Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ashoona, Pitseolak, Pootoogook and Toonoo in Sakahan at the National Gallery of Canada

We are thrilled to announce that Shuvinai Ashoona, Jamasie Pitseolak, Itee Pootoogook and Jutai Toonoo will be featured in Sakahan , the National Gallery of Canada's long-awaited exhibition of global indigenous art. One of the largest survey exhibitions of its kind ever to take place, Sakahan brings together over 100 works by 75 artists from around the world. Described as poetic, unexpected and challenging, the artworks in this ambitious exhibition document and interrogate distinct cultural and social issues. Curated by the NGC's Greg Hill, Christine Lalonde and Candice Hopkins, the exhibition features a day-long symposium that will address a range of topics pertaining to the role of contemporary indigenous art. Sakahan opens May 17 and continues through to September 2, 2013. 

Jamasie Pitseolak, Hand Cuffed, 2011

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Anguhalluq, Ashevak, Ashoona, Ishulutaq, Mannomee, Pootoogook and Sikkuark in New Voices from the New North at the National Gallery of Canada

Works by Tony Anguhalluq, Kenojuak Ashevak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Kavavaow Mannomee, Itee Pootoogook and Nick Sikkuark are featured in New Voices from the New North , opening April 26 at the National Gallery of Canada. Presented in conjunction with Northern Scene, the exhibition will contain works in a variety of media, including drawings, prints, sculpture and video. With textual commentary provided by a diverse range of Inuit voices, the exhibition brings to the fore multiple perspectives on history, changes to Inuit societies and present-day life in the North. New Voices from the New North continues until September 2.

Tony Anguhalluq, Colorful Grassy Mountain in June, 2009

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dorset Seen at the CUAG

We are pleased to announce that several gallery artists are currently featured in Dorset Seen, now showing at the Carleton University Art Gallery. Presented in conjunction with the Northern Scene celebrations taking place in Ottawa in late April and May, the exhibition includes works by Itee Pootoogook, Jamasie Pisteolak, Kavavaow Mannomee and Shuvinai Ashoona. Comprising 70 images by 20 artists, the show looks at the community of Cape Dorset as pictured by its leading artists, both historical and contemporary. Dorset Seen is curated by Sandra Dyck and Leslie Boyd and continues until June 2.

Itee Pootoogook, Co-op Garage in Cape Dorset, 2010