Lot 28     
Larissa Tiggelers

Teased Apart
acrylic on panel
30” x 38”
Estimate $3,500

Courtesy of the artist and Norberg Hall, Calgary

Larissa Tiggelers’ paintings have consistently offered spaces for contemplation, but the respite found in the work Teased Apart is more urgent. This (almost) diptych reflects the uncertainty of the present and the precariousness of the future. The painting’s double composition is fused at a vertical plane, and while the compositions seem to repeat each other, they are not resolved exact copies. Rather, they are stealth doppelgängers, each side attempting to match the other. Tiggelers holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and a BFA from the Alberta University of the Arts. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she served in a number of positions within Calgary artist-run centres, culminating her service in 2015 as the Director of Stride Gallery. She is currently an Assistant Professor within the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Regina.