Land of Plenty: Gjoa Haven Sculpture

Uqsuqtuuq, the Inuktitut name for the community of Gjoa Haven, loosely means “plenty of blubber”, referring the many sea mammals that are local to the area. The community is also abundant in its artistic creativity. Since the 1970s, Gjoa Haven sculptures have been renowned for their spiritual energy, characterized by eccentric facial expressions and exaggerated forms seen in depictions of … Read More

Exhibition: Land of Plenty – Gjoa Haven Sculpture

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Uqsuqtuuq, the Inuktitut name for Gjoa Haven, loosely means “plenty of blubber,” referring the many sea mammals that are local to the area. The community is also abundant in its artistic creativity. Uqsuqtuuq sculptures have always been renowned for their spiritual energy, characterized by eccentric facial expressions and exaggerated forms seen in depictions of shamans, hunters, and animals. Land of … Read More

PIPE

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Louie Qingnaqtuq
Gjoa Haven
Stone
2 x 1 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.

SPIRIT TRANSFORMATION

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Andrew Palongayak
Gjoa Haven 2001
stone & inlay
7 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.

WOMAN

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Charlie Okpik
Gjoa Haven 2020
Stone and muskox horn
9 x 6 x 4 in.

CLUMSY HUNTER

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Andrew Palongayak
Gjoa Haven 2013
Stone, antler 7 x 7 x 4 in.

SHAMAN

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SHAMAN

Charlie Okpik
Gjoa Haven 2001
Stone, inlay 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 3 in.

SHAMAN HELPING BOY

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SHAMAN HELPING BOY

Andrew Palongayak
Gjoa Haven 2000
Stone, antler, inlay, hair 7 1/2 x 12 x 9 in.

WHALE AND FISH

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WHALE AND FISH

Mary Kamookak
Gjoa Haven
Stone, whalebone 2 1/2 x 5 x 1 1/2 in.

BIRDS AND FLOWERS

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BIRDS AND FLOWERS

Dorothy Anirniq
Gjoa Haven 1981
Felt, embroidery floss, and duffle 28 x 35 1/2 in.

Post-Fair: Art Toronto 2021

It was so good to be back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the 2021 iteration of Art Toronto. Half the size but double the fun, this year’s Feheley Fine Arts booth featured new drawings by Kinngait artists Shuvinai Ashoona, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Ooloosie Saila, Ningiukulu Teevee, and Qavavau Manumie. Paintings on canvas were also featured. Two were by Tuktoyaktuk-born … Read More

Themes in Inuit Art: Transformation

Since the 1950s, the theme of the transformation has featured in sculptures, prints, and drawings by Inuit artists hailing from many communities across the Canadian arctic. Depictions of human figures intertwined with animals have permeated the art form in various styles and media, captivating audiences for decades. While many admire the creativity and spirit that emanates from such pieces, the … Read More