Mentor and Me:

The Stone Lithographs of Frederick Hagan and Ted Fullerton

February 17 – May 21, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, February 17 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Image credit: Frederick Hagan, Fragment of a Legend, 1965, stone lithograph on paper

Image credit: Ted Fullerton, Nietzsche and Me, 2016, stone lithograph on paper

Mentor and Me brings together the stone lithographs of Hagan and Fullerton to illustrate a relationship of lasting respect and influence between the two artists. A close look at this relationship reveals how Hagan and Fullerton’s works are visually interconnected. Beyond this, their works are embedded within an extensive network of influence that highlights the breadth of their inspiration and the lasting impact of their teaching within Canadian printmaking.

Frederick Hagan was an instrumental figure in the development of the printmaking program at the Ontario College of Art during his 37-year tenure as an instructor, inspiring hundreds of Canadian artists and printmakers – including Ted Fullerton. It was in 1972 that Fullerton arrived in Hagan’s printmaking class and was immediately captivated by the medium and Hagan’s unique insights and teachings. Over the years, the pair became good friends, connected through their shared interests and passionate commitment to stone lithography and the breadth of visual expression.