UNTITLED (MALE FIGURE)
signed, dated 1991 and numbered 1/10
30 ins x 36 ins; 76.2 cms x 91.4 cms
Addressing major themes such as sexuality, homoeroticism and body image, Evergon has helped to shape our understanding of gender and sexual relationships while challenging photographic conventions. Untitled (Male Figure) (1991) is a polaroid from the artist’s Ramboy series, created as a homoerotic paradigm that focuses on male beauty and sensuality. His work with polaroids began in the early 1980s, with works like Untitled (Mother), featured as a triptych, preceding the artist’s fascination with sexual exploitation and promiscuity. The burnt edges and saturated colours are an effect of the photographic process to which Evergon often experiments. It was during this transition that the artist begins to explore theatrical motifs including costume, lighting, models and props.
Evergon, born Albert Lunt in 1946, changed his name once he began working professionally. He received a BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and completed his MFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1974. He currently works as a professor in the photography department at Concordia University.
Private Collection, Toronto