Sunday, November 15, 2009
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave. in Kleinburg - Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth,"
Ningeokuluk Teevee: 'Cross Current', 2005
"Part way through "Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth," at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, I began thinking about a whale."
This is the first line of an article written by Peter Goddard, a Toronto Free Lance writer and published in the Toronto Star.
The article tells of Goddard's visit to the McMichael Gallery of Kleinburg, Ontario,and of the art celebrating 50 years of art produced by Cape Dorset's, West Baffin Island, art cooperative.
Goddard writes of the above picture, " Whales, seals and Arctic char galore – silvery and golden schools of them in Ningeokuluk Teevee's aquamarine lithograph, Cross Current (2005) swim like threaded beads forming a "T"– remain sacred imagery in the northern imagination".
The article goes on to tell how the exhibit shows the fine relationship between Inuit art and mapmaking.
Please read the article by clicking on this sentence as a link.
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