Art Toronto: “Feheley Fine Arts’ salon hang of contemporary Inuit work took the cake.”

It was a successful and busy weekend for Feheley Fine Arts at  Art Toronto 2013. We were very fortunate for our booth to be a stopping point for multiple Art Toronto tours.

Pat Feheley speaking to a tour group at the Feheley Fine Arts booth at Art Toronto 2013.

Additionally, we were happy to have artist Tim Pitsiulak present to be able to discuss his large-scale drawings that bordered each end of the Feheley Fine Arts booth. Tim will also be present for the opening of his upcoming exhibition at Feheley Fine Arts, “Looking Back, Looking Forward.”

Artist Tim Pitsiulak speaking at the Feheley Fine Art booth at Art Toronto.
[singlepic=59] Art Toronto utilized Tim Pitsiulak’s drawing ‘Ivory Aqvik’ as a banner for one of their weekend emails.


Sky Goodden from Blouin Art Info provided a positive evaluation of Feheley Fine Arts in her article REVIEW: Art Toronto Dwarfs the Good with the Bad. She wrote, “Pat Feheley, another consistent Art Toronto participant … crowded her significant booth with the highest caliber of large-scale, lyrically narrative contemporary Inuit art.”

There was also a lot of buzz about emerging Cape Dorset artist Saimaiyu Akesuk’s drawings. Feheley Fine Arts brought the works of the twenty-two year old, whose print recently appeared on the cover of the Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection, to Art Toronto for the first time.

In Britt Gallpen’s  Art Toronto Wrap-Up: Darkness and Light, she wrote “And for overall impact, Feheley Fine Arts‘ salon hang of contemporary Inuit work took the cake; you can be assured I will be closely watching Saimaiyu Akesuk’s inevitable rise in the coming years.”

Saimaiyu Akesuk’s “Composition (Figure)” at the Feheley Fine Arts booth at Art Toronto 2013.

Saimaiyu Akesuk also made David Balzer’s Four Art Toronto Faves. On the Canadian Art  website he wrote, “The best contemporary drawing in Canada is coming out of Cape Dorset, and at Feheley Fine Arts’ booth you will find a fine cross-section of established and emerging names. Itee Pootoogook, Siassie Kenneally and Nicotye Samayualie complement better-known figures like Shuvinai Ashoona and Ohotaq Mikkigak; all are dazzling and worth a close look. I’m very fond of Saimaiyu Akesuk’s simple, blobby drawing with the title-to-beat-all-titles, Lemming’s Buttocks Are Dirty.”

Thank you to everybody who supported Feheley Fine Arts at Art Toronto 2013. It was a wonderful weekend!

Saimaiyu Akesuk’s “Lemming’s Buttocks Are Dirty” at the Feheley Fine Arts booth at Art Toronto 2013.