Abstract blue and yellow oil linen on paper

Theresa Daddezio, Blume (2020). Oil on Linen on Panel.

Tereza Daddezio’s painting rests on the border of abstraction and figuration. In their fantastical slippage between the real and imagined, her current body imagines composite beings-- part flora, part human, part digitally-imaged-- within a compressed visual field wherein shapes evoke insects, flowers, bodily vessels, and earthen strata. With a language queering Western formalist-modernist principles, these paintings borrow from Art Nouveau design elements.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.