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Berger spent time at Ted Hayes' Tent City, erected in downtown Los Angeles in 1984, and visited Skid Row. Her paintings of the homeless do not romanticize or politicize their subjects. She chose to paint the poor as a visual fact, giving cultural presence and visibility to those overlooked individuals who form a very real part of our social landscape.

~Michael Zakian, Director, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University

Christmas Dinner, Venice, 1986
acrylic, 40 x 48 inches

Home is Where You Find It, 1986
acrylic, 48 x 72 inches

Sanctuary, 1986
acrylic, 60 x 48 inches
Collection of Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Buffalo, New York

Home for a Day, 1986
acrylic, 40 x 30 inches

Pat Berger: featured artist in HOME - an exhibition at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
and Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA | July 2014

"No Place to Go" – 'Homeless in America'

Berger's Homeless Series at Walsh Art Gallery
Fairfield University, Connecticut, 1996.

Video is Emmy Award winning "Trouble in Paradise"
by Gary Glazer, featuring Berger's paintings

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