Tim Pitsiulak’s “Looking Back, Looking Forward”

Feheley Fine Arts was packed with attendees for the opening reception of Tim Pitsiulak‘s latest exhibition, “Looking Back, Looking Forward.” The highly successful opening was enhanced by having the artist’s warm presence in the gallery; the crowd was captivated by Tim Pitsiulak and Sarah Milroy’s thoughtful opening remarks, conversation, and entertaining question and answer period.

Our illustrated catalogue “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” featuring Sarah Milroy’s insightful essay, is available upon request.

The show, consisting of iconic large-scale drawings, nearly sold out! Works from Tim Pitsiulak’s most recent collection were purchased on behalf of the National Gallery of Canada, TD Bank Financial Group, Royal Bank of Canada among other corporations and private collectors.

This past year has been an exciting one for Tim Pitsiulak. He was involved with TD Financial Bank Group’s artist exchange and residency in Vancouver in the Spring of 2013, and three of his drawings were chosen to be made into prints for the 2013 Cape Dorset Print Collection. Additionally, he attended Art Toronto 2013, where he was able to discuss his work with tour groups and visitors. Finally, Tim Pitsiulak was asked by the Canadian Mint to create a beautiful design for a limited edition Three Dollar Coin, representing the hundredth year anniversary of the 1913 expeditions into the Canadian arctic.

When he was in Toronto for Art Toronto and his opening, Tim Pitsiulak was able to visit Open Studio and the Cape Dorset vaults at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection with Pat Feheley, his wife Mary, and the President of the Inuit Art Foundation, Jimmy Manning. He was also able to spend a day drawing in Ed Pien’s Studio; Ed Pien is a contemporary visual artist who participated in the same exchange programme by going to Cape Dorset in the Fall of 2012.