Cape Dorset Print Collection

Bird Fanfare, by Kenokuak Ashevaksold
Bird Fanfare (CD12-05)
Kenojuak Ashevak
lithograph, 56.5 x 76.8 cm
Raven's Proposal, by Kenokuak Ashevaksold
Raven's Proposal (CD12-07)
Kenojuak Ashevak
etching and aquatint, 66.5 x 64.7 cm
Crisscross, by Malaija Pootoogooksold
Crisscross (CD12-09)
Malaija Pootoogook
lithograph, 38.5 x 57 cm
Caribou Gather, by Mayoreak Ashoona
Caribou Gather (CD12-07)
Mayoreak Ashoona
etching and aquatint, 61 x 68.5 cm
Bird's Eye View, by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Bird's Eye View (CD12-11)
Ningeokuluk Teevee
stonecut and stencil, 56 x 71.3 cm
Playful Owl, by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Playful Owl (CD12-14)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching and aquatint, 74.5 x 73 cm
Preening Bird, by Ohotaq Mikkigaksold
Preening Bird (CD12-15)
Ohotaq Mikkigak
etching and aquatint, 38.4 x 47.4 cm
Helping Hands, by Papiara Tukiki
Helping Hands (CD12-16)
Papiara Tukiki
lithograph, 57 x 76.5 cm
Loon Spirit, by Papiara Tukiki
Loon Spirit (CD12-17)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 56 x 71.5 cm
Avingait (Many Lemmings), by Papiara Tukiki
Avingait (Many Lemmings) (CD12-18)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 51 x 74 cm
Thundra Bear, by Papiara Tukiki
Tundra Bear (CD12-19)
Papiara Tukiki
lithograph, 57.5 x 76.7 cm
$600 CAD
Crossing the Tundra, by Papiara Tukikisold
Crossing the Tundra (CD12-20)
Papiara Tukiki
stonecut and stencil, 46 x 62 cm
Full Moon (CD12-21)
Pitaloosie Saila
etching and aquatint, 66 x 63 cm
Undersea Illusion , by Pitaloosie Saila
Undersea Illusion (CD12-22)
Pitaloosie Saila
lithograph, 38.5 x 56.5 cm
Amiarutiit (Brushes), by Pudlo Samajualie
Amiarutiit (Brushes) (CD12-23)
Pudlo Samajualie
etching and aquatint, 40 x 30 cm
Tarrilikitaarq (Butterfly), by Qaluituk Kingwatsiaq
Tarrilikitaarq (Butterfly) (CD12-24)
Qaluituk Kingwatsiaq
etching and aquatint, 38 x 42cm
Siupiru (Shells), by Qavavau Manumie
Siupiru (Shells) (CD12-26)
Qavavau Manumie
stonecut and stencil, 28.3 x 62.3 cm
Story Boots, by Shuvinai Ashoona
Story Boots (CD12-27)
Shuvinai Ashoona
lithograph, 65 x 49.8 cm
Arqavitturq (Diving Whale), by Tim Pitsiulaksold
Arqavitturq (Diving Whale) (CD12-30)
Tim Pitsiulak
etching and aquatint, 71.5 x 68 cm

See also: Cape Dorset 2012 Spring Collection

The Kinngait Studios has unveiled a dazzling collection from Cape Dorset consisting of thirty prints by fourteen artists. Ningeokuluk Teevee offers a wonderfully textured Bird’s Eye View of a group of whales delineated by the artist’s graceful line, evoking a balletic sense of movement. Also from Teevee is Gliding Owl – featuring a keen hunter’s stare and a feathered coat built from spots.

From the whimsical mind of Papiara Tukiki we have Loon Spirit – an evocative transformation-of-man piece that uses the perspective of a cross-section to amplify the sense of flight. Tukiki’s reverence for the past is exemplified in her delightful Crossing the Tundra – a nod in design and execution to the Dorset prints of the 1960s in its more primitive evocation of a caribou migration. The carefully constructed pattern of colour is especially important in this print.

The print Undersea Illusion marks a bit of a departure for Pitaloosie Saila – it shows the interconnectedness of birds and their prey but also the affinity Saila has for intricate, complex design. Finally, relative newcomer Tim Pitsuilak treats us to a trilogy of graceful, awe-inspiring iterations of sea creatures that exemplify his outstanding technique, soft shading and color transitions.

As the next incarnation of Gallery Phillip has yet to be finalized both the preview and sale will be held at 12 Hazelton Ave in our lower gallery. I hope you will be able to join us for our preview on October 18, 2012 between 10 am to 7 pm. You can also view the collection at our website www.gevik.com.

We will be opening at 9 am on Friday October 19, 2012 – as the sale begins at 9 am, I encourage you to arrive early if you have your heart set on a specific print. If you are unable to attend, please contact us if you would like to be placed on the waiting list for a particular print. I look forward to seeing all of you on the 19th of October.

Best Regards,
Phillip Gevik


Note: sold indicates the piece has been sold.

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 Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.