Spring 2014 Newsletter

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Exhibitions
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Daniel Shimout: New Sculptures

February 15 – March 15, 2014

Feheley Fine Arts is proud to present our first exhibition of recent sculptures by emerging artist Daniel Shimout. The young Coral Harbour artist incorporates mythical figures, shaman transformations and scenes from every day life in the Arctic into his work. In many of his compositions, Shimout finds both realism and expressive fantasy through a combination of various media including bone, ivory, baleen and stone.

Artwork: SHAMAN FACE, 2013, stone, 9.5" x 4" x 5"

110.jpgJutai Toonoo

March 22 – April 26, 2014

This solo exhibition features an extraordinary series of drawings by this senior artist from Cape Dorset. Using everyday objects as subject matter, Jutai Toonoo continues his exploration of colour, texture and composition. An accomplished sculptor and graphic artist, Toonoo’s individual style is consistently at the forefront of contemporary art.

Artwork: FAUCET, 2012, watercolour pencil and pencil, 30" x 50"

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Papier 2014

April 24 – April 27, 2014

Feheley Fine Arts is returning for the third time to Papier, the Montreal-based contemporary art fair dedicated to works on paper. We will be showcasing drawings and prints by artists from both Nunavut and Nunavik, including Shuvinai Ashoona, Jutai Toonoo, Itee Pootoogook, Joe Talirunili, and Davidiuluk Alasua Amittu.

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Napachie Pootoogook

May 3 – May 24, 2014

The daughter of renowned artist Pitseolak Ashoona and mother of the Sobey Art Award winner Annie Pootoogook, Napachie Pootoogook bridged the early and later generations of artists from Cape Dorset. In her later life she created drawings which moved away from the usual portrayal of traditional Inuit life favoured by first generation artists to reveal the darker side of traditional life. This powerful and provocative series, selected from Pootoogook’s characteristic monochrome drawings led the way for the younger generation to tackle social issues in their work.

Artwork: MIRACULOUS INUKSHUK, 1995/6, ink and coloured pencil, 26" x 20"

108.jpg Kenojuak Ashevak
June 2014

This exhibition will be an explosion of

colour and composition as we present a large selection of works by Kenojuak Ashevak in various media. Her well known graphic

works, both prints and drawings, will be

complemented by examples of her sculpture.

Artwork: OWL WITH FOUR BIRDS, 2012,

coloured pencil and ink, 40" x 49.75"

Events and Public Exhibitions
Close Encounters Series – Northern Light: The Art of Kenojuak Ashevak

Pat Feheley will be discussing the art and career of the late Kenojuak Ashevak in the Prints and Drawings Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, January 29, 2014.

Click here for tickets and more information.

Joe Talirunili: Migrations and Movements

Joe Talirunili: Migrations and Movements in the new Samuel and Esther Sarick Gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario, June 22, 2013 – May 2014.

Click here for more information.

Kenojuak Ashevak: In Memoriam

Kenojuak Ashevak: In Memoriam in the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp Gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario, September 28, 2013 – June 2014

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Aboriginal Art Research Group Series of Conference

Concordia University, Montreal

AARG is a student led group based in the Art History Department of Concordia University. Over the next two months, they are presenting a series of lectures and panels featuring different topics on aboriginal art and artists. The series kicked off on January 25 with an address by artist Kent Monkman.

On January 31, Pat Feheley will moderate a panel entitled ‘Residencies’, featuring artists Ed Pien and Shary Boyle who, with TD Bank Group Senior Art Curator Pamela Meredith, will discuss their residency in the Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset.

Click here for more information.

News
Art Toronto 2013

Feheley Fine Arts’ participation in Art Toronto 2013 was a big success and the booth received great reviews. For the second year in a row, and for the third time, the Art Gallery of Ontario purchased a drawing from the booth. Emerging Inuit artist Saimaiyu Akesuk made a large impact on the media, receiving recognition in multiple articles on the Canadian Art and the Globe and Mail websites.

Check out our blog on our press and experiences at Art Toronto 2013 here.

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For the second time, the Art Toronto organization included Feheley Fine Arts and CentreSpace in its formal VIP programme. Ed Pien, Tim Pitsiulak, and Pamela Meredith, presented a talk about the TD Bank Travelling Artists Programme. Editions of Ed Pien’s stunning stonecut print made during his

residency are available for purchase. The proceeds are going to the creation of the new Kinngait Studios located in the Dorset Cultural Centre.

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Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Fund

Feheley Fine Arts held a memorial for Kenojuak Ashevak in Centre Space to mark the first anniversary of her passing. In addition to members of her family and close friends who traveled from Cape Dorset, a large group gathered to honour this iconic artist and great

woman. The Inuit Art Foundation used the occasion to announce the establishment of the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Fund, a fund established for emerging Inuit artists.

For more information please contact whuffman

Inuit Art Quarterly

The Inuit Art Quarterly is back! The first issue will be launched at the end of January during the Northern Lights event in Ottawa.

If you would like to subscribe to the IAQ, please visit the website here.

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