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Exhibition: Annie Taipanak

June 21 - July 20

Feheley Fine Arts is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition, featuring a collection of eight wall hangings by Annie Taipanak.

Annie Taipanak (b. 1931) is an Inuk artist originally from Garry Lake, NU. Her family  relocated to Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake) where, since the early 1960s, the Inuit women artists had repurposed their traditional sewing skills to create a new form of cultural expression; textile works, commonly known as wall-hangings. Using wool cloth, felt, and cotton embroidery thread, they transformed these simple materials into deeply personal works filled with images of the land, traditional stories or fanciful personal iconography.  In the early 1980s when the creation of wall-hangings was undergoing a major revival, Taipanik joined this renowned group of female textile artists.  As the elders have passed on, Taipanik is one of the few master textile artists from Qamani’taq who carry on their tradition. Her wall-hangings abound with colourful images celebrating the land and the animals and birds who shared it with the Inuit.  Her intricate, masterful stitching over the duffel and felt applique forms unify and enliven these wonderful compositions.

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Start:
June 21
End:
July 20
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Venue

Feheley Fine Arts
65 George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A4L8 Canada
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