Unfinished Business: Vancouver Street Photographs 1955 To 1985

Dick Bellamy, Michael de Courcy, Jack Dale, Christos Dikeakos, Fred Douglas, Svend-Erik Eriksen, Robbert Flick, Greg Girard, Fred Herzog, Curt Lang, N.E. Thing Company, Henri Robideau, Brian Stablyk, Bruce Stewart, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Tony Westman, Paul Wong.
Curated by: Bill Jeffries

Unfinished Business is a critical examination of the streets and street life of the City of Vancouver and its environs. The exhibition explores the history of 'street work' from a key period in the city's development. This thirty year period was chosen for several reasons, one of which was to acknowledge the work of Fred Herzog, who has photographed the city since 1954, more or less launching the post-was photo documentation of Vancouver. At the other end of the thirty year period is Expo '86, the world's fair that forever changed the city. The main subject of the exhibition is quotidian Vancouver - our everyday urban reality as it happened to be captured on film. The photographs of Vancouver's street life in the exhibition take the city's pulse in it's last years as a "small town on the coast."

The exhibition is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, The B.C. Arts Council, The City and District of North Vancouver, The GVRD, the North Shore Arts Commision and the District of West Vancouver. The events are supported by the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation.

Presentation House Gallery published two catalogues in conjunction with the exhibition.

Gallery Press Release
Events

Saturday January 11, 2pm | Introductory talk on the exhibition by PHG Director Bill Jeffries.

Thursday January 16, 7:30 |An Evening on the Subject of Curt Lang.
Speakers: Claudia Cornwall, Gordon Cornwall, Fred Douglas, Jamie Reid

Thursday January 23, 7:30 | Working the Streets in pre-Expo Vancouver
With speakers: Michael de Courcy, Fred Herzog, Tony Westman and Brian Stablyk

Thursday January 30, 7:30 | Flaneurism and the Pedestrian Gaze
Speakers: Christos Dikeakos, Ian Wallace and Roy Arden.

Thursday February 6, 7:30 | No Girls Allowed!
Speakers: Ronnie Tessler, Marian Penner Bancroft, Sherry McKay and Petra Watson

Thursday February 13, 7:30 | Vancouver as an Evolutionary Organism
Speakers: Gordon Price, Trevor Boddy, Michael Kluckner
At the Wall Centre Penthouse in Vancouver.

Thursday February 20, 7:30pm | City on the Edge: Is Pre-Expo Vancouver Worth Saving?
Speakers: Gordon Price, Trevor Boddy, Michael Kluckner
At the Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street

 


Unfinished Business exhibition publication
Unfinished Business exhibition publication
Unfinished Business, exhibition publication 2, OOP
Unfinished Business, exhibition publication 2. OOP
"Hastings at Columbia", Fred Herzog. ( Gallery Invitation - front )
"Hastings at Columbia", Fred Herzog. ( Gallery Invitation - front )
Unfinished business, Gallery Invitation - back
Gallery Invitation - back

Unfinished Business: Vancouver Street Photography 1955 - 1985

The first publication (of two) for the  group exhibition, Unfinished Business, Vancouver Street Photography. The exhibition featured a wide selection of photographs of Greater Vancouver’s streets and street life in the pre-Expo period. Exhibition artists included Dick Bellamy, Michael de Courcy, Jack Dale, Christos Dikeakos, Fred Douglas, Svend-Erik Eriksen, Robbert Flick, Greg Girard, Fred Herzog, Curt Lang, N.E. Thing Company, Henri Robideau, Brian Stablyk, Bruce Stewart, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Tony Westman and Paul Wong.

Catalogue Design: Geist and Anna Wilkinson (cover & title page). Printer: Mitchell Press and Generation Printing (cover & title page)

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Unfinished Business: Photographing Vancouver Streets 1955 - 1985 (Expanded)

A collection of essays and photographs related to Presentation House Gallery's 2003 exhibition. Essays by curator Bill Jefferies, Rob Brownie & Annabel Vaughan, Petra Watson, Fred Douglas, Gelm Lowry, Jeff Wall & Jerry Zaslove, Henri Robideau, Jamie Reid, Garry Morse, Clint Burnham, Wadye Compton & Robert Sherrin, Adrienne Burk, Amrie Annharte Baker, Christos Dikeakos, Derek Simons, Fred Herzog, Micheal Barnholden, Sharla Sava, Stephen Osborne, Cory Verbauwhede, Fred Wah, Ian Wallace, Gordon Cornwall, Brett Enemark, Meredith Quartermain, and an interview by Annebelle Vaughan and Jerry Zaslove.

Photographic works by: Dick Bellamy, Michael Courcy, Jack Dale, Christos Dikeakos, Fred Douglas, Svend-Erik Eriksen, Robbert Flick, Greg Girard, Fred Herzog, Curt Lang, Robert Sherrin, Burnaby Historical Society, N.E. Thing Company, Henri Robideau, Brian Stablyk, Bruce Stewart, Roy Arden, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Tony Westman, Paul Wong

Catalogue designer: Jackie Ritchie. Printer: Hignell Books, Winnipeg

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