Image: Installation view of Janet Wang: To Exit is to Enter (detail), Art Gallery at Evergreen, 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.
Installation view of Janet Wang: To Exit is to Enter, exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 2023. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.
To Exit is to Enter, 2023
April – October 2023
Evergreen Cultural Centre Lobby Windows
Created for Evergreen Cultural Centre’s public-facing windows, To Exit is to Enter (2023) is a large-scale drawing series and augmented reality animation by Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artist Janet Wang. In this series, Wang uses the metaphor of the portal, vibrant colours of red and yellow and self-portraiture to explore how identity is constructed from her perspective as a second-generation Chinese-Canadian settler, artist and mother. Like many people living in this country, the notion of belonging is complicated by histories of exclusion. One hundred years after the Chinese Exclusion Act—a federal policy banning the migration of Chinese people to Canada, from 1923 until its repeal in 1947—the memory of harsh economic conditions, restricted migration and government-enforced segregation continues to echo in the present. Wang carries this history into her artwork as she looks at social patterns of migration, settlement and the complexities of identity.
This artwork includes an augmented reality animation. Use your smart device to scan a QR code to activate the animation, bringing the artwork to life in the digital realm.
Installation view of Alyson Davies: Blue Earth Tarot, exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, Evergreen Cultural Centre, 2023. Photo: 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.
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.