Evergon

EVERGON "CHAOS: SAVAGE CATS" POLAROID, 1985

$6,500

Evergon (b. 1946) is a celebrated contemporary Canadian photographer with over 40 years of artistic production. Evergon is best known for his accomplishments across photography and new media, particularly his innovations with Polaroids, as well as his pioneering contribution to queer art in Canada. 

Evergon has played a crucial role in expanding the visual representation of LGBTQ+ identities as both an artist and activist. Through exploring his own identity and sexuality, Evergon dismantles societal constructs of gender and masculinity with overt depictions of queer culture and eroticism. 

The artist's oeuvre is marked by his distinct and highly imaginative approach to image-making. Defying the conventions of photography, his incredibly stylized compositions have a fascinating painterly quality, often depicting elaborately arranged tableaux and whimsical, transportive worlds. 

In the 1980s, Evergon began experimenting with the Polaroid, reimagining the possibility of the medium in terms of technique, scale, and aesthetic properties. 

"Chaos: Savage Cats" is an excellent example of Evergon’s otherworldy vision. Using phantasmic colors and surreal imagery, Evergon captures a dreamlike tableau where chaos and elegance seamlessly intertwine.

In 2022, Evergon's work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of Fine Art in Quebec. His art is¬†celebrated¬†in public collections across Canada and beyond, including the National Gallery of Canada,¬†Mus√©e de l'√Člys√©e¬†(Switzerland), and Polaroid International Collection (Germany), to name a few.

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"Evergon Chaos: Savage Cats Attack the Kingdom and the King Loses his Head" 

1985-1986

Polaroid

Signed by the artist, bottom right margin

10"H 8"W (work)

13"H 14.75"W (framed)

Very good condition.

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