It was with great enthusiasm that Feheley Fine Arts held the opening of Kimmirut-born artist Tim Pitsiulak’s latest exhibition of drawings, marking the artist’s fourth solo show at the gallery.
The bustling event featured a talk from Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. As a friend of the artist, Andrew has visited Pitsiulak’s studio in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) along with Pat Feheley. Andrew spoke fondly of Pitsiulak’s large-scale drawings, particularly his sense of humor which shines through much of his work.
Often using coloured pencil on a dark background, Pitsiulak’s recent drawings depict contemporary scenes of Inuit mythology, wildlife, and daily life in the North.
In addition to being an accomplished and widely-collected sculptor, print maker, and jeweller, Pitsiulak was also an avid hunter. His understanding and care for wildlife in the North can be identified throughout his body of work.
The exhibition runs from November 14th to December 19th, 2015.