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Serena Bocchino extends the tradition of Abstract Expressionism into contemporary gestural abstraction through web and Rorschach-like enamel paintings. Flexing the particular qualities of enamel, Bocchino's works are exceptionally clean compared to other Ab Ex painters, pooling colors without hesitation or worry that they will be contaminated or diluted by their neighbors. This allows the artist a faster production method in which she can be highly influenced by music, a phenomenon she describes as the backbone of her studio practice, the transmutation of sound into visual art. It is most fitting then, given her aesthetics, that Bocchino received a fellowship from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper in addition to recognition from P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.