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Please join us for an exhibition tour led by Jeffrey Boone of the current exhibition “Point of View”.
“Point of View”, showcases the work of Inuit artists working in a range of new and traditional media. The group show features the contemporary expressions of a new generation of artists working in Inuit Nunangat as well as the Inuit diaspora.
The exhibition’s title is a direct quote from Isuma’s 1985 film, From Inuk Point of View, the first film project ever to be awarded Canada Council funding. Isuma’s breakthrough marked a seminal moment of artistic emancipation from the systems and modes of art making that had previously been accessible to Inuit, simultaneously asserting that there is a distinct perspective to be shared by, about, and for Inuit.
Planned as a conversation that will unfold over the course of the summer, the works in the exhibition rigorously explore personal lived experience and identity in the contemporary world. Featuring film, video, painting, drawing, photography, installation and sculpture, “Point of View” includes works by Tony Anguhalluq, Tarralik Duffy, Glenn Gear, Maureen Gruben, Mark Igloliorte, Gabriel Nuraky Koperqualuk, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Lindsay McIntyre, Niap, Janet Nungnik, Jamasee Pitseolak and others.
Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill (b. 1979) is a Cree and Metis artist who lives and works on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Hill’s sculptural practice explores the history of materials to enquire into concepts of land, property, and economy. Most recently, her work has shown at Cooper Cole (Toronto); Polygon Gallery, and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (Vancouver); the Alberta Art Gallery (Edmonton); SBC galerie d’art contemporain (Montreal) and STRIDE gallery (Calgary).
Image Credit: still from Eskimo Roll, 2017, Mark Igoloiorte, filmed and edited by Navarana Igloliorte.