In my search for a summer studio sublet, I recently discovered Theresa Hackett’s superb abstractions. Full of delicate color combinations and seductive textural contrasts, Hackett’s paintings reference landscape, architecture, textiles and the modernist grid, which she breaks down and idiosyncratically reconstitutes in odd, refreshing, ways. Her paintings present a kind of ordered and winsome chaos, somehow conveying that everything is going to be fine.
[Image above: A corner of Theresa Hackett’s DUMBO studio.]
NOTE: California readers can check out Hackett’s work in an upcoming show at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California Santa Barbara.
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