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OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS

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Image: Installation view of Screenshots of Home (detail), Art Gallery at Evergreen, 2021. Photo by Rachel Topham Photography.

The Art Gallery at Evergreen‘s Outdoor Exhibitions offer a safe way for Lake Lafarge visitors to engage with local artists.

 The Art Gallery at Evergreen (AGE) has curated a series of public-facing artworks on the exterior windows of the Evergreen Cultural Centre. These Outdoor Exhibitions are presented in conjunction with our exhibition programming and create opportunities for park visitors to engage with art in a low-barrier, safe public setting with limited health concerns and offer respite for park visitors and passersby.  

Prompted by COVID-19 preventative measures and to increase art access during a time of substantial stress, we reached our community by using the exterior building windows as a presentation space for artworks. Sponsorship funding from the City of Coquitlam has enabled us to continue our series of outdoor public-facing artworks throughout 2021.  

This Outdoor Exhibition series presents several exciting opportunities: to provide the community access to contemporary artwork in a highly used public space in the City of Coquitlam; to contribute meaningful artistic content to the AGE’s participation in community life outside the gallery walls; and to raise public awareness of the art gallery and the artists it exhibits. 

All that we carry by Angeline Simon

February 2022 – February 2023 

Lethbridge-based artist Angeline Simon mines her familial photographic archives for source material to create collages that span multiple time periods and geographies, fulfilling a human desire for connection and belonging. Grappling with the disconnection the artist feels to her Malaysian Chinese and German roots, All that we carry (2021) urges us to consider how culture and family history are altered or lost in the process of immigration.   

Angeline Simon is a multidisciplinary artist from Lethbridge, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2018 with a BFA in Art Studio. As a second generation Canadian, Simon explores familial narratives and the dynamics among contrasting cultures. Her physical distance from family members and lack of participation in both German and Malaysian Chinese cultural traditions motivates Simon’s investigation into her ancestral past. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and institutions including Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton; Contemporary Calgary; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Casa, Lethbridge; Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge; and the University of Lethbridge Dr. Foster James Penny Building. 

All that we carry is presented in partnership with TransLink for Capture Photography Festival. 

Creep by Fei Disbrow

March 01, 2022 – August 29, 2022

Fei Disbrow, Creep, 2021-. Courtesy of the artist.

 “Creep” is defined as slow movement and the permanent change or deformation of a solid material from prolonged stress. Vancouver-based artist Fei Disbrow (she/her) states that her photographic collage series Creep, is a response toan ache, a yearning, a shift” caused by the pandemic. Drawn to the living textures of the landscape, Disbrow plays with the scale of images from her past travels to Nunavut and Ucluelet, focusing on the isolated details of vibrant orange lichen and sedimentary rock. In Creep, Disbrow alters these photographic souvenirs to reflect awe and reverence for the land, as well as the feeling of uncertainty as we face the reality of the climate crisis and the ongoing pandemic. 

Disbrow works across sculpture, photography, works on paper and textiles. Guided by her interest in material manipulation, Disbrow explores the in between spaces and the familiar gone astray. She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and Canada. Disbrow is currently the guest artist at the Material Matters Research Lab, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver. She is represented by Gallery Jones, Vancouver, and Friesen + Lantz Gallery, Ketchum, ID. 

Thanks to backlit panels behind the artwork designed by our amazing tech team, this exhibition is available to view all day long on our exterior lobby windows. 

Inherit

Available to view February 12 – April 24, 2022

Inherit weaves together diverse lens-based works by Joi T. Arcand, Zinnia Naqvi, Birthe Piontek, Carol Sawyer and Vivek Shraya. Using video, installation and photography—all mediums with an innate connection to time—these artists revisit or reenact personal histories, photographs and archives to grapple with loss, longing and identity.

This exhibition is part of the 2022 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program. This Selected Exhibition is Capture’s 2022 Printing Prize recipient. The Capture Printing Prize is generously supported by Wesgroup.

Visit the Art Gallery: Thursday – Friday, 12 – 6PM | Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 5PM. 

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.

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