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local artists on vancouver island

Gordon Friesen

Gordon Friesen

I was born in Vancouver, B.C. and raised in rural Surrey before it was paved with freeways and strip malls.  As a child I was always drawing and as a teenager began designing posters.  Inspired by album cover art of the 1960's, I attended the Kootenay School of Art to study graphic design.

"I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and for the past decade have rested on block printing as a flexible means of expression.  It is a process that allows me to work without digital interference, specialized equipment, or even electricity." The Village Gallery is proud to exhibit Gordon's block prints, a contemporary art form rooted in an intriguing traditional process.

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