Oak Bay artist co-op highlights autobiographical Snapshots showcase

Snapshots runs from June 4 to 22 at Gage Gallery, 2031 Oak Bay Ave.

Hazel Harris’ Snapshot is on display from June 4 to 22 at the Gage Gallery, 2031 Oak Bay Ave. (Hazel Harris image)

Personal perspectives of bodies and faces take centre stage for artist Hazel Harris in her Oak Bay showcase come June.

The Vic West artist started painting for a grad show at the University of Victoria in 1990 and since then has finished three figurative series amongst other genres. This current show, Snapshots, is largely autobiographical and reflects personal experiences with friends and family.

“It was inspired by a photo of my husband’s family which I’m calling farm folk,” Harris said.

A member of the Gage Gallery artist co-operative for about a year now, Harris posts her first solo show with the group starting June 4.

READ ALSO: Artists unite to create Gage gallery collective

She joined the artist collective, where the gallery is run by artists who participate in running the gallery and pay into its rental, on advice from a friend.

“This co-operative experience is a new one… it’s been a very rewarding experience. I’ve met some really kind people,” Harris said.

Snapshots runs from June 4 to 22 at Gage Gallery, 2031 Oak Bay Ave. There is an opening reception with artist in attendance Friday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Learn more about the artist at hazelharrisgoestoparis.com. Visit the Gage Gallery Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2031 Oak Bay Ave.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Green New Deal meeting in Sooke part of a larger movement

Humanity has 4,000 days left before it will be too late

Small crews battle ravenous invasive bullfrogs that gobble up native species

American bullfrogs diet includes smaller native frogs, local salamanders and songbirds

Council pursues water line extension for north Sooke

Properties affected by Highway 14 project may see water service

Verdict expected on July 22 in trial of care aide accused of sexual assault

Closing arguments heard Monday in Victoria courtroom

Victoria HarbourCats edge Elks in series opener

Claire Eccles’ jersey retired at Monday’s game

Raptors announcer credited with calming massive crowd after shooting

Matt Devlin, the Raptors’ play-by-play announcer since 2008, was praised for preventing panic from spreading

Sexting teens at risk of harms including depression, substance use: study

Use of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana were also found to be associated with sexting

Deadline for cabinet to decide future of Trans Mountain expansion is today

International Trade Minister Jim Carr described the decision as ‘very significant’

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

Most Read