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9.5 x 13.3 inch inkjet print

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Artist Statement:


This image came about as the result of an infatuation with 18th and 19th century Venetian glassware. These wildly ornate period glasses were so finely wrought, the vessels themselves no longer serve any functional purpose. Often, they are in a state of becoming something else entirely—a dragon, dolphin, flower or bird. I wanted to double down on this gesture of being in a state of "becoming" by re-creating the glasses out of food, the very substance they would normally contain. Can the body and substance become the ornament itself?




Svava Tergesen (b. 1993; Vancouver, BC, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in photography. Combining elements of sculpture, collage and cooking, her work reimagines everyday experiences of domesticity. She has exhibited at the Polygon Gallery (North Vancouver, Canada); Macaulay Fine Art & Co. (Vancouver, BC); the University of Iowa (Iowa City, USA); Seymour Art Gallery (North Vancouver, Canada); and she was recently long-listed for the New Generation Photography Prize. Her most recent project, Garnished sundries, was on view at twenty bus shelters around the City of Vancouver in January 2022.

Svava Tergesen, Zanfirico Glassware, 2021

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