Nicole Cherubini ('93), Jackie Saccoccio ('85) + upcoming collisions

Nicole Cherubini (RISD ’93) will be on campus as a visiting artist in the Ceramics Department, September 13 & 15th, and 28 & 29th, to create pieces for the upcoming “Collision” RISD Museum group show. Cherubini will have an open door policy during her visit to campus so that students and other interested persons can observe her process and talk to her.  Read more about Nicole http://www.nicolecherubini.com/

“Collision” is  curated by Jackie Saccoccio (’85) , a painter and curator who has taught studio courses for RISD Painting.  The exhibit will open on November 12th to the public and be on view through March 10, 2011. The opening and gallery talk by Saccoccio will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010.   “Collision” is a reinterpretation of Saccoccio’s 2008 “Blueballs” exhibit at APF Lab  in NYC in which 15 artists installed art work on top of one another’s for a cumulative piece that morphed daily.  Read more about Jackie  http://www.jackiesaccoccio.com

In the words of Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, Collisions “presents exhilarating juxtapositions of artworks and processes they collide with and are layered on top of one another. Embracing flexibility and open-endedness, the result is a vibrant environment that echoes the cultural loss and chaos created by the insertion of the new. Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s “combines” and his belief that the world can be viewed as a “gigantic painting from which to crop,” guest curator Saccoccio invited 17 artists to contribute to an ongoing installation whatever works and installation procedures they chose, with several artists working directly on the gallery walls. The show’s location in the lower Farago Gallery—a space encountered by many RISD Museum visitors as they enter—stimulated some artists to examine architectural concerns about how building façades and entry spaces function.”

The participating artists are Cherubini, Caroline Achaintre, Carl D’Alvia, Lucky DeBellevue, Franklin Evans, Jeffrey Gibson, Susan Jennings (with Slink Moss), Michel Majerus, Marilyn Minter, Joyce Pensato, Erica Royer, Jackie Saccoccio, Laura Stein, Nader Tehrani, Doug Wada, Christopher Wool, and Kevin Zucker (Assistant Professor, Painting).