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. This work is made from the Polaroid's negative. 

"Arrows on the Ground" is an excellent output from the artist's "Manscapes" series that took place from 1993-2003. This body of work is bold and audacious, capturing the details of clandestine meeting spots for gay cruising across the world.

Set in what appears to be a cemetery, the photograph is framed by a desolate colonnade and a strong sense of silence that pervades the scene. The setting is marked by a trail of hand-drawn arrows that lead toward the viewer, placing the audience as an active participant in this secret hideout.

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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"Arrows on the Ground - Colonnade" 

London, England. 1998 

Giclée print

From an edition of 5

37"H 30"W (work)

41"H 31"W (framed)

Framed with museum glass

Very good condition.

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