Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7-9pm
Presenting two complementary shows to celebrate the festive season, the Burnaby Art Gallery will exhibit a selection of master engraver H.E. Bergman’s scenes of the Canadian winter, alongside a display of handmade artist cards, from November 4, 2016 to January 7, 2017.
Winnipeg artist H.E. Bergman (1893-1958) was trained as a commercial wood engraver, to later take up a fine art practice. His engravings were often inspired by landscapes as well as flora and fauna. Known for his ability to exploit the subtle black-and-white tones of the medium to create rich textures, Bergman’s best known works from the City of Burnaby Permanent Collection will be shown as well as works held in private collections and personal items and tools.
Artworks including greeting cards will make up the Season’s Greetings exhibition with works by Alistair Bell, Thomassie Echalook, L.L. FitzGerald, William Kurelek and W.J. Phillips along with notable artists. Gallery patrons will be encouraged to create their own cards for display in the gallery.
Opening Reception | Thursday, November 3 | 7-9pm | FREE
About the Artist Talk | Sunday, November 6 | 2-4pm | FREE
Karen Paul and Norma Bergman share stories of the life and work of their grandfather
In the BAG: Family Sundays | 1-4pm | FREE
Sunday, November 13 - Relief Printing
Sunday, December 11 - Holiday Art Cards
Sunday, January 8 - Colour in Twilight
Art Tour Tuesday | Tuesday, November 15 | 12:15-1:15pm | FREE
Tea & Tour | Tuesday, November 15 | 2-3:30pm | $7.50
ABOUT H.E. BERGMAN
Born in Dresden, Germany, Henry Eric Bergman studied commercial art before arriving in Canada in 1913. He worked as a commercial engraver at Brigdens of Winnipeg, and began to produce his own prints with the encouragement of painter and printmaker Walter J. Phillips. Bergman’s work is held in collections including the Burnaby Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum (Calgary) and National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa).