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december, 2021

sat04dec12:00 pmEvan Lee: Forged12:00 pm Art Gallery at EvergreenEvent Type :Art Gallery event

Event Details

Join us for a solo exhibition by artist Evan Lee, opening November 20!

Vancouver-based Chinese Canadian artist Evan Lee is best known for making lens-based images in new and unexpected ways. Referred to as a member of the “post-photography” generation, Lee often makes camera-less photographs: high-resolution images captured using a flatbed scanner. Using such techniques, he explores the limits and possibilities of photography through experimentation, adaptability and an economy of means. Lee’s economical approach extends into the sculptural and painted works included in Forged, which he produced using mass-produced instant food and shoe polish. Through the arduous process of producing high-resolution still-life scans of cheaply produced dollar-store items, diamonds (both real and fake), or the painstaking manipulation of moistened instant noodles into abstract figures, Lee considers the extraordinary within the multitude of mundane, easily discarded and mass-produced objects that occupy our lives. His artworks recirculate them, infusing these items with new meaning and value. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Evan Lee (b. 1975) received his MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2000. He is known for exhibitions of his experimental painting and photo-based work as well as for teaching and writing. Lee was selected as the West Coast and the Yukon finalist for the 2014 Sobey Art Award, has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally, and is represented by Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver.  

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm

Location

Art Gallery at Evergreen

1205 Pinetree Way

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