Vancouver

The Polygon Gallery

  • 101 Carrie Cates Court
  • North Vancouver, BC V7M3J4
  • Phone: 604.986.1351
Operating Status: OPEN
COVID-19 Reopen Date Effective: TBD

Known as Presentation House Gallery for nearly four decades, The Polygon Gallery is a non-collecting Canadian public art gallery with a focus on photography and media-based art.

Located on the waterfront of Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver, the new purpose-built facility is designed by world-renowned firm Patkau Architects. The Polygon is now open and looks forward to welcoming you to our new home.

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  • Operating Status::
    • OPEN

December 11, 2020 - February 7, 2021

A pot lid for the sky is a two-person exhibition featuring Canadian artist Christopher Lacroix in response to the satirical pledge made by American conceptualist John Baldessari in the early 1970s: “I will not make any more boring art.” Baldessari performed this statement through a series of banal gestures that directly contradicted the words. Lacroix, whose performance- and lens-based works dissect the hostilities endured as a queer person, presents new photographs and video that rebuke empty words. The written word is… more

December 11, 2020 - February 7, 2021

Everything Leaks is an experimental collaboration by artists Marise Kriangwiwat Holmes and Maya Beaudry. The artists embed images within images, using collage, stickers, watercolour, and other mediums to respond to our era of visual information overload. Reacting to an increasingly digital and dematerialised culture, their works unfold across tactile surfaces, such as fabrics, sculpture, and printed photographs. These physical environments construct an imagined architecture of the mind, speculating on the ways in which… more

December 11, 2020 - February 7, 2021

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… more

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 30, 2021

Feast for the Eyes explores the rich history of food as one of photography’s most prevalent and enduring subjects. In an age where sharing images of food has emerged as a unique facet of contemporary culture, this exhibition offers a look at the timeless ways in which things we eat shape us and our perceptions of the world. Featuring works by some of the most important artists of the past century, the presentation includes Nobuyoshi Araki, Buy Bourdin, Nan Goldin, Vik Muniz, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans… more

March 4, 2021 - May 30, 2021

Feast for the Eyes explores the rich history of food as one of photography’s most prevalent and enduring subjects. In an age where sharing images of food has emerged as a unique facet of contemporary culture, this exhibition offers a look at the timeless ways in which things we eat shape us and our perceptions of the world. Featuring works by some of the most important artists of the past century, the presentation includes Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Rinko Kawauchi, Vik Muniz, Martin Parr, Irving Penn, Ed Ruscha, Cindy… more

 

 

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