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The Life and Times of the Blue Fairy: Theresa DeSalvio

September 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Life and Times of the Blue Fairy: Theresa DeSalvio

CJ Gallery, Center for Law & Justice
Fifth Floor, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

On view: September 3 – December 13, 2019
Opening reception and artist talk: September 12th, from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Reception and artist talk will take place in Workshop 2, Express Newark (54 Halsey Street, Room 312, Newark, NJ 07102). Guest will view the exhibition in CJ Gallery following the talk.

The Life and Times of the Blue Fairy is a narrative body of paintings that use as its central character the Blue Fairy, the magical being who transforms Pinocchio into a real boy. In these paintings, Theresa DeSalvio explores the thoughts and actions of the Blue Fairy in her daily life, her childhood memories and travel. The artist uses simplified space and bold color to highlight the emotionally charged narrative of the paintings.

Theresa DeSalvio is a painter, author and filmmaker. Her paintings encompass imagery based on childhood memories, everyday life and travel. DeSalvio has explored psychological and social issues in her work that have included addiction (heroin), survival (cancer) and social interactions. In addition to making paintings, DeSalvio has been making videos that extend the narrative of her work. DeSalvio holds a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College, City University of New York and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York.


September 12
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Paul Robeson Galleries
54 Halsey Street 3rd Fl.
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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