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Serving the Tri-Cities for over 20 years, the Art Gallery at Evergreen engages visitors through curated exhibitions, activated by public programs and our dynamic school workshops. The AGE focuses on contemporary art and ideas explored by professional artists working in all media. We also support young artists through our annual Emerging Talent exhibition, which features work by local high school students from School District 43. We believe that art is integral to the fabric of daily life and seek opportunities to connect people with artists and the creative process.

EXHIBITION ON NOW

Image above and header: Germaine Koh, Home Made Home: Lululiving, 2018, Photo: Germaine Koh.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, September 14, 6pm-8pm  |  Opening Exhibition

Saturday, September 15, 1pm-4pm  |  Westminster Savings Family Day

Saturday, October 20, 1pm-4pm  |  Westminster Savings Family Day

All events are free to attend. 

Lululiving is open for public viewing on Saturdays, 12pm – 4:30pm, through November 3 and by request during gallery public hours.

EXHIBITION DATES

September 15 – November 4, 2018


OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, September 14, 2018, 6–8 pm as part of the Evergreen Cultural Centre’s 2018/19 Season Launch event.


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Today in the Lower Mainland, even living “small” seems out of reach. Artist Germaine Koh proposes a do-it-yourself approach to the challenges of our current housing climate in her exhibition Home Made Home. The artist asks: “What other forms of housing can you imagine?” Building prototypes, functional structures and small dwellings, Koh draws attention to alternative means for modern living. Koh is a Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver, although she spends a great deal of time on Salt Spring Island, where much of her building takes place. Her approach to her art exemplifies what it means to have an artistic practice that allows for the kind of continual learning that happens through making. Her resulting artworks demonstrate her ongoing investigation of the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places.Currently, Koh is serving as the first artist-in-residence at the City of Vancouver’s Engineering Department. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Koh was a recipient of the 2010 VIVA Award and a finalist for the 2004 Sobey Art Award. Formerly Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she is also an independent curator and partner in the independent record label weewerk.


ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Germaine Koh is a Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver, although she spends a great deal of time on Salt Spring Island, where much of her building takes place. Her approach to her art exemplifies what it means to have an artistic practice that allows for the kind of continual learning that happens through making. Her resulting artworks demonstrate her ongoing investigation of the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places. Currently, Koh is serving as the first artist-in-residence at the City of Vancouver’s Engineering Department. Her national and international exhibition history includes the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle; De Appel, Amsterdam; Para Site, Hong Kong; Power Plant, Toronto; British Museum, London; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg; and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Koh was a recipient of the 2010 VIVA Award and a finalist for the 2004 Sobey Art Award. Formerly Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she is also an independent curator and partner in the independent record label weewerk.

 

Artist Germaine Koh discusses the exhibition Home Made Home at the Richmond Art Gallery.

Home Made Home was originally produced by the Richmond Art Gallery and was curated by Nan Capogna. Home Made Home: Lululiving was created for the first iteration of Home Made Home at the Richmond Art Gallery, June 17–August 26, 2018. It was partially funded by the Richmond Art Gallery via the Canada Council for the Arts.

WESTMINSTER SAVINGS FAMILY DAYS

Westminster Savings Family Days aims to help build an appreciation of the arts by bringing families together in an Art Gallery setting.
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