Cape Dorset 2018 Special Print Release

Cape Dorset 2018 Special Print Release

Date: April 26, 2018 | Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please join Open Studio and Dorset Fine Arts in celebrating the Cape Dorset 2018 Special Print Release of Shuvinai Ashoona’s A Multitude of Infinities. This suite of four sumptuous edge-to-edge printed lithographs employs a playful complexity of pattern and an unusual colour palette. These prints address a range of natural themes invoked by Ashoona’s unique approach to conventional iconography and her distinctive otherworldly aesthetic.

Seals, Walruses, and Clams are depicted along with plentiful Octopuses — a recurrent fascination. In this body of work, Ashoona has again occupied a visual space that is altogether lyrical, humorous, frenetic and more than a little off-putting. For more information click here.

Shuvinai Ashoona

“When I start to draw, I remember things that I have experienced or seen. Although I do not attempt to recreate these images exactly, that is what might happen. Sometimes they come out more realistically but sometimes they turn out completely different. That is what happens when I draw.”  – Shuvinai Ashoona (from Ghost Noise; a film produced and directed by Marcia Connolly)

Shuvinai Ashoona has exhibited extensively both within Canada and internationally. Her work occupies a unique place within contemporary Inuit art, combining elements of Inuit culture and mythology with influences derived from contact with southern industrial society, all subsumed within her richly imaginative world.

The folio of lithographs will be on view at Open Studio April 24 – 26, 2018 during regular gallery hours, 12:00pm – 5:00pm. A reception will take place at Open Studio on April 26 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

These remarkable works will be available for purchase during this presentation period at $600 each. In addition to the four images, a selection of Ashoona’s past lithographs produced at Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, will be on display and also available for purchase.

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