Opening Reception: Without A Word

Free parking is available at the ICBC parkade, adjacent to Lonsdale Quay Market after 6pm and on weekends.

Related exhibition: Without A Word

without a word speaks to a widely shared experience of having one’s picture taken without formal permission, and to the evocative power of stolen encounters that might reveal more about identity than might ever be found in a formally posed portrait. This remarkable, yet unknown, collection of portrait photographs comes from the private collection of Bill Wu, representing many acclaimed twentieth-century artists including Berenice Abbott, Robert Doisneau, Walker Evans, Graciela Iturbide, and Mary Ellen Mark.

Please join us for an opening reception on Sunday, September 22 at 1pm.
Opening remarks at 1:30pm.

Photo: Berenice Abbott, Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery, Manhattan. 1935

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101 Carrie Cates Court
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4

Situated on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh, and xwməθkwəýəm Nations.

The Polygon Gallery continues the forty-year reputation of Presentation House Gallery in engaging the public with the most visionary artists of our time. A new waterfront landmark on Vancouver's North Shore, The Polygon offers a one-of-a-kind space to encounter contemporary visual art with a focus on photography.

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