GROUP EXHIBITS
Connecticut Sculptors of the Eighties, Westport, Ct., 1981.
Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, Ct., national juried show,1982.
Artist's Working in New Haven, Ct., 1984, 1985 and 1986.
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Ct., invitational show 1986.
The Italian Artist, Artspace, New Haven, Ct., 1987.
New Work New Haven, Artspace, New Haven, Ct., 1994.
Art of the Northeast USA, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Ct., 1991, 1992, 1993,1994, 1999, 2008,2010
Annual Barnum Festival, the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Ct., 1994 and 1995.
New Art Annual, Stamford Museum, Stamford, Ct., 1996.
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven,Ct., Annual Members Group Show, 07,08,09,10,11,12,13
ALL, Arts+Literature Laboratory,New Haven,Ct., "Transformations," 2007
ALL, Arts+Literature Laboratory, New Haven, Ct.,"Contemporary Perspectives," 2007
The Art Gallery, Gateway Community College, New Haven, Ct., "Menage
a Trois," 2007
John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Ct.,"Black+White and Red Upstairs," 2007
CWOS, New Haven,Ct. 2007, 08, 09,10,11,12,13
Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, "One Thing," 9/12-10/3/08
Parachute Factory, New Haven, Ct. "Family Business," 11/18/08-2/27/09
New Members Show, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 1/11- 2/7/09
SEDUCED: the Relevance of Landscape in the 21st Century; the Mill Gallery at the Guilford Art Center, Guilford, Ct.,3/13- 5/8/09
INVENTIVE STRUCTURES: BEYOND THE CODEX, International competition, Creative Arts Workshop, N.Haven,Ct.5/14-6/25/10
LANGUAGE IN ART, Silvermine Guild, 8/8-9/17/10
FLOCK, Art Space, New haven, Ct. competition 7/21/-9/6/10
THE GUY SHOW, Artspace, fairfield, Ct., 2/1-26,2011
EXTRAORDINARY FACILITIES, John Slade Ely House, 1/19-2/6/11
CROSSROADS, Silvermine, 7/31-9/16/11
UNNATURAL VARIATIONS, Akus Gallery,ECSU, 3/15-4/26/12
90th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT, Silvermine Guild 5/5-6/9/12
LOCAL BUILDERS, West Cove Gallery, W.Haven, 5/12-6/9/12
COLLECTIVE VISION, Silvermine Guild 8/5-9/16/12
NEW HAVEN PAINT AND CLAY CLUB 112TH ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT 3/24-4/14/13, 3/23-4/13/14
HANDFULL OF ART, John Slade Ely House,6/19-7/21/13
IN THE LAYERS, Silvermine Art Center 11/3-12/23/13
New Haven Paint and Clay Club, ACTIVE MEMBERS EXHIBIT, 9/15-10/6/13
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF UNREALIZED DREAMS:UNMADE PROJECTS,Gallery of the Institute Library, New Haven, Ct., 12/7-28/13
SPEECHLESS, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Ct.,, 3/9-4/18/14






Additional Information
TWO PERSON SHOWS
Erector square, New Haven, Ct., 1989.
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Ct., 1991.
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, Ct., 10/07
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, Ct. TRANSFORMATIVE, 1/24-3/1/09
Kehler Liddell Gallery, N. Haven, Ct. SITE UNSEEN, 11/4/10-12/5/10
Keator Gallery, Hopkins School, N. Haven, Ct.11/4-12/14/11


ONE PERSON SHOWS
Choate Mellon Art Center, Wallingford, Ct., 1986.
Erector Square, New Haven, Ct., 1998.
Parachute Factory, New Haven, Ct. 2/1-4/30/08
Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, Ct. 9/25-11/4/11
Kehler Liddell Gallery, N. Haven, 10/11-11/11/12
MERCY GALLERY, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Ct.1/8-2/6/13

AWARDS

First prize, sculpture, Greene Art Gallery, 1982.
Honorable mention, Brush and Palette Club, 1983.
First prize, sculpture, Silvermine Art center, Art Of The Northeast, 1991 .
Sculpture prize, Market Award, Silvermine, 1992.
First prize, sculpture, Discovery Museum, 1994.
Honorable mention, Stamford Museum, 1996
First prize, sculpture, Silvermine Art Center, Art Of The Northeast, 1999
Best In Show, Silvermine Art Center,Art Of The Northeast, 2010
The Weiss Sisters Prize for Sculpture (best sculpture) New Haven Paint and
Clay Club 2013
Selected for studio tour by Jennifer McGregor, curator, Wave Hill, N.Y.C., CWOS,10/13

 


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