A new generation of British Columbian artists will be on display during a showcase at North Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery running Sept. 29 to Oct. 17.
The Lind Prize 2021 display will feature work from the 17 finalists for the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, with work spanning the photography field from prints, photo sculpture, video installations and film.
The Lind Prize, established in 2016, is awarded annually to an emerging B.C.-based artist working in film, photography or video. Artists are nominated by staff and faculty from arts institutions and post-secondary programs such as the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria.
A video still from Charlotte Zhang's 2021 work Every Method of Being in the World Looks Wrong But Feels Spectacular | Charlotte Zhang
"The Polygon was honoured to receive over 70 nominations from across the province this year,” stated gallery director Reid Shier in a release. “With an exhibition showcasing the work of 17 finalists, the Lind Prize continues to expand as a critical showcase of emerging artistic voices in B.C."
The winner of the Lind Prize, selected by a jury of arts professionals, will receive $5,000 and a chance to produce a project with the Polygon Gallery. The winner will be announced at a distanced award ceremony on Sept. 28.
Click through the gallery above to see some of the featured work.