Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette | Two Old Friends Play Chess

Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette | Two Old Friends Play Chess

EJJ0014Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette
aka
Chromogenic Curmudgeons
Two Old Friends Play Chess
September 8 – October 14, 2017

Artist Talk  |  Thursday, September 7, 5pm
University of Alberta, FAB 2-20

dc3 Art Projects is proud to present Two Old Friends Play Chess, an exhibition by Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, aka Chromogenic Curmudgeons. Created under the pseudonyms Celluloso Evergonni and Gigi Angeletti, three distinct series of large-scale photographic works are presented here that were made by the duo during a period in which Evergon was housebound. Painterly in both form and content, the series of still lifes/landscapes, volcanos and Rorschach’s create psychological spaces that serve as portraits of both the artists and of the viewers.


‘’For years I spent my creative time globe trotting in search of Ramboys, Cruizing Grounds and/or Homo-Baroque/Rococo productions in the Polaroid studios of New York, Boston and Frankfurt.

Three years ago my body failed me. I became ill and with this I was confined to my home/studio i.e. housebound.

But in an act of defiance and remembrance, I started to work in tandem with Jean-Jacques Ringuette, my long-time collaborator. From memorabilia, we produced a series of photo/paintings of still-lifes/landscapes titled Two Old Friends Play Chess.

We danced around each other, we parried, we counter-charged, we trumped each other as queen fiends – no time for a king. It was a courtship of physicality, equality, creativity, and good fun.

Our creative process is well beyond a simple collaboration: our works would not exist without the contribution of the both of us.”

– Evergon, Summer 2017


Evergon (b. 1946, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada) lives and works in Montréal. He holds an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his work has been the subject of numerous major solo exhibitions. His work is found in private and public collections in Canada, the United States and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada, The Photographer’s Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Princeton Collection, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Jean-Jacques Ringuette (b. 1961, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada) is a Montréal-based photographer whose work has been shown throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. He holds an MFA in Photography from Concordia University and his work is found in numerous private collections, as well as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Evergon and Ringuette have been working together since 2015 under the name Chromogenic Curmudgeons (Celluloso Evergonni and Gigi Angeletti) and their work was first shown at Galerie Trois Points in Montréal in 2016.

CHROMOGENIC CURMUDGEONS web


PRESS RELEASE

INSTALLATION IMAGES

TOFPC (1)TOFPC (6) TOFPC (2)TOFPC (5) TOFPC (3) TOFPC (4)
 


WORKS

Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Lle Vulcan: Nocturnal, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 24 x 30 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Lle Vulcan: Nocturnal, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 24 x 30 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Lle Vulcan: Diurnal, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 24 x 30 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Lle Vulcan: Diurnal, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 24 x 30 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Bambi Startled by African Warrior / Patagonian Peacock Cacti Blues, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Bambi Startled by African Warrior / Patagonian Peacock Cacti Blues, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Sundowner Bar / Ducks and Golden Babies, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Sundowner Bar / Ducks and Golden Babies, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, The Ugly Duckling: Horror Vacui, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, The Ugly Duckling: Horror Vacui, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Fuschia: The Devil is in the Details, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Fuschia: The Devil is in the Details, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Oh Ken! You’re such a Gladiator, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Oh Ken! You’re such a Gladiator, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Under the Watch of the Thalidomide Angel, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Under the Watch of the Thalidomide Angel, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Meditation: Death of a Mouse, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Meditation: Death of a Mouse, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Neolithique Revolution: Batima’s Lost Shoe, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Neolithique Revolution: Batima’s Lost Shoe, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, A long, long time ago, before the olden days, the great grey heron was transversing the full moon.  Sixth sensing danger, it turned its head back over its shoulder as the golden talons of the bald eagle pierced into its back, its black sword-like beak pierced the eagle’s heart. And the two fell, tumbling out of the moon., 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, A long, long time ago, before the olden days, the great grey heron was transversing the full moon. Sixth sensing danger, it turned its head back over its shoulder as the golden talons of the bald eagle pierced into its back, its black sword-like beak pierced the eagle’s heart.
And the two fell, tumbling out of the moon., 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Anticipation for the Stoned Fish to Breach the Surface, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Anticipation for the Stoned Fish to Breach the Surface, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 40 x 50 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, White Stag Trilogy: Hobs in Hell Cavorting in a Drunken Arabesque of Ribald Revel, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 50 x 40 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, White Stag Trilogy: Hobs in Hell Cavorting in a Drunken Arabesque of Ribald Revel, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 50 x 40 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Oceanus: Terrestial Tortuem Murmurings of the Peyote Princess Bocca della Verità, 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 50 x 40 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Oceanus: Terrestial Tortuem Murmurings of the Peyote Princess Bocca della Verità, 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 50 x 40 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Punchinello: Hot Cherry Rose Psycho 'Ananas Phoque' (If you remember the 60’s, you weren’t there), 2015-16Inkjet on archival paper, 50 x 40 in
Evergon + Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Punchinello: Hot Cherry Rose Psycho ‘Ananas Phoque’
(If you remember the 60’s, you weren’t there), 2015-16
Inkjet on archival paper, 50 x 40 in