Chester Fields 2019: Something In My Eye

Charlotte Bailey

James Borrill

Anna Bryan

Zach Chard

Yuxuan Deng

Danielle Egilson

Pablo Esquivel

Artem Furman

Donovan Galsco

Giovanna Garbuglia

Anova Hou

Victoria Jackson

Kayli Koonar

Jolin Liu

Abby Lundquist

Christal Lyu

Kate MacLeod

Iris Maes

Grace Merrells

Arthur Na

Jennifer Park

Jason Ross

Gabby Rumsby

Paulo Schalkhammer and Timo Slupetzky

Rio Shimada

Nicholas Szeto

Farryn VanHumbeck

Amber Wang

Mia Xu

Asalah Youssef

Alice Zeng

Chester Fields is The Polygon Gallery’s teen outreach program. Every year, the gallery invites teens from across the Lower Mainland to create an original work of photographic art in response to a unique theme. Inspired by the current exhibition a Handful of Dust, this year's theme Something In My Eye, challenges artists to think close to the camera’s lens and to experiment with ways of interrupting or changing the lens’s ability to view and capture its photographic subject.

The submissions were juried by Peppa Martin, curator and director of Truth and Beauty Gallery; Ian McGuffie, award-winning photographer and Head of Digital Photography at VanArts; and Birthe Piontek, acclaimed artist and faculty member at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

The finalists of the 2019 Chester Fields Program are featured in an exhibition at The Polygon Gallery from April 6-21.
Please note: The exhibition will be closed on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17 for a private event. 

The Polygon Gallery app features more content about this program including the theme, a closer look at the artists involved in a Handful of Dust for inspiration, the jury, and finalists.

The app is free to download from the Apple Store and Google Play. From within the app, visit the menu and select "Chester Fields" from the Audio and More section.

Image: Donovan Galsco, Division, 2019

Capture

Charlotte Bailey, "All The Things We See", 2019
Charlotte Bailey, "All The Things We See", 2019
James Borrill, "Tunnel Vision", 2019
James Borrill, "Tunnel Vision", 2019
Anna Bryan, "Untitled", 2019
Anna Bryan, "Untitled", 2019
Zach Chard, "into perspective", 2019
Zach Chard, "into perspective", 2019
Yuxuan Deng, "Who. Am. I.", 2019
Yuxuan Deng, "Who. Am. I.", 2019
Danielle Egilson, "Faulty Connection", 2019
Danielle Egilson, "Faulty Connection", 2019
Pablo Esquivel, "Broken Connection", 2019
Pablo Esquivel, "Broken Connection", 2019
Artem Furman, "becloud", 2019
Artem Furman, "becloud", 2019
Donovan Galsco, "Division", 2019
Donovan Galsco, "Division", 2019
Giovanna Garbuglia, "Dust to Dust", 2019
Giovanna Garbuglia, "Dust to Dust", 2019
Anova Hou, "Similtude", 2019
Anova Hou, "Similtude", 2019
Victoria Jackson, "Treading Water", 2019
Victoria Jackson, "Treading Water", 2019
Kayli Koonar, "Interference", 2019
Kayli Koonar, "Interference", 2019
Jolin Liu, "Confusion", 2019
Jolin Liu, "Confusion", 2019
Abby Lundquist, "The Deserted", 2019
Abby Lundquist, "The Deserted", 2019
Christal Lyu, "Ideation", 2019
Christal Lyu, "Ideation", 2019
Kate MacLeod, "Interstellar Medium", 2019
Kate MacLeod, "Interstellar Medium", 2019
Iris Maes, "Timeless Euphoria", 2019
Iris Maes, "Timeless Euphoria", 2019
Grace Merrells, "Accusations", 2019
Grace Merrells, "Accusations", 2019
Arthur Na, "Mirror Mirror on the Wall', 2019
Arthur Na, "Mirror Mirror on the Wall', 2019
Jennifer Park, "A Dreary Winter Day", 2019
Jennifer Park, "A Dreary Winter Day", 2019
Jason Ross, "Return", 2019
Jason Ross, "Return", 2019
Gabby Rumsby, "Double Vision", 2019
Gabby Rumsby, "Double Vision", 2019
Paulo Schalkhammer and Timo Slupetzky, "Death on the mind", 2019
Paulo Schalkhammer and Timo Slupetzky, "Death on the mind", 2019
Rio Shimada, "Untitled", 2019
Rio Shimada, "Untitled", 2019
Nicholas Szeto, "Untitled", 2019
Nicholas Szeto, "Untitled", 2019
Farryn VanHumbeck, "sundress", 2019
Farryn VanHumbeck, "sundress", 2019
Amber Wang, "Light Within the Dreams", 2019
Amber Wang, "Light Within the Dreams", 2019
Mia Xu, "Granville Island Public Market", 2019
Mia Xu, "Granville Island Public Market", 2019
Asalah Youssef, "Refracted Perspective", 2019
Asalah Youssef, "Refracted Perspective", 2019
Alice Zeng, "Toxic Love", 2019
Alice Zeng, "Toxic Love", 2019

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