“Kenojuak Ashevak: To Make Something Beautiful” Collector’s talk


Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak, over her lifetime, became a national and international art star; Companion of the Order of Canada, and the holder of two honorary degrees, as well as the subject of several books and films. She was born in a camp near Kinngait in 1927. The exhibition, Kenojuak Ashevak: To Make Something Beautiful features incredibly rare and coveted work from the prestigious John and Joyce Price Collection. The artist’s iconic prints featured alongside rare original drawings, glass and metal works, and stone sculptures. These works spanned Ashevak’s entire career, from 1959 to 2013.

Pat Feheley had the privilege of chatting to John and Joyce Price at the opening on September 21st , to discuss the collectors personal relationship with Ashevak, how they developed their Kenojuak Collection, and the legacy of her work.

“At first I had a great admiration for her and for her art. Over a period of time, she considered me like her son in the South, and for me like my mother in the north” John Price.

Pat Feheley spoke about Kenojuak Ashevak’s astounding willingness to experiment, like her stained-glass work that was on display as part of the collection.

Feheley Fine Arts was delighted to present these works which ranged in date, scale and medium. Together, they attest to the extraordinary and wide-ranging talent of Kenojuak Ashevak.