Evergon

 

Evergon is regarded as a genuine cultural icon in Canada. He is an artistic and social pioneer who focuses on contemporary questions concerning cultural and body diversity and diversity of identity. For nearly 50 years, the artist’s career has centred on bold photographic, technological, and aesthetic research.

Evergon is an immense creative force: identity, body diversity, love, desire, and ageing are at the root of his work. He celebrates, often humorously, all facets of life. The simultaneously political and sensualistic nature of his work raises questions on sexual orientation. Through collages, the art of photocopy and an entire array of exploratory photographic approaches, including the Polaroid, Evergon revisits, with rare vitality, genres such as portraits, landscapes, and nudes.

Black Rock, Mystic Beach is from the photographic series Manscapes showing locations people meet to have sex. A major retrospective of the work of this seminal photographer is now on view at the Musée national des beaux‑arts du Québec and runs to April 23, 2023. The series Manscapes alongside other select racy photographs will be presented at ELLEPHANT gallery in Montreal from February 18 to April 8, 2023.