Painting in turquoise tones with some colourful accents, woman with fish

Suellen Rocca

Suellen Rocca was an original member of The Hairy Who, a group of Chicago artists who bucked both the austerity of Minimalism and Pop Art’s cool detachment that were prevailing trends on the East Coast to develop a grotesque figurative aesthetic influenced by Art Brut and Surrealism. The six Hairy Who artists—graduates, like Rocca, of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—exhibited together between 1966 and 1969, making work that harnessed the visual languages of both high and popular culture, such as comic strips.

Rocca’s drawings, paintings, and objects from this period often feature repetitive images—simple pictographic representations of palm trees, dancing couples, and jewelry, for example—and vaguely hieroglyphic characters. Taken together, these elements constitute a personal iconography around themes such as romantic feelings, female sexuality, and domestic life.

Since the late 1980s, psychological and comparatively obscure subjects have been dominant in her art: the artist’s inner life, her visions, dreams, desires, and fears. With pictures that are now cheerful, now whimsical, now fearsome, her oeuvre frames a unique perspective on youth, motherhood, anxiety, and loss.

Venue

Secession

Grafisches Kabinett
Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Wien
Map

Current Dates

  • Fri. 03 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 06 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 07 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

July

  • Mon. 13 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 14 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 20 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 21 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 27 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 28 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 29 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 31 Jul 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

August

  • Sat. 01 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 18 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 25 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 31 Aug 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

September

  • Tue. 01 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 02 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 03 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 04 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 05 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 06 Sep 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.