Presentation House Gallery
The Polygon Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

Death and the Family


A group exhibition which addresses family relationships : how they affect the development of individual identity, and how they influence our ideas about mortality and immortality.

Includes work by Gisele Amantea, Marian Penner Bancroft, Wyn Geleynse, Paula Levine, Toby MacLennan, Lani Maestro, Ross McElwee, Dennis Oppenheim, Larry Sultan and Bill Viola.

Walking tour with the curator and artists, Saturday April 22, 2:15 p.m. Reception at 3 to 5 p.m.
Screening of Bill Viola’s 54 min. video The Passing, with a talk by New York film & video critic Deirdre Boyle. At the Western Front, Friday, May 26, 8 p.m.
Screening of Ross McElwee’s film, Time Indefinite, with introductions by Vancouver filmmaker Colin Browne, at Pacific Cinematheque, Friday, May 12, 7 pm. Second film will be Blue by Krzysztof Kieslowski, 9:30 p.m.
Artist’s Talk by Gisele Amantea, in the gallery, June 4, 3pm
Artist’s Talk by Larry Sultan, in the gallery, June 11, 3 pm
3 workshops by Paula Levine, for highschool students, on grieving & memory.

Supported by the Canada Council, the Vancouver Foundation, Preferred Service Customs Brokers, Hemlock Printers and Opus Framing & Art Supplies.

Catalogue with text by Karen Love, Deirdre Boyle and Bruce Grenville.

  • Gallery Invitation