Earlier this month, on December 4, a crowd of art enthusiasts came out to join artist Joseph Saccio as he provided an exclusive walk through of his solo exhibition: “In a Dark Wood, Wandering,” at the Housatonic Museum of Art. The ambitious career survey exhibition was on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries through December 14th.
Saccio, who is from New Haven, shared his artistic process and his interests in mythology, nature and his journey though bereavement. Attendees marveled at fantastical works created with wood, natural materials and found objects. Over the course of thirty years, Saccio created large-scale sculptures that draw on classical mythology and religious narrative. The result: primal, emotional and imaginative works of art that explore loss, grief, and resilience.
The Housatonic Museum of Art would like to thank Elizabeth Fray, the Werth Family Foundation, the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF), and the Housatonic Community College as well as numerous individual donors for their support. For more information about the Housatonic Museum of Art, visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org or call (203) 332-5052.
Caption For Photo Above: A crowd of art enthusiasts gathered to attend a gallery walk through with artist Joe Saccio at the Housatonic Museum of Art.
Caption For Photo Above: Artist Joe Saccio, of New Haven, shared his artistic process with the crowd as he stood in front of his work.