July 8 – September 9, 2016
Serena Bocchino The Artist
By Lisa A. Banner (Author), Jonathan Goodman (Author), Kathleen Goncharov (Introduction), Lily Zhang (Editor)
This newly released comprehensive artist monograph begins with a biographical essay by art critic and writer Jonathan Goodman who tells the story of the artist about her childhood growing up in an artist family and her experience of being through art movements beginning with the East Village and the excitement of being chosen to show her work in Italy when she was at a studio residency at PS1.
Arranged in chronological chapters by work groups, another essay of the book features art historian, Lisa A. Banner’s detailed analysis alongside over 100 full- color images, tracing Bocchino’s career from 1986 to today. Art lovers will find this publication to be not only a wonderful book-object, but also the first comprehensive study of the artist’s work ever published.
This new book divs 25 years and includes 140 pages of full color images and is written by Lisa A. Banner, Jonathan Goodman, Lily Zhang with foreword by Kathleen Goncharov.
…Bocchino’s paintings reveal a connection in the imaginative energy of the imagery, which salutes the adventurous spirit of American creativity. Bocchino’s recent works demonstrate an ongoing evolution that is exciting to witness. With nearly three decades of work already under her belt, she is proving why we shouldn’t take our eyes off her, her work has always more to discover.”– Jonathan Goodman, Art Writer/Critic taken from the book, Serena Bocchino The Artist
…Bocchino does not mumble nor spew the musical language folded into the artwork: she speaks it loudly and clearly.”– Kathryn Arnold, Art Critic, ArtVoices Magazine