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Power Through Color: Serena Bocchino & Nola Zirin

May 11 - July 6, 2018
Reception: Friday May 11, from  6 - 8 pm

Please contact  J. Cacciola • Gallery W for pricing and availability.

Press Release

J. Cacciola • Gallery W is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Power Through Color: Serena Bocchino & Nola Zirin. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, May 11 through July 6, 2018 at 35 Mill Street, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All are welcomed to attend. For more information on upcoming events, please contact J. Cacciola • Gallery W at 212-462-4646.


We are excited to present a show featuring two female artists that have each exhibited their work for over 25 years. This is the first time that Serena Bocchino and Nola Zirin have exclusively shared a two-person show, which will reveal their unique approaches to color and composition. 

By exhibiting side-by-side, the exhibition displays the power of their work through their individual use of color.


Serena Bocchino was born in New Jersey, where she continues to live and work. Bocchino has been recognized by many art institutions for her work and is the recipient of numerousawards including, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the PS 1 International Studio Residency, the Artists Space/Artists Grant, the Art Matters Grant, the Brodsky Center for Printmaking Residency and the Basil Alkazzi Award, USA. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has granted her Fellowships in both Painting and Drawing. Bocchino’s work has been the subject of six films. The Museum of Modern Art in New York premiered the documentary, “Observer Highway Revisited, the work of Serena Bocchino”.

Bocchino’s works have recently been acquired and featured in the collections of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland; The Bronx Museum of Arts in New York; The Lotus Museum in Beijing, China; the Taoxichuan Museum CAFA in Jingdezhen, China; and the Museo ItaloAmericano in San Francisco.


Nola Zirin was born in New York City, where she still lives and works. She was recently featured in a solo exhibition at the June Kelly Gallery booth at the Park Avenue Armory. She has been critically reviewed by ArtNews, Art in America, the New York Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer. She studied painting with Milton Resnick and George Ortman. She also studied printmaking with Bob Blackburn and Donn Steward. Zirin is a member of the prestigious American Abstract Artists Association. Zirin’s works have recently been acquired and featured in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the National Museum of Taiwan in Taipei City, Taiwan; and the Taoxichuan Museum CAFA, in Jingdezhen, China.


We hope you will join us for an opening reception on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 6:00 pm to experience the beauty and creativity of Bocchino and Zirin’s works.


For all press inquiries, additional images and information, contact: 1-212.462.4646 or email

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