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In the ODD Gallery: Kenojuak Ashevak

December 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until December 10, 2020

KENOJUAK ASHEVAK | LIFE AND LEGACY
October 8 – December 10 , 2020

With a career spanning more than five decades, Kenojuak Ashevak (1927 – 2013) was part of a pioneering generation of Arctic creators from Cape Dorset. She enjoyed an illustrious international career and continues to be regarded as one of Canada’s preeminent Inuit artists and cultural icons. Since beginning to experiment with drawing in the 1950s, she has produced a vast body of work, mainly utilizing graphite, coloured pencils and felt-tip pens on paper.

This exhibition comprises never-before-exhibited drawings from the archives of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, which have inspired some of Kenojuak’s most emblematic prints in stonecut, lithography and etching. Kenojuak Ashevak: Life and Legacy is curated by Louisa Parr (Kenojuak Cultural Centre) and William Huffman (West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative). This project was the inaugural exhibition at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre in Cape Dorset, Nunavut and is the first exhibition produced in the Canadian Arctic, for circulation nationally.

 

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Date:
December 5, 2020
Time:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Website:
https://kiac.ca/2020/09/23/in-the-odd-gallery-kenojuak-ashevak/

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KIAC
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867-993-5005

Venue

ODD Gallery

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