Art In America

Serena Bocchino

at Art Mora,
547 West 27th Street

Marking her 30th year of exhibiting in New York, Serena Bocchino brings an ever-accelerating energy to this selection of abstract paintings and monotypes. The artist's affinity with jazz is immediately evident in the bright, freehand swirls and drips that activate her surfaces, many of them studded with bits of mirror and/or gold and silver leaf. Blobs and tangles alternate with more controlled forms, evincing a sure command of both physical materials and compositional structure. Improvisations like this, as every jazz musician knows, require a virtuosic blend of imaginativeness and discipline.

 

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