We are pleased to present a rare collection of sculpture and drawings by renowned Arviat artist Lucy Tasseor, now at Feheley Fine Arts. This retrospective exhibition will feature works from the private collection of John Vincett. The collection spans Tasseor’s lifetime, exhibiting her early work from the 1960s until the decade before her death. Her identifiable and unique sculptural style – minimal, abstract and figurative, complete with protruding faces and untouched stone – is evocative of her childhood memories of drawing in the sand with her grandfather.
“Something that remained consistent in Tasseor’s work right to the end of her career was a feeling of monumentality. Her sculptures … speak not only of family and community but also of hardness and resilience” said Ingo Hessel, Canadian Art historian and author of Inuit Art: An Introduction and Arctic Spirit. An essay by Hessel appears in the illustrated exhibition catalogue, along with a foreword supplied by John Vincett.
Tasseor’s sculptures have been shown across Canada and abroad, including exhibitions in the United States, France, Belgium, and Germany. She was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2011, and her work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Lucy’s sculptures will be at the gallery until February 21, 2014.
An illustrated catalogue is available upon request.