The Polygon Gallery: Miradas Alternas

  • December 11, 2020 - February 7, 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

The exhibition Miradas Alternas explores alternative approaches to the photographic representation of violence in contemporary Mexico. It features photographs, video and printed material by women lens-based artists from Mexico: Juliana Alvarado, Alejandra Aragón, Koral Carballo, Mariceu Erthal and Sonia Madrigal. Combining artistic, documentary and journalistic approaches, their work responds to the ongoing femicide crisis that has exponentially increased in recent years, along with enforced disappearances and multiple forms of criminal violence, amidst an ongoing armed conflict of unimaginable horror and yet so full of images. Rejecting the forensic gaze common to news photography and mass media, they draw on language, use poetic devices and employ performative strategies to produce photographic images differently. Focusing on the affects of loss, grief, rage, and fear, their work evokes the absence of missing and murdered women and tell stories that claim spaces for presence, visibility and justice.

Image: Sonia Madrigal, From the series Death rises in the East,  ongoing since 2014, Inkjet print, courtesy of the artist.

Friday, December 11 - Sunday, February 7

The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver

The Polygon Gallery: Miradas Alternas
101 Carrie Cates Court