The Wonders of Baleen

This year’s annual Cape Dorset print collection included a number of showstopping prints featuring recognizable arctic subject matter. From the whimsical kamik-wearing owl in Ningiukulu Teevee’s dynamic lithograph Stepping Out, to Pauojoungie Saggiak’s open-mouthed char in First Catch, to Nicotye Samayualie’s luminous nocturne Silaqtiq (Bright Evening), the animals and landscapes of the Canadian arctic dominated the graphics of 2020. Perhaps … Read More

Oscar Cahén Exhibition Postponed

Due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in Ontario and throughout the country, we have made the decision to postpone the forthcoming exhibition Discovering Oscar Cahén (1916-1956). The exhibition was scheduled to open Thursday, November 26th in Centre Space at Feheley Fine Arts, and will be postponed until further notice. As Ontario’s leading medical experts rightly continue to advise us … Read More

Post-Fair Blog: Art Toronto 2020

This year, Art Toronto looked a little bit different. Like many large-scale events of 2020, Toronto’s annual and much-anticipated art fair went virtual for the first time ever. While adapting to a new digital platform was daunting at first, we were encouraged to think outside of the box in order to bring the best of our “booth” to fairgoers. In … Read More

The Warrior by Oscar Cahén

2020 has surely been a year of firsts, and our forthcoming exhibition is no exception. On November 26, 2020, we are very excited to bring to you for the first time ever, the works of Canadian abstract painter and illustrator, Oscar Cahén. In collaboration with our friends at TrépanierBaer Gallery, the exhibition Discovering Oscar Cahén (1916-1956) will showcase a phenomenal … Read More

Oscar Cahén and the Feheley Connection

From Inuit Art to Canadian Abstract Painting Feheley Fine Arts has a long legacy as an Inuit art gallery, beginning with Pat’s father M. F. (Budd) Feheley, a prominent graphic arts studio executive and ardent art collector. Budd’s legacy is often centered on his major contributions to what we now know as contemporary Inuit art – he aided in the … Read More

Themes in Inuit Art: Mother and Child

We’re overjoyed that our own Elyse recently welcomed a baby girl into the world! In honour of the new mom and baby, we decided to take a look at one of the most common subjects depicted in Inuit art—the Mother and Child. From early sculptures of Inuk mothers cradling children or keep babies warm in their hoods, to the many … Read More

First Arts Auction – Sunday, July 12 at 7PM

Due to current restrictions, First Arts has had to limit the number of clients who can attend the preview of the auction. The installation at A.H. Wilkens Auctions and Appraisals is stunning. The sculpture and prints are presented in three large rooms, with beautiful display stands mixed with older furniture. Since so few people are able to attend, First Arts … Read More

What Type of Stone is This?

“What type of stone is this?” is one of the most common questions we receive about sculptures, and it’s a good one. While many think of Inuit sculpture as synonymous with “soapstone” (the name given to a specific type of soft stone), artists across the Arctic in fact use a variety of local stone types that are available in their … Read More

Annie, unscripted

During this rare time of being homebound, I, like many, have taken some time to look back at old travel memories. I was reminded of the time I spent with artist Annie Pootoogook, who I had the great fortune of knowing and travelling with over a number of years. We went to Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Calgary, Montreal as well as … Read More

Michael Massie’s Artwork Process

How does a sketch become a sculpture? To create his piece Looking Out Over the Big White Hill, renowned artist and master sculptor Michael Massie started with a sketch. Through an extensive process of grinding, inlaying, and sanding, and polishing an extraordinary work of art was created. Watch the video below where the artist talks us through his sculpture making … Read More