Offsite Exhibitions

Offsite exhibitions are organized by the Gallery’s Preparator/Exhibition Coordinator and generally draw from works from the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection. Offsite exhibitions also present opportunities for emerging and local artists to present their work to a wide audience.

Two Burnaby library locations, Bob Prittie Metrotown Library and McGill Library, host these exhibitions.

Alex Joukov: Fun Generic

Alex Joukov, Does this please you? (detail), digital print on paper, courtesy the artist.

October 24-January 1, 2023

Bob Prittie Metrotown Library
6100 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
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Alex Joukov is a Vancouver based tattoo artist and illustrator whose work addresses the constructs and values of modern day culture using an assemblage of reoccurring visual symbols.  Taking cues from both pop culture and classical art, Alex’s illustrations provide a dark, yet often humorous commentary of the human condition and its decadent nature.  Joukov’s work can be seen throughout the city on show posters, wine bottles and murals.

Jacques Hnizdovsky:  Works from the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection

Jacques Hnizdovsky carving the woodblock "Girl's Head" in 1969.

September 12, 2022 to January 9, 2023

McGill Library
4595 Albert Street, Burnaby
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Jacques Hnizdovsky (1915–1985) was a Ukrainian-American painter, printmaker, graphic designer, illustrator and sculptor. He studied art in Warsaw and Zagreb, before immigrating to the United States in 1949. Hnizdovsky is most well-known for his woodcuts, particularly those of animals and plants. Hnizdovsky explained his preference for these subjects by saying that as a new immigrant, he found New York overwhelming and without knowing the language, he felt lonely. 

The Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens became a place of refuge for Hnizdovsky. In Hnizdovsky’s wood cuts, the various animals come alive—their unique personality expertly captured. Hnizdovsky eventually became a successful artist and took part in many international exhibitions while his work has been collected by the largest museums around the world. He created over 375 prints in his lifetime, most of them depicting animals.

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