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December 4th Artist Talk With Joseph Saccio at HMA

By Housatonic Museum of Art

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Quiver for St. Sebastian (2005) (contributed photo)
BRIDGEPORT, CT - On Wednesday, December 4th join artist Joseph Saccio for an exclusive walk through of his current solo exhibition: “In a Dark Wood, Wandering,” at the Housatonic Museum of Art. During this free event, which begins at 11am, Saccio will share his artistic process and his interests in mythology, nature and the struggle of bereavement.

Over the course of thirty years, this artist has created large-scale sculptures that draw on classical mythology and religious narrative to create primal, emotional and fantastical works of art that explore loss, grief, and resilience.

Mouth of Medusa (1990) (contributed photo)
Using wood, natural materials and found objects, the ambitious career survey exhibition features to reflect this New Haven-based artist’s feelings about loss and rebirth. While the artwork is frequently dark and pensive, the mood is often lightened by humor through the placement of brightly colored materials.

“Saccio’s work reminds us of the natural cycle of life tempered with humor and surprise; utilizing the power of myth and religious narrative he brings us through the dark and into the light,” said Robbin Zella, Director of the Housatonic Museum of Art. “Time spent in the galleries with him will allow you to contemplate your own experiences with sorrow and resilience.”

Join artist Joseph Saccio on December 4th for an exclusive walk through of his current solo exhibition: “In a Dark Wood, Wandering,” at the Housatonic Museum of Art. (contributed photo)
Saccio’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibits throughout Connecticut, including Mercy Gallery, Silvermine Art Center, Parachute Factory, Erector Square Gallery, Choate Mellon Art Center, Jon Slade Ely House, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, and Gallery of the Institute Library.

The Housatonic Museum of Art is located in Lafayette Hall on the Housatonic Community College campus, located at 900 Lafayette Blvd in Bridgeport, CT. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Henge (2012) (contributed photo)
The Housatonic Museum of Art would like to thank sponsors The Werth Family Foundation and Elizabeth Fray with additional support from The Housatonic Community College Foundation and Housatonic Community College.

This exhibition has been organized by the Housatonic Museum of Art and includes an exhibition catalog with a critical essay by Barbara O'Brien, Independent Curator and Critic.

The Housatonic Museum of Art is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. The museum’s collection offers the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary, and is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility. Visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org to learn more.

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