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… more
The Polygon Gallery
- 101 Carrie Cates Court
- North Vancouver, BC V7M3J4
- Phone: 778.288.4456
Located in heart of the revitalized Lower Lonsdale area on Vancouver’s North Shore, The Polygon Gallery is a spectacular event venue with city skyline views and a clean, contemporary design. Designed by Governor General’s Award- winning Patkau Architects, the Gallery is a striking building that gleams on the harbourfront, rising in waves towards the North Shore peaks, and beckoning visitors to its doors. Minutes from downtown Vancouver, this unparalleled space can accommodate groups from 20 to 280 for seated dinners, and is able to welcome over 600 guests throughout the building for stand-up receptions. It is the perfect canvas for your signature event.
The Polygon Gallery is ideal for hosting weddings, holiday celebrations, corporate meetings, and gala events, and is also suited to professional filming and photo shoots.
The Gallery is a sought-after event venue, with its range of interesting spaces and modern features:
• two large galleries with thirteen-foot ceilings and saw-tooth skylights, bathing the spaces in natural light
• a layered, perforated metal exterior cladding that reflects the industrial nature of the surrounding landscape
• a covered second-floor balcony with panoramic views of downtown Vancouver
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
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
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
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