Vintage Inuit Exhibition
A hunter waiting patiently with his harpoon ready at his side, a wide-eyed owl chick, and a 3 inch tall carving with monumental presence, these and more are found in this year's collection of older Inuit sculpture. Sourced from communities across the Arctic, these sculptures use a variety of media, including stone, antler, muskox horn and whalebone.
We are pleased to present a diverse collection of Inuit sculptures, some of which were created as early as the 1950's and some as recently as the 2000's. Though stretching the definition of vintage some of the more recent works were created by beloved artists who are either no longer working or have sadly passed on. For example, there was a time when Toona Iquliq's full, rounded forms were plentiful however, now when we find his work we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to share them with you.
This collection also includes fine examples of early pieces by some of the biggest names in Inuit art. We have a bold work by John Kavik with burrowed out negative space that defines the body, a diminutive and stunning single figure by John Pangnark, two exuberant sculptures by Barnabus Arnasungaaq and a few wonderful birds, a seal and a fabulous muskox. We also have a dynamic work by Looty Pijamini that depicts a beautiful Sedna flying though the water being pulled by a harnessed narwhal.