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

Spectacular Vernacular Painted Backgrounds and Studio Portraits from the George C. Berticevich Collection

A selection of backgrounds and photographs from India, Mexico and San Francisco, all from the remarkable collection of George Berticevich in San Francisco. The exhibition looks at the ‘environments’ selected for representation of the self in studio portraiture, and the implications of the uses of pastoral/urban landscape and other backgrounds.

Supported in part by Benwell Atkins Ltd., Vancouver.

  • Untitled (Landscape with Lake and Bamboo), used at The May's Studio, Chinatown, San Francisco, ca. 1930