Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Land of Plenty, an installation by Jackie Riccio for the 2021 edition of Expo Chicago Online. Land of Plenty includes three-dimensional paintings, tufting, and collage.
Jackie Riccio’s artistic practice includes experimental painting, textile, installation, costume, and community organization. Land of Plenty is also what Riccio calls her studio, body of work, and way of life. Riccio is an organizing member of The Palace Collective and Leftover Sewing. She has exhibited across the United States, Canada, and internationally in Germany, Poland, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
As a visitor in this desert I acknowledge and appreciate the ancestral Puebloans who have lived in communion with this land before us. Here in Albuquerque the Pueblo people of Sandia and Isleta have been stewards to this colorful earth, towering mountains and big sky for thousands of years and continue living here today. We reside on stolen lands; all of the work in this exhibition was made on occupied Southern Tiwa territory in the year 2020. – Jackie Riccio