2015
Cape Dorset Print Collection

Cape Dorset Print Collection

Raven Meets the Owl
Raven Meets the Owl (CD15-03)
Ningeokuluk Teevee
Etching & Aquatint, 63cm × 60cm
Raven's Regalia
Raven's Regalia (CD15-04)
Ningeokuluk Teevee
Lithograph, 48.9cm × 57.7cm
Bear & Owl
Bear & Owl (CD15-05)
Ningeokuluk Teevee
Lithograph, 51cm × 38.3cm
Polar Bear in Camp
Polar Bear in Camp (CD15-13)
Papiara Tukiki
Stonecut & Stencil, 62cm × 99.5cm
Crested Ravens
Crested Ravens (CD15-14)
Papiara Tukiki
Stoncut, 44.5cm × 61.8cm
Song Birds
Song Birds (CD15-17)
Malaija Pootoogook
Etching & Aquatint, 54.5cm × 63cm
White Raven
White Raven (CD15-18)
Qavavau Manumie
Stonecut & Stencil, 47.2cm × 61cm
Twilight Raven
Twilight Raven (CD15-25)
Pitaloosie Saila
Lithograph, 38.1cm × 57cm
Epic Whale Hunt
Epic Whale Hunt (CD15-28)
Pitaloosie Saila
Lithograph, 51cm × 66.3cm
School of Fish
School of Fish (CD15-30)
Cee Pootoogook
Stonecut, 57.3cm × 71.8cm

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Inuit Now Collection

Smoking Caribou
Smoking Caribou (CDIN15-01)
Papiara Tukiki
Stonecut & Stencil, 52cm × 66cm
Pink Lemming
Pink Lemming (CDIN15-02)
Saimaiyu Akesuk
Stonecut & Stencil, 52cm × 66cm
Hot Spider
Hot Spider (CDIN15-03)
Saimaiyu Akesuk
Lithograph, 76cm × 56.7cm
Arctic Lice
Arctic Lice (CDIN15-04)
Cee Pootoogook
Lithograph, 76.3cm × 57cm

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Invitation

It is with great enthusiasm that Gallery Phillip extends an invitation to our collectors of fine Inuit Art for the release of the 2015 Cape Dorset Print Collection. This release it to be held at Gallery Gevik, located at 12 Hazelton Avenue in Yorkville.

Preview: Friday, October 16th, 2015 - 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
Reception and Sale: Saturday, October 17th, 2015 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sale continuing: October 17, 2015 - October 31, 2015

This collection of prints showcases the region's talented artists as they capture everyday life through the lens of the imagination. The collection consists of 31 prints by 12 talented Cape Dorset artists. Our artists this year are: Ningeokuluk Teevee, Nicotye Samayualie, Kudluajuk Ashoona, Papiara Tukiki, Shuvinai Ashoona, Malaija Pootoogook, Qavavau Manumie, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Pitaloosie Saila, Ettusa Kingwatsiaq, Cee Pootoogook, and Ohotaq Mikkigak.

The long respected Ningeokuluk Teevee offers us seven vibrant and expressive images of her characteristic spiritual subject matter. This year she charms us further with more contemporary themes in her affectionate depiction of a modern Inuit mother holding her giggling infant child in Red Umbrella (#7). Young artist, Nicotye Samayualie, exploits the patterns of nature to render traditional landscapes in contemporary form in her stunningly detailed and sophisticated black-and-white stonecut print Upingngivik (Summer Camp Site) (#9). The tremendously talented Shuvinai Ashoona's career demonstrates a fascinating evolution of creative skill and style. Her outstanding Global Currents (#15) etching and aquatint print captures mystical and metaphysical themes through a more sophisticated, modern rendering of colour, movement, and texture. The subject matter and title suggests Ashoona's environmentally conscious sensibility.

I encourage you to visit the gallery on Friday, October 16th, starting at 10:30am until 7:00pm, at 12 Hazelton Avenue, to preview the prints. The entire collection is also available for preview online. Should you have any inquiries, please contact us at info@gevik.com or 416-447-1301. Please note that there is no printed 2015 Cape Dorset brochure.

We would be delighted if you would join us for a continental breakfast on the morning of Saturday, October 17th at 9:00 am to celebrate the opening of the 2015 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection. As the sale officially begins at 9:30am, I strongly recommend you arrive early, if you have already selected a particular print.

My best regards,
Phillip Gevik

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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 on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.