Crudités | Svava Tergesen

Svava Tergesen |

Crudités disseminates a vision of hybridity by altering the identities of everyday food objects. The once familiar connotations of foods are stripped away, opening up a space for the object to be determined as a material in and of itself.

Svava Tergesen is an interdisciplinary artist based on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Through a confluence of sculptural, still-life and collage techniques, Svava’s work speaks to themes of identity, the body, psycho-spiritual perception and disability.

Repeat After Me | Bruce Fraser

Bruce Fraser

Repeat After Me

This photographic work attempts to provoke the everyday towards obscurity and highlight the wavering centrality and stability of the domestic space by positioning objects in dialogue with each other to create domestic photographic sculptures.

My work often stemms from an intellectual restless-ness concerning my domestic space. Most of my work deals with the centrality, stability, and continuity in the domestic space. In my most recent series, I am attempting to focus on the peculiarity of “the everyday” domestic space and to position objects in dialogue with both each other and with people to provoke the everyday towards obscurity, using my own subjective perspective as the catalyst.

sik teng mm sik gong (pardon my chinese) | Gloria Wong

Gloria Wong

sik teng mm sik gong (pardon my chinese)” consists of a series of large format 4×5 photographs that are part of an investigation into Asian-Canadian diasporic identity and the ways that it manifests through familial relationships, domestic spaces and objects. This work takes up aspects of the everyday to visualize the things “in between” that make up this identity: between care and neglect, sterility and warmth, belonging and alienation. The title of the work refers to a common Cantonese phrase in the Hong Kong-Canadian diaspora about first-generation immigrants who can understand parts of the language but don’t know how to speak it. Through a combination of portraits and still lifes, these photographs attempt to portray the complexities and nuances of this Asian-Canadian identity, while being conscious of overt stereotypical signifiers.

Gloria Wong (b. 1998) is an emerging artist based on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her practice primarily uses photography to explore the complexities and nuances of East Asian diasporic identities and the ways they are shaped by different relationships-whether between people, their environments or objects.

This project has been awarded the Chick Rice Award for Excellence in Photography