The Lithograph

What do Shuvinai Ashoona’s Tentacles (2018), Ningiukulu Teevee’s Stepping Out (2020), and Ooloosie Saila’s Festive Owl (2021), have in common? They are all lithographs—a largely popular, yet little understood method of printmaking. The art of lithography made a late arrival to the Kinngait Studios as printers began experiments in the early 1970s. In 1975, lithographs made their debut in the … Read More

A brief history of Kinngait printmaking

The world-renowned Kinngait Studios has welcomed experimentation and innovation in printmaking for over six decades. Many may be familiar with the story of its infancy, featuring Southern artist James Houston and his wife Alma, who were sent North by the Canadian government in the 1950s to establish an arts and crafts program in Kinngait. But the stars of this story … Read More

My personal cultural moment of the year – OPINION

December 2019 By Joel Sears, Feheley Writer I grew up with a Kenojuak Ashevak lithograph hanging on the wall. It’s still there in my mother’s dining room. But I never fully appreciated the subtle power of Inuit art until I started working with Pat Feheley. It has been a real joy to be able to see this art through Pat’s … Read More

Celebrating sixty years of printmaking in Cape Dorset

The year 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the legendary Kinngait Studios. In celebration, Feheley Fine Arts held the exhibition 60/60 which featured an unbelievable collection of prints from Kinngait (Cape Dorset). The show included one print from each year since the studio’s inception. 60/60 ran simultaneously alongside the 60th annual Cape Dorset Annual Print Release, visually exploring, in chronological … Read More

Toronto Biennial patrons learn about 60 years of Cape Dorset printmaking

This month, Feheley Fine Arts was thrilled to host patrons of the Toronto Biennial for an art talk centred around printmaking in Cape Dorset. To set the scene, Pat began the talk in Centre Space in front of Shuvinai Ashoona’s monumental drawing of Kinngait showing audience members where Canada’s longest continually running printmaking studio is located. An overview of Cape … Read More

A striking survey of the history of work from Kinngait Studios

October 12, 2019 Joel Sears, Feheley Blogger It isn’t every day that you see such a vivid demonstration of the evolution of Inuit art as is on display currently at Feheley. In fact, we’ve never assembled or seen a collection that spans the entire output from the studio formerly known as Cape Dorset unfold before your eyes. It says something … Read More

60/60: Sixty Years of printmaking in the Kinngait Studios

Exhibition opened October 12, 2019 In celebration of the Kinngait Studios’ 60th anniversary, this exhibition features an unbelievable collection of Cape Dorset prints—one from each year since the studios’ inception. The graphics chosen acknowledge the many artists who passed through the studios over six decades, highlighting their innovations in style, technique, scale, printmaking type, and subject matter. Formally established in … Read More