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About The Work
Smarties presents the nostalgic childhood treat washed away of its color through licking on the surface. All eight colors display their own characteristics in the changed candy surface. The fading color mimics an erased surface, playing with candy pigmentation. Returning to the oral stage of psychosexual development, the exploration endured by putting an object into your mouth is revisited, this time with an analytical approach to gratification. The material and documentive truth is contaminated with the oral and erotic stimulation of licking.
Smarties, is part of Christine D'Onofrio's contribution to AbC's FOOD anthology.
About the Print
These editions, supervised by the artist, are printed with archival pigment inks on a glossy Fine Art paper. The ink and paper combination have a display permanence rating of 150+ years. All our prints are made with the greatest attention to quality and a concern for permanence.
About the Artist
Christine D'Onofrio is a visual artist currently living and practicing in Vancouver. Her work focuses on the re-staging of objects where she utilizes the tropes of commercial photography and film to investigate the problematics of identity, femininity and the body. She attended York University in Toronto for her BFA, and completed her MFA from the University of British Columbia. She currently teaches at the University of British Columbia.