Death And The Family

Gisele Amantea, Marian Penner Bancroft, Wyn Geleynse, Paula Levine, Toby MacLennan, Lani Maestro, Ross McElwee, Dennis Oppenheim, Larry Sultan and Bill Viola
Curated by: Karen Love

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.

Media Coverage

Walking tour with the curator and artists, Saturday April 22, 2:15 p.m with a Reception from 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.

Presentation House Gallery published a catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition, with text by Karen Love, Deirdre Boyle and Bruce Grenville.


Death and the Family, exhibition publication
Death and the Family, exhibition publication
Larry Sultan, To Be Successful, chromogenic print, 1984
Larry Sultan, To Be Successful, chromogenic print, 1984
Cover of the exhibition brochure
Cover of the exhibition brochure
Death and the Family, Gallery Invitation
Gallery Invitation

Connections, meanings, and challenges.

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