Evergon. Theatres of the Intimate

Evergon. Theatres of the Intimate is taking up residence at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) this fall and winter. This retrospective of Evergon, one of Canada’s foremost photographers, brings together more than 200 pieces for the first time to celebrate the prolific career of this bold artist. Dare to enter the carnal burlesque universe of Evergon’s work. For more than 50 years, the artist has combined techniques to develop a strikingly unique baroque aesthetic. He employs a humorous take on genres such as portraits, landscapes, and nudes to produce always moving and occasionally irreverent imagery. Warning: you may not find some images shocking. Until April 23, 2023.

Photo credit: Evergon, Evergon with Herons and Shells, 1979. Electrostatic print (Colour Xerox) 35.6 x 21.6 cm. Courtesy of the artist. © evergon
Photo credit: Evergon, The Clown, 1988. Instant dye print (Polaroid), 240 x 224 cm (ensemble). Purchased for the collection Prêt d'œuvres d'art en 1990, transferred to the MNBAQ Permanent Collection. (2005.2724) © evergon Photo: MNBAQ, Jean-Guy Kérouac
Photo credit: Evergon, Ramba Mama III, from The Ramboys: A Bookless Novel. Works by Egon Brut and Celluloso Evergonni Series, 1992. 126.7 x 105.2 cm. MNBAQ, Gift from the artist (2019.907) © evergon Photo: MNBAQ, Denis Legendre
Photo credit: Evergon, Ron with Magpies, from the Caucasians in Birdland Series, 1982. Instant dye print (Polaroid) with photo collage 20.3 x 25.4 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Photo credit: Chromogenic Curmudgeons (Evergon-Ringuette), Pierrot, Discuss which Pierrot, from the Homage to Antoine Watteau Series, 2021. In collaboration with Karl-Gilbert Murray. 185 x 150 cm. Collection of the artists. © evergon

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