October 17, 2011
Ningeokuluk Teevee's "Cradled Loons" (2009) will be among the 36 prints on display when The College of Wooster Art Museum presents “Nipirasait: Many Voices, Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset” Oct. 25-Dec. 11 in the Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery in Ebert Art Center. The stonecut and stencil print is courtesy of The Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., and Dorset Fine Arts, Ontario.
WOOSTER, Ohio – Artists from Cape Dorset, Nunavet, an internationally renowned printmaking community in the Canadian Arctic, will exhibit their works at The College of Wooster Art Museum Oct. 25 through Dec. 11 when “Nipirasait: Many Voices, Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset” comes to the Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery in Ebert Art Center (1220 Beall Ave.). This exhibition is an associated event of the 2011 Wooster Forum.
Organized by The Richard F. Brush Gallery at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., and courtesy of Dorset Fine Arts, Ontario, this exhibition consists of prints from the Kinngait Studios, an arts community of Inuit printmakers and stone carvers, which is part of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape Dorset.
Artists from several generations portray the power and beauty of the natural world, as well as town and camp life, traditional Inuit stories, and mythic creatures in their prints. As residents of a harsh environment, these artists respect the forces of nature in their illustrations of humans and animals in their natural habitat, translating drawings into stonecuts, lithographs, etchings, aquatints, and serigraphs. Known for their symmetry, bold shapes, bright colors, and descriptive storytelling, the prints are made available in annual collections to individuals, museums, and galleries.
A total of 36 prints by 10 living artists will be featured in the Wooster exhibition, including Ningeokuluk Teevee’s "Cradled Loons” and Kavavaow Mannomee’s thought-provoking image of planes turning into birds on 9/11. Also represented in the exhibition are Kenojuak Ashevak, Kananginak Pootoogook, Mayoreak Ashoona, Suvinai Ashoona, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Tim Pitsiulak, Itee Pootoogook, and Pitaloosie Saila.
The College of Wooster Art Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. All receptions, lectures, exhibitions, and performances are free and open to the public. Group and class tours are also available. Please note that the museum will be closed November 21-28 for the College’s Thanksgiving break. For more information or to arrange a tour, please call 330-263-2388 or visit the Art Museum website.
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