Image: Installation view of Shaheer Zazai: SForEtoE, exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 2023. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.
Engage with art in and around the Art Gallery at Evergreen.
The Art Gallery at Evergreen (AGE) presents a curated series of public artworks in our neighbourhood. These temporary installations can be found on the Evergreen Cultural Centre lake-side lobby windows and at the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Skytrain Station.
Our Outdoor Exhibitions are presented in conjunction with our gallery exhibition programming and create opportunities for gallery and park visitors, transit users and passersby to engage with contemporary art in accessible, outdoor public settings. Visit us to learn more.
Shaheer Zazai: SForEtoE
Evergreen Cultural Centre Lobby Windows
Shaheer Zazai’s striking digital carpets transform imagery from ancient Afghan tribal carpet weaving using familiar digital software: Microsoft Word. Zazai has reconfigured SForEtoE (2021) especially for Evergreen Cultural Centre’s lobby windows to incorporate the unique architectural features of this building into the digital carpet’s design.
Shaheer Zazai is an Afghan Canadian artist with a studio practice in both painting and digital media. His works focus on exploring the development of cultural identity in the present geopolitical climate and in the Afghan diaspora.
Zazai received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University, Toronto, in 2011. He is a recipient of Ontario Arts Council grants and was a finalist for EQ Bank’s Emerging Digital Artists Award in 2018. Zazai has had several solo and group exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto; a group exhibition at Doris McCarthy Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario; and a solo exhibition at Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick. He will participate in an upcoming summer exhibition (2023) at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto.
Images: Installation view of Shaheer Zazai: SForEtoE, exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 2023. Photos: Rachel Topham Photography.
Alyson Davies: Blue Earth Tarot
April 2023 – March 2024
Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station
What journey are you on? Find inspiration in this immersive tarot card deck by artist Alyson Davies.
Created as playing cards and thought to originate in 14th–century Italy, tarot cards became associated with mystical powers by the 18th century. Today, people seek guidance from tarot readings, finding empowerment and self-reflection in this meditative ritual. Alyson Davies’s Blue Earth Tarot (2022) series unites the seasons and astrology with images of the body and the natural world. The whimsy, tenderness and magic in this suite of 78 blue–and–white cards offers a delightful contrast to the routine experience of the surrounding street and transit station.
Alyson Davies’s Blue Earth Tarot public art installation is presented in partnership with TransLink.
Installation view of Alyson Davies: Blue Earth Tarot, exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 2023. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.
Situated on the shores of Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park, Evergreen Cultural Centre (ECC) exists on the unceded, traditional and ancestral core territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation, which lies within the shared territories of the səli̓lwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) nations in the region known today as the Tri-Cities.