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36 Views of Mount Rainier: Woodblock Prints by Kristina Hagman

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Rainier Avenue South, 2008 Woodblock Print on Paper © Courtesy of the Artist
36 Views of Mount Rainier: Woodblock Prints by Kristina Hagman

46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena , CA 91101
May 18th, 2012 - July 15th, 2012
Opening: May 18th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
pasadena/glendale
PHONE:  
626-449-2742 ext 10
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
prints, woodblock

DESCRIPTION

Contemporary Gallery

The prints in 36 Views of Mount Rainier are an homage to the famous Japanese woodblock printmaker Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and his acclaimed series 36 Views of Mount Fuji. While living in Seattle, Hagman experienced ever-changing views of Mount Rainier, and these impressions of the mountain resulted in a new appreciation of the work of Hokusai. Although originally trained as a painter, Hagman chose the woodblock to capture this mix of city views. She incorporates different natural environments found around Mount Rainier as well as various man-made surroundings such as freeways, cityscapes and bridges. As a result, the thirty-six images elicit various responses, from a sense of bustling urban life to moments of quiet contemplation.