Vancouver

The Polygon Gallery: MESH

  • December 4, 2020 - January 10, 2021
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Location: The Polygon Gallery
  • Address:
  • 101 Carrie Cates Court
  • North Vancouver, BC V7M3J4
  • Admission: By donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group

A showcase of the winners of the first annual MESH prize, organized by FotoFilmic. Launched in late 2018 as a unique juried call designed to foster new dialogues between contemporary photography and other visual arts disciplines, MESH invited practicing artists worldwide to submit work commenting on the shared materiality of their respective medium, and how physicality intertwines with critical meaning at the dawn of an age of virtual reality.

Izabella Provan's engaging black-and-white scenes offer a glimpse of a figure or an event that are poetically abstracted by her camera. While a narrative arises, it is inconclusive, and the viewer is encouraged to meander through her beautiful forms and uncertain situations. She is paired with the artist Gregory Kaplowitz whose work is tactile and luscious. In shades of red and predominantly abstract, his physical impressions of personal spaces resonate as intimate portraits of time in the world. Together their work creates a dialogue between image and form, representation and abstraction, colour, and its absence.

The exhibition was curated by Rebecca Morse, Curator of Photography, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA and Linsey Young, Curator, British Contemporary Art at Tate, London.

Image:

Izabella Provan, Intervene, 2016.

Friday, December 4 - Sunday, January 10

The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver

The Polygon Gallery: MESH
101 Carrie Cates Court