Spectacular Vernacular Painted Backgrounds And Studio Portraits From The George C. Berticevich Collection

Curated by: Mark Sloan

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.

Events

January 11, 2:15pm | Lecture by Mark Sloan titled The Secret Life of the Archive: Highlights from the Berticevich Collection and other rich repositories of history as seen by the camera, followed by a reception.

Untitled (Landscape with Lake and Bamboo), used at The May's Studio, Chinatown, San Francisco, ca. 1930
Untitled (Landscape with Lake and Bamboo), used at The May's Studio, Chinatown, San Francisco, ca. 1930
Spectacular Vernacular installation view
Spectacular Vernacular installation view
Spectacular Vernacular installation view 2
Spectacular Vernacular installation view 2

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