We are pleased to invite you to opening reception of Terese William Waenerlund's solo exhibition "Mother’s Return" exhibition. The opening reception will be held at Berg Gallery on Birger Jarlsgatan 67 on Saturday 10 November 12 to 4 pm.
In the “Mother’s return” exhibition, Waenerlund challenges the norm of the art glass’s perfect smooth surfaces and position as worshiped objects. The exhibition includes several wall-hanging works in glass, textile and metal where the glass fluid bubbles and creates a rough, abstract opaque structure and two monumental glass sculptures placed directly on the floor. Her last exhibitions in Stockholm were at "Swedish glass art after 2000" at Millesgården in 2016 and "Glass is Tomorrow" at Nationalmuseum in 2015.
"It fascinates me how we look at different aesthetic expressions. How body relates to object and making to performance is recurrent themes in my work. With, and through glass, I seek to explore and challenge the social and cultural hierarchies that influence our judgment. The expectations of objects combined with the contradictions you find in glass as a material, led to the development of a new technique called Burn-Out. This has become the primary technique I work with and the method I use to question the structure that supports the norm of perfect smooth surfaces and adored objects.”
Terese William Waenerlund (born 1982) lives and works in Bua south of Gothenburg. Waenerlund has been educated at the National Academy of Glass in Orrefors and The Glass School in Novibor, Czech Republic. Then she achived a Bachelor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark 2010 and a Master at Konstfack in Stockholm 2013 at the Department of Glass and Ceramics. Waenerlund has been exhibited around Sweden and Europe, including venues like Millesgården, Nationalmuseum, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, (all in Stockholm) Museo Tecnológica del Vidrio (ES), The Glass Factory Boda, Halland Art Museum, and most recently at Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg. She is represented at Halland Art Museum, Museo del Vetro, Murano and The Glass Factory in Boda.