Drawing Theresa
December 2010 - March 2011
Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, California, USA

In 2010, Hugo Crosthwaite, Theresa Magario and Josue Castro entered into a collaboration project, Drawing Theresa which was performed at Noel-Baza Fine Art in conjunction with group exhibition, Bare, Naked & Nude.

For six hours, open to public viewing, Crosthwaite created an anatomy drawing on Theresa's nude body as she reacted to his work performing Japanese Butoh movements. This intuitive and conceptual dance between artist and model offered an intimate and rarefied view into their evolving creative process. After Crosthwaite completed his drawing Castro then captured and interpreted Theresa as an object of his photographic exploration while she danced for his camera.

Drawing Theresa, the performance and the final photographs, explore the creative relationship that evolved between each of these three artists. Crosthwaite, Magario and Castro are individually and collectively commenting on nudity and its existence in the American cultural discourse.

The Drawing Theresa series of photographs were part of the Secret Identities exhibition at Noel-Baza Fine Art, March 11- April 23 2011. Images from the Drawing Theresa project are limited to 10.

"Josué Castro and The Photography of Secret Identities"
- Sign On San Diego, January 23, 2011


Drawing Theresa: Hugo Crosthwaite & Theresa Magario
Drawing Theresa
December 11, 2010
Hugo Crosthwaite & Theresa Magario