Opening reception: Niap “Ivalu”

In May 2019, Feheley Fine Arts presented Niap’s first solo exhibition of works on paper entitled Ivalu. Meaning ‘sinew thread’, Ivalu featured of a series of ink drawings on which the artist stitched tattoos in the traditional manner of Inuit tattooing. This exhibition was the culmination of Niap’s visual exploration of traditional tattoo marks. In conjunction with the opening reception, Niap was tattooed the traditional way.