Evergon

Evergon: a.k.a. Celluloso Evergonni, Eve R. Gonzales, Egon Brut. Evergon’s work represents a thirty-five year international career as an instructor and as an artist/photographer imaging primarily, but not exclusively, gay male culture. Evergon construes art history in his very own way, while the grand genres such as landscape take a whole other meaning through his look, or with his quotes of the great masterpieces.

Concerned with technology, past and present, his early photographs explored non-silver processes and electrostatic works. These were followed by instant imaging photographs that culminated with 1 meter x 2 meters colour Polaroid prints. In the 1990’s, there were primarily two bodies of work from Polaroid press cameras. The first was a fabricated document of ‘Ramboys: a Bookless Novel’ finalized as large silver gelatin prints. The other was documented fiction/action within Manscapes – international male-to-male cruising grounds completed in various modes of digital imaging. In the last ten years, Evergon’s works include larger-than-life nudes of his Mother, ‘Margaret & I’ and a selection of images gleaned from his lifetime trove of memorabilia accompanied with self-portraits, ‘Chez Moi: Domestic Content’. In XXX/L and Passion Plays, Evergon presented life size images of himself cavorting with other men. These images are concerned with the crosshatch between images of pornography with the classical Icons of Western Art. ‘A Sailor’s Lament’, presented at Galerie Trois Points, is an installation of two videos, East and West views of the Port of Montreal, a photograph of Port Hope in winter, wall text and a group of photographs of Evergon strutting for his camera wearing a grass skirt, a sailor’s hat, and a giant tattoo of a red haired mermaid. The exhibiton, in Galerie Verticale, Laval, QC, presented 17 running hours of videographed cruizing grounds in and around Montrealopolis and 10 large Inkjet Photographs from the afore mentioned ‘Passion Plays’: both bodies of work present a different investigation of the title.

Curriculum Vitae


Video Portrait


Exhibitions

Cas de figure

Evergon, Natalie Reis, Natascha Niederstrass, Richard Mill
November 22 - December 20, 2014

Chacun montre à chacun

Ellsworth Kelly, Evergon, Fernand Leduc, Joseph Beuys, Mario Côté, Michel Daigneault, Pudlo Pudlat, Richard Mill, Sylvain Bouthillette, Tom of Finland
May 25 - June 22, 2013

Videos

Evergon
May 2 - May 16, 2009

XXX-L

Evergon
July 26 - August 5, 2006

Le bestiaire

Evergon, Jose Antonio Suarez, Londono, Louise Bérubé, Marc Séguin, Nathalie Grimard, Sylvain Bouthillette, Yves Boucher
July 14 - August 25, 2001

Press

  • 2016. 03. 21. - . Les jeux d’Evergon, Vie des Arts. web | PDF
  • 2015. 04. 01. - Sheilah Wilson. An Interview with Evergon, BlackFlash. PDF
  • 2012. 02. 01. - Michael Rattray. Please Lie to Me, Border Crossings. PDF
  • 2010. 06. 01. - Édith-Anne Pageot. Iconographie homoérotique et enjeux politiques dans l,oeuvre récente d’Evergon, ETC. web | PDF
  • 2010. 01. 01. - Jordan Arseneault. At Home with Evergon, Lifestyle. PDF
  • 2006. 01. 01. - Eduardo Ralickas. The Gospel according to Evergon, BlackFlash. PDF
  • 2003. 04. 21. - . Confluence photographique, Vie des Arts. web | PDF
  • 2002. 09. 07. - Jérôme Delgado. Le Corps gay: au-delà des stéréotypes, La Presse. web | PDF
  • 2002. 09. 01. - Yvan Moreau. L’obsession du réel (Et si ce n’était qu’un leurre?), ETC. web | PDF
  • 2002. 08. 01. - Alain Laframboise. Le miroir d’Evergon, CVphoto. web | PDF
  • 2002. 06. 21. - Lyne Crevier. Mythologies sérielles, Vie des Arts. web | PDF
  • 2002. 06. 01. - Christine Palmiéri. Le corps comme lieu du trouble, ETC. web | PDF
  • 2001. 12. 29. - Bernard Lamarche. Bilan buissonnier, Le Devoir. web | PDF
  • 2001. 10. 20. - Hugo Dumas. Evergon et l’art du polaroïd, La Presse. PDF
  • 2001. 09. 20. - Nicolas Mavrikakis. Portrait de famille, Voir. PDF
  • 2001. 09. 12. - Stéphane Baillargeon. Margaret et lui, Le Devoir. PDF
  • 2001. 01. 01. - Paul Ardenne. Le mois de la photo, Art presse. PDF
  • 1999. 12. 11. - Bernard Lamarche. Lieux de rencontre, Le Devoir. web | PDF
  • 1999. 11. 18. - Siobhàn O'Connor. Ever gone cruising?, Mirror. PDF
  • 1998. 09. 01. - Yvan Moreau. La sexualité est une signature du réel, ETC. web | PDF
  • 1998. 05. 01. - André C. passiour. Evergon à Montréal, Fugues. PDF
  • 1998. 04. 01. - Pierre-I. Girard. Les dieux sont tombés sur la tête!, Orientations. PDF
  • 1998. 03. 28. - Henry Lehmann. Photo exhibition by Evergon more chic than cheeky, The Gazette. PDF
  • 1998. 03. 28. - Bernard Lamarche. S’en allant dans les bois, Le Devoir. PDF
  • 1995. 12. 01. - Réjean-Bernard Cormier. La confrérie des Ramboys, ETC. web | PDF
  • 1995. 11. 04. - Jennifer Couëlle. La mise en scène de l’image, Le Devoir. PDF