Casa della Nuova Strega
Asya Geisberg Gallery
New York, NY

Casa della Nuova Strega

Gualdoniā€™s paintings in Casa della Nuova Strega connect remedy and ritual, imagining contemporary women's domestic interior as a nexus of competing forms of labor and belief systems, where anxiety and stress are sublimated into wellness culture practices. Merging the domestic with the intellectual, and folk tradition with fine art, Gualdoni unsettles our relationship to interior space. Her dynamic interiors give a sense of the psychology of obstructed female ambition: instead of resigning themselves to norms, women have consistently sought education, status, and fulfillment through peripheral paths, often transfiguring their relationship to domestic life and space in the process, acting as a crucible for innovation and resilience.