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