On April 28, 2018, Feheley Fine Arts opened Pudlo Pudlat: Unseen, an exhibition of Pudlat’s drawings that have never been viewed by the public before. Set in and around his home of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), these unique works were created between 1976 and 1992, and feature themes of transformation, imagined landscapes, and technological changes that were taking place within Pudlat’s community.
Pudlat was one of the first Inuit artists to depict signs of modernization in the North. His drawings of powerboats, airplanes, and new architecture revealed to southerners the reality of Inuit life, as well as the southern influence in the North.
Rather than reinforcing the idealized image of an untouched, pre-contact life, Pudlat’s never-before-seen works demonstrate that contemporary art, and life, continues to modernize in the North.
Unseen runs until May 26th, 2018.