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

DOLL-LIKE, New Haven Arts Council / Jon Slade Ely House, 2014
SPEECHLESS, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Ct.,, 3/9-4/18/14
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF UNREALIZED DREAMS:UNMADE PROJECTS,Gallery of the Institute Library, New Haven, Ct., 12013
ACTIVE MEMBERS EXHIBIT, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, 2013
IN THE LAYERS, Silvermine Art Center, 2013
HANDFULL OF ART, John Slade Ely House, 2013
NEW HAVEN PAINT AND CLAY CLUB ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT 2013,14
COLLECTIVE VISION, Silvermine Guild, 2012
LOCAL BUILDERS, West Cove Gallery, W.Haven, 2012
90th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT, Silvermine Guild, 2012
UNNATURAL VARIATIONS, Akus Gallery,ECSU, 2012
CROSSROADS, Silvermine, 2011
EXTRAORDINARY FACILITIES, John Slade Ely House, 2011
THE GUY SHOW, Artspace, Fairfield, Ct., 2011
FLOCK, Art Space, New Haven, Ct. 2010
LANGUAGE IN ART, Silvermine Guild, 2010
INVENTIVE STRUCTURES: BEYOND THE CODEX, International Competition, Creative Arts Workshop, N.Haven,Ct. 2010
SEDUCED: THE REVELANCE OF LANDSCAPE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, The Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, Ct., 2009
NEW MEMBERS SHOW, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 2009
FAMILY BUSINESS, Parachute Factory, New Haven, Ct., 2009
ONE THING, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, 2008
CITY WIDE OPEN STUDIOS, New Haven,Ct. 2007, 08, 09,10,11,12,13
BLACK & WHITE & RED UPSTAIRS, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Ct., 2007
MENAGE A TROIS, Gateway Community College, New Haven, Ct., 2007
CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES, Arts & Literature Laboratory, New Haven, Ct., 2007
TRANSFORMATIONS, Arts & Literature Laboratory, New Haven,Ct., 2007
ANNUAL MEMBERS GROUP SHOW, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven,Ct., 07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14
NEW WORK ANNUAL, Stamford Museum, Stamford, Ct., 1996
ANNUAL BARNUM FESTIVAL, the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Ct., 1994 and 1995.
ART OF THE NORTHEAST USA, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Ct., 1991, 1992, 1993,1994, 1999, 2008,2010
NEW WORK NEW HAVEN, Artspace, New Haven, Ct., 1994.
THE ITALIAN ARTIST, Artspace, New Haven, Ct., 1987.
INVITATIONAL SHOW, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Ct.,1986
ARTISTS WORKING IN NEW HAVEN, Ct., 1984, 1985 and 1986.
NATIONAL JURIED SHOW, Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, Ct., 1982.
CONNECTICUT SCULPTORS OF THE EIGHTIES, Westport, Ct., 1981


Additional Information
TWO PERSON EXHIBITS

Keator Gallery, Hopkins School, N. Haven, Ct.2011
SITE UNSEEN, Kehler Liddell Gallery, N. Haven, Ct., 2010
TRANSFORMATIVE, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, Ct.,2009
NEW WORK, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, Ct., 10/07
NEW WORK, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Ct., 1991.
NEW WORK, Erector square, New Haven, Ct., 1989.

ONE PERSON EXHIBITS

FRAGMENTS: TRAGEDY AND HOPE, Kehler Liddell Gallery, 2014
MERCY GALLERY, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Ct.2013
METAMORPHOSES, Kehler Liddell Gallery, N. Haven, 2012
METAMORPHOSES, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, Ct. 2011
PARACHUTE FACTORY, New Haven, Ct. 2008
ERECTOR SQUARE GALLERY, New Haven, Ct., 1998
CHOATE MELLON ART CENTER, Wallingford, Ct., 1986.

AWARDS

SELECTED FOR STUDIO TOUR by JENNIFER McGREGOR, CURATOR, WAVE HILL, N.Y.C., for CITY WIDE OPEN STUDIOS, NEW HAVEN, 2013
THE WEISS SISTERS PRIZE FOR BEST SCULPTURE, New Haven Paint and Clay Club 2013
BEST IN SHOW, Silvermine Art Center, Art Of The Northeast, 2010
FIRST PRIZE, SCULPTURE, Silvermine Art Center, Art Of The Northeast, 1999
HONORABLE MENTION, Stamford Museum, 1996
FIRST PRIZE, SCULPTURE, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Ct.,1994.
SCULPTURE PRIZE, Market Award, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, Ct.,1992
FIRST PRIZE, SCULPTURE, Silvermine Art center, Art Of The Northeast, 1991
HONORABLE MENTION, Brush and Palette Club, 1983.
FIRST PRIZE, SCULPTURE, Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, Ct.,1982.

 


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