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


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 2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection

Since 1959, the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection has showcased the best and brightest Inuit art from West Baffin Island. Each collection shows a snapshot of Inuit art history, cultural heritage and contemporary artistic vision. This year's collection consists of 30 images, and features the last works of the late Tim Pitsiulak. Other well renowned, and up and coming artists include: Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Kakulu Saggiaktok, Qavavau Manumie, Annie Parr, Nicotye Samayualie, Ooloosie Saila, Nuna Parr, Pitaloosie Saila, Cee Pootoogook, Malaija Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Simeonie Teevee and Ningiukulu Teevee.

The official opening of the 2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection is scheduled for October 21, 2017. Northern Expressions will have the collection available on the launch date at our website and store locations.
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Terry Ryan - (1933 - 2017)

Terry Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The death has been announced of Terry Ryan, who for almost 30 years was the General Manager of the West Baffin Co-op. Terry helped many Inuit artists gain recognition in Canada and beyond.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends in their loss.

 

 

Photo Credits: Dorset Fine Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

National Gallery Of Canada Event

Exhibition

Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967
Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

Location

National Gallery of Canada
Canadian and Indigenous Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
Canada

Events at the National Gallery of Canada

Exhibition

Canadian and Indigenous Art: 1968 to Present
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018

Location

National Gallery of Canada, Contemporary Galleries
B101 to B109, B201 to B205
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
Canada

2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection

Northern Expressions is pleased to announce that the official opening of the 2017 Cape Dorset Print collection is scheduled for October 21, 2017. The full collection will be available on the launch date at our website and store locations.

This year's collection (each in an edition of 50) consists of 30 images and features the last works of the late Tim Pitsiulak. Other well renowned and up and coming artists include: Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Kakulu Saggiaktok, Qavavau Manumie, Annie Parr, Nicotye Samayualie, Ooloosie Saila, Nuna Parr, Pitaloosie Saila, Cee Pootoogook, Malaija Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Simeonie Tevee and Ningiukulu Tevee.

Here's a preview of some of the outstanding work in this year's collection. Please be aware that these images are very low resolution and do not compare to the quality of the prints.

Email us at store@northernexpressionsart.ca to request a full preview in higher resolution.

Enjoy!

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2017 Cape Dorset Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection
2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection


 

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