The Polygon Gallery presents Dog Days, an exhibition that focuses on the relationship between canines and humans through photography, and video works. Dog Days is a survey of the camera’s interactions with our canine companions. Today, dogs figure prominently in visual culture through Instagram feeds, viral videos, memes and other media, yet our photographic obsession with dogs is as old as the camera itself. Dog Days features contemporary works, classic images, and vintage photographs from several local archives and… more
The Polygon Gallery
- 101 Carrie Cates Court
- North Vancouver, BC V7M3J4
- Phone: 604.986.1351
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.
Dog Days is a photography exhibition of our favourite friends. Today, dogs figure prominently in visual culture through Instagram feeds, viral videos, memes and other media, yet our photographic obsession with dogs is as old as the camera itself. Dog Days features contemporary works, classic images, and vintage photographs from several local archives and collections, considering how dogs have shaped, and are shaped by, human society. Dogs on leashes are welcome in the exhibition. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am -… more
Samuel Roy-Bois (b. 1973, Québec City) is an internationally acclaimed artist living in Kelowna, BC. He works with a diverse range of media including photography, drawing, sculpture, performance, and installation to probe the socio-political dynamics of the built environment. Reward Friends, Punish Enemies is a site-responsive installation - imagined as an intervention into the architectural space of The Polygon—that invokes histories of resource extraction and the forest industry on the North Shore. Venetian blinds… more
Sara Cwynar is a multimedia artist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Primarily working in video and photography, Cwynar’s artworks evolve from a cyclical process of collecting, creating, and re-presenting both original and found visual material. Her luminous and iridescent collages allude to the staggering proliferation of images in contemporary visual culture. Outmoded technologies and studio tropes converge with digital artefacts and futuristic imagery, creating kaleidoscopic tableaus displaced in time. Organized by… more
The Polygon Gallery presents Christian Marclay: The Clock, a cinematic montage tour-de-force synchronized with actual time on a 24-hour clock. Recognised as one of the most important contemporary artworks of our time, The Clock is an audiovisual tour-de-force. Presented in a custom-built cinema within the gallery, the work montages film and television footage from the last 70 years. The time represented in each clip is synchronised with actual time, allowing The Clock to function as a 24-hour timepiece. Christian… more
Join us at The Polygon Gallery for a guided tour in Farsi, led by an arts professional. Learn more about the history of the Gallery and the summer exhibitions: Christian Marclay: The Clock Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II Samuel Roy-Bois: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies Dog Days Sponsored by: PARC Retirement Living Sunday, July 21st, August 11th & September 22nd 2019 The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more
From Here to There: Searching for Narrative in Photography For the first time in Vancouver, widely acclaimed contemporary photographer Alec Soth will give a talk discussing his development as a photographer, with a special emphasis on photobooks and storytelling. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Soth's latest publication, I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating (Mack, 2019), will be available at the Gallery bookstore. Presented in collaboration with FotoFilmic. Reservations are recommended. A select… more
Domingo 28 julio a 14h Domingo 18 agosto a 14h Domingo 8 septiembre a 14h Planifique su visita a la galería y acompáñenos en una visita guiada en español, dirigida por uno de nuestros profesionales del arte. Descubra la historia de The Polygon Gallery y aprenda más sobre las exposiciones: Christian Marclay: The Clock Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II Samuel Roy-Bois: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies Dog Days Patrocinado por: PARC Retirement Living Sunday, July 28 at 2pm Sunday, August 18 at 2pm Sunday, September 8 at 2pm Join us… more
Planifiez votre visite à la Galerie et joignez-nous à nos visites en français, dirigées par un de nos professionnels de l'art. Découvrez l'histoire de The Polygon Gallery et les expositions: Christian Marclay: The Clock Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II Samuel Roy-Bois: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies Dog Days Sponsorisé par: PARC Retirement Living Support du communication: Alliance Française de Vancouver Join us at The Polygon Gallery at for a guided tour in French, led by an arts professional. Learn more about the history of… more