Cape Dorset
Inuit Prints

2017 Spring Release


Soper River Crossing
 

Gallery Gevik is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Annual Cape Dorset Print Collection. This collection features thirty prints, each in an edition of 50, which will go on sale October 21st, 2017.

This year's collection features the following artists:
Tim Pitsiulak, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Kakulu Saggiaktok, Annie Parr, Nicotye Samayualie, Ooloosie Saila, Nuna Parr, Pitaloosie Saila, Cee Pootoogook, Malaija Pootoogook, Shuvinai Ashoona, Simeonie Teevee and Ningiukulu Teevee.

Click here to view the 2017 Cape Dorset Print Collection


Annual Cape Dorset Print Collections


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Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset is an Inuit hamlet located on Dorset Island near Foxe Peninsula at the southern tip of Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The Inuktitut name of the village means "high mountains".

Since the 1950s, Cape Dorset, which calls itself the "Capital of Inuit Art" has been a centre for drawing, printmaking, and carving. Even today, printmaking and carving are the community's main economic activities. Each year, Kinngait Studios issues an annual print collection. Cape Dorset has been hailed as the most artistic community in Canada, with some 22% of the labour force employed in the arts.

Between the years of 1959 and 1974, Cape Dorset artists produced more than 48,000 prints. Well-known artists of Cape Dorset include Pudlo Pudlat and Kenojuak Ashevak. Ashevak's drawings of owls have appeared on Canadian stamps as well as a Canadian quarter. Inuit photographer and author Peter Pitseolak spent several years of his life living in Cape Dorset.


Selected Artists


Kenojuak Ashevak
Kenojuak Ashevak
Pitseolak Ashoona
Pitseolak Ashoona
Shuvinai Ashoona
Shuvinai Ashoona
Meelia Kelly
Mialia Jaw
Kavavaow Mannomee
Kavavaow Mannomee
Ohotaq Mikkigak
Ohotaq Mikkigak
Tim Pitsiulak
Tim Pitsiulak
Kananginak Pootoogook
Kananginak Pootoogook
Napachie Pootoogook
Napachie Pootoogook
Pudlo Pudlat
Pudlo Pudlat
Lucy Qinnuayuak
Lucy Qinnuayuak
Kakulu Saggiatok
Kakulu Saggiatok
Pitaloosie Saila
Pitaloosie Saila
Ningeokuluk Teevee
Ningeokuluk Teevee
Papiara Tukiki
Papiara Tukiki

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.