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Carol Sawyer, Desk drawer with eyeglasses, 2019, from the series The Scholar’s Study, 2018, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artist 

2022 Printing Prize Recipient – Art Gallery at Evergreen 

Carol Sawyer, Desk drawer with eyeglasses, 2019, from the series The Scholar’s Study, 2018, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artist 

February 10th, 2022, Vancouver, BC – Capture Photography Festival is pleased to announce Art Gallery at Evergreen’s group exhibition Inherit as the recipient of its second annual Printing Prize. The Capture Printing Prize is awarded annually to an artist or gallery participating in Capture’s Selected Exhibition program, and has a value of $10,000 CAD to be dedicated towards the production of artists’ work for presentation in the Festival. The Capture Printing Prize is generously supported by Wesgroup.

Kate Henderson from Art Gallery at Evergreen and Curator of Inherit says “I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Capture Photography Festival and the Selected Exhibitions Jury for awarding Art Gallery at Evergreen (AGE) with the 2022 Printing Prize. As a curator, it is a tremendous honour to be recognized and I am deeply grateful for this gift. This prize will give us the opportunity to produce additional works —some that have never been exhibited before—as well as the benefit of working with some of the best framers and photo labs in Vancouver who will help us produce the highest quality work possible. The artists and everyone at AGE are truly humbled by this generous gift and we look forward to sharing the exhibition with the public in February 2022!”

The Printing Prize was juried by Capture’s 2022 Selected Exhibitions Jury which includes Dana Claxton, Artist, Professor and Head Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, Sophie Hackett, Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stephanie Rebick, Associate Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Emmy Lee Wall, Capture’s Executive Director. 

Wall states: “The jury was unanimous in its praise of Inherit’s premise which explores the possibilities of lens-based practices to probe and question existing narratives and memories. Capture is thrilled to be able to support artists participating in the exhibition directly with this Printing Prize. We are grateful to Wesgroup for their support of the art community.”

Irshaad Ahmad, Director of Marketing at Wesgroup Properties adds that “Wesgroup Properties is dedicated to helping our local artists showcase their art by supporting platforms like Capture Photography Festival. The work these artists create are always so thought provoking as it allows viewers to see things from a different perspective. We are proud to be a part of this.”

Inherit weaves together divergent lens-based works by five artists—Joi T. Arcand, Zinnia Naqvi, Birthe Piontek, Carol Sawyer and Vivek Shraya. Through video, installation, and photography—a pervasive medium with an innate connection to time—these artists revisit, revise and reenact familial histories and archives to grapple with loss, longing and identity. Exploring and confronting ineffable emotions related to dementia, the ongoing effects of colonialism or the complexities of gender and family dynamics, the artists in the exhibition propose alternative narratives, both personal and political, to tell interconnected stories of kinship, resiliency, and the credibility of memory which can be easily swayed by time. 

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Based in Vancouver, Capture Photography Festival is Western Canada’s largest photography festival and is dedicated to celebrating local and international photography and lens-based art. The Festival aims to showcase critically acclaimed artists, foster emerging talent, encourage active community participation, and initiate public dialogue about lens-based art. Every April, Capture features dynamic public installations, exhibitions from Vancouver’s leading galleries and institutions, and a comprehensive set of public programs including talks, tours, workshops, and film screenings.

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