2016 Spring Release - Pudlo Pudlat

To commemorate the centenary of Pudlo Pudlat's birth, two never before seen limited edition lithographs, "Formidable Muskox" and "Caribou in Northern Lights," have been released.  Printed at the Cape Dorset studios in 1985 and 1987 respectively, these two dynamic prints are superb examples of Pudlo's work created during the apogee of his career.

Title: Caribou In Northern Lights
Lithograph on Somerset White, 1987
Height 50.3 x Width 65.5 cm

Title: Formidable MuskOx
Lithograph on Arches Cream , 1985
Height 56.8 x Width 73.8 cm



Pudlo Pudlat was born on February 4th, 1916 at Ilupirlik, a small camp near Amadjuak, about 350 kilometers east of Cape Dorset.

Pudlo was one of Cape Dorset's most prolific and original artists. He remembered as a child being reprimanded by his parents for drawing on the walls of his family's snow house so it came as a delightful surprise when as a young man he was encouraged by James Houston and Terry Ryan to peruse his obvious talents as a graphic artist. Pudlo's early adult drawings and prints often depict strange, beguiling creatures and humorous combinations of fantasy and reality. When acrylic washes were introduced in the studios, Pudlo became an avid devotee to this medium, filling large sheets of paper with wondrous and colourful landscapes.

Pudlo is perhaps best known as one of the first artists in Cape Dorset to portray the transition between the traditional Inuit nomadic lifestyle and modern transportation and other technologies. Recognized in his lifetime as an artist who successfully merged these two worlds with humour, optimism and an urban sensitivity, Pudlo was the first Inuit artist to be honoured with a retrospective of his work at the National Gallery of Canada.

(Credits: DFA)

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The Iroquois people are found all across Canada and form the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations. They consist of people belonging to six tribes, namely, the Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga and Tuscarora. 

Northern Expressions is proud to represent the exquisite works of: Eric Silver, Leroy Henry, Bud Henry and Joe Greene.




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  • Demonstrable knowledge of Canadian indigenous art. Knowledge of Inuit art a plus
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Seals, Walruses, and Clams are depicted along with plentiful Octopuses— a recurrent fascination. In this body of work, Ashoona has again occupied a visual space that is altogether lyrical, humorous, frenetic and more than a little off-putting.

Shuvinai Ashoona has exhibited extensively both within Canada and internationally. Her work occupies a unique place within contemporary Inuit art, combining elements of Inuit culture and mythology with influences derived from contact with southern industrial society, all subsumed within her richly imaginative world.

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