To celebrate 60 years of Cape Dorset printmaking, Feheley Fine Arts is pleased to present 60/60: an unbelievable collection of prints, one from each year since the studios' inception.
The graphics chosen acknowledge the many artists who passed through the studios over six decades, highlighting their innovations in style, technique, scale, printmaking type, and subject matter. A preview of the 2019 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection will also be on display.
Organized by decade, the exhibition tells the unique story of Cape Dorset printmaking since 1959, and its trajectory of experimentation that led to the production of remarkable print collections year after year. From the famously falsely advertised "sealskin stencil" print, to the iconic stonecut and all that came after: etching, engraving, lithography, and more—six decades of printmaking history is represented through continuous creativity and changing techniques.
"The longevity of the Kinngait Studios has been based in the combined talents of both the artists and the extraordinary printers who, for 60 years, have collaborated to make emblematic works," says Patricia Feheley, Director of Feheley Fine Arts. "As interests have changed, so have prints; though the level of excellence, extraordinary imagery, and quality of printing have remained consistent throughout 60 years."
Artists represented in 60/60 include Kenojuak Ashevak, Kananginak Pootoogook, Parr, Pudlo Pudlat, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Sheojuk Etidlooie, Arnaqu Ashevak, Ningiukulu Teevee, Papiara Tukiki, Annie Pootoogook, Tim Pitsiulak, Ooloosie Saila, and many, many more.
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About Cape Dorset
Cape Dorset is world-renowned for its Inuit art produced by its sculptors and drawing artists. Also known as Kinngait, meaning mountains in Inuktitut, learn about the land, culture and history of Nunavut through its stunning and thoughtful art. The iconic images expressed through printmaking, drawings, and sculptures have become world famous and were grown from the imagination of Cape Dorset artists. These images have made the beauty of the land and the people of Cape Dorset familiar globally with the many who love fine Inuit art.