PERSPECTIVE: Seattle Art Fair 2019

An art fair is a whirlwind, for visitor and exhibitor alike. Unpacking and building our booth and hanging the art is always a race against. Once the booth is installed and the doors are open, it’s a real joy to make new connections. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as exposing the uninitiated to the depth of Canadian Inuit art. It’s … Read More

Seattle Art Fair 2019

BACK FOR MORE. Feheley returns to the Seattle Art Fair for the second year. Building on our successful foray last year, Feheley has expanded its presence at this year’s Fair. Last year, there was such a positive reaction to both our historic and contemporary Inuit artists that this year we have expanded the size of our exhibit space. As one … Read More

Itee Pootoogook’s Photographic Memories

Artist Itee Pootoogook (1951–2014) was known as Kinngait Studios’ most meticulous draftsman. Born in Lake Harbour (Kimmirut), Pootoogook moved with his family to Cape Dorset (Kinngait) as a young child in the late-1950s. Like many, he was born into an artistic family: established carver Paulassie Pootoogook was his father and artists Kananginak, Eegevudluk, and photographer Peter Pitseolak, were his uncles. … Read More

Inuit Art at Masterpiece London

This week Pat travelled to London, England for Masterpiece London. The annual international art fair features 150 exhibitors showcasing art from all eras—antiquity to 2019. Masterpiece’s variety makes it one of London’s most anticipated art events of the year. RBC, principal sponsor of Masterpiece, welcomed works by contemporary Inuit artists to be featured in this year’s RBC lounge. Several drawings … Read More

Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds Travels to Prince Edward Island

Shuvinai Ashoona’s acclaimed solo exhibition Mapping Worlds is on the road! The show, which saw its first iteration at the Power Plant Contemporary Gallery in Toronto, is currently on view at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The best of Shuvinai’s oeuvre is on display: fantastical monsters, portraits of people from her community, imagery from … Read More

Opening Reception: Mathew Nuqingaq – Masquerade

For someone well recognized for his “masks”– as in his famous array of wildly imaginative snow goggles – Mathew Nuqingaq proved to be disarmingly forthright about his emotions at the opening of his Masquerade exhibition. The goggles themselves are playful, yet at the same time they display an exceptionally high standard of craftsmanship. Whether working with muskox horn, antler, baleen, … Read More

Feheley Fine Arts Hosts Event to “UnMask” Mental Illness

This year, Feheley Fine Arts participated alongside twenty-one Toronto galleries in the UnMasked biannual fundraiser for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Awareness (CAMH). Italian food met Inuit art on the night of May 29, 2019, as the gallery transformed into an intimate dining experience catered by renowned local Sicilian restaurant, ARDO. The idea behind UnMasked is to “take … Read More

First Arts inaugural auction breaks record

On May 28, 2019, First Arts held its first-ever live auction of Inuit and First Nations Art. 75 works from important Canadian and American collections were up for sale which, in the end, realized a total of over $1.2 million – selling an astonishing 95% of lots offered. Held at Waddington’s Auctioneers in Toronto, the First Arts sale included historical, … Read More

Niap – Ivalu: Tattooed

We’ve hosted drum dances and throat singing and many other forms of Inuit performance. But never a live tattooing session. It took someone with the force of personality of Niap – aka Nancy Saunders – to make it happen within our walls. Niap herself is on a roll. It seems like everything she imagines is becoming reality. She has several … Read More

Mathew Nuqingaq: “Masquerade”

He’s a drum dancer, performance artist, photographer, sculptor, jewelry maker and Member of the Order of Canada. He’s principally known for his wearable works of art that draw on traditional Inuit stories and symbols. Recently, a pair of his antler earrings made it onto the cover of Maclean’s magazine, worn by none other than former federal cabinet minister, Jane Philpott. … Read More