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Hazel King: Reduction Linocuts from a Burnaby Studio

Hazel King

Hazel King: Reduction Linocuts from a Burnaby Studio
July 24-September 17, 2017
Bob Prittie Library (Metrotown) | 6100 Willingdon Ave

We are pleased to be presenting the work of local artist Hazel King as part Burnaby Art Gallery’s 50th anniversary programming.

Long-time Burnaby resident Hazel King is familiar to many as a founding member of the Burnaby Artists Guild. Founded in 1970, the guild aims to promote appreciation of and participation in the visual arts. In 1991, Hazel purchased her own printing press and converted the basement of her Brentwood area home into a print studio. Most of the linocuts on view in this exhibition were created in Hazel’s home studio. Each of the prints conveys Hazel’s deep love of nature and the Canadian landscape. 

Before moving to Canada in 1947, Hazel attended art classes at the famous Glasgow School of Art. In 1971, Hazel enrolled in printmaking courses offered at what was then Capilano College under the mentorship of Wayne Eastcott. Hazel was one of the first artists to make use of the Malaspina Printshop, creating etchings when the Printshop was still situated at Mathers House in Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park.

Image Credit: Hazel King, Within Green Mansions IV, linocut, 1984.