PLACE: A Nomadic Gallery in British Columbia is a touring exhibition featuring the
PLACE: A Nomadic Gallery in British Columbiais a touring exhibition featuring the work of five BC-based francophone artists who address identity and relationship to territory as well as question the multiple complex relationships to the ideas of place, displacement and belonging. Conceptualized by the Nomadic Gallery and presented by the BC Francophone Cultural and Artistic Council, thePLACE tour arose from a need to support francophone artists in BC. Coquitlam is home to Société francophone de Maillardville (SFM), and for many years, the Art Gallery at Evergreen (AGE) has fostered a relationship with SFM and the city’s francophone community through public programming and exhibitions of work by local francophone artists. Hosting PLACE continuesthe AGE’s work in supporting and engaging with francophone artists, curators and students in the Tri-Cities area and beyond.
Join the Art Gallery at Evergreen for a tour of Hyung-min Yoon's () (2021) augmented reality project at Lafarge Lake.
Join the Art Gallery at Evergreen for a tour of Hyung-min Yoon’s () (2021) augmented reality project at Lafarge Lake.
Each free tour will be 30 minutes long, and you can pre-register for this event through the ticket link. You’ll meet our gallery staff outside the Art Gallery at Evergreen before moving to the () viewing platforms. Then, the tour will end with a look at the outdoor artworks installed on the windows of the Evergreen Cultural Centre.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
() (2021), by artist Hyung-min Yoon, is a location-based augmented reality (AR) sculpture situated on Lafarge Lake, adjacent to the Evergreen Cultural Centre. The sculpture takes the form of a reconstructed and enlarged micro-CT scan of a germinating western red cedar, which is accessed through smart devices, allowing audiences to experience this site-specific artwork during their park walk. () is a new work in the artist’s ongoing series of sculptural installations that are positioned on bodies of water. Each work addresses the artist’s interest in the history of language.
This new work, in existing virtually on Lafarge Lake—a human-made lake that was once a quarry and donated to the City of Coquitlam by Lafarge Cement Company in the 1970s—addresses the relationship between nature and culture and the impact of settler colonialism on the land. This digital experience offers an opportunity for viewers to reflect on the area’s natural history, as well as the ancient characters, languages and metaphors that have shaped humankind’s relationship to trees for millennia.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Hyung-min Yoon is a visual artist working between Vancouver and Seoul. Her work uses a variety of media and forms, with an interest in language, translation and the elemental roots of meaning. Yoon received her BFA from the Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul, and her MFA from Chelsea College of Arts, London. Her work has been exhibited at local and international venues. https://www.yoonhyungmin.com/