May 22, 2018
Rare artwork is on display at the U of R’s Fifth Parallel Gallery in the Riddell Centre during Congress 2018.
“Stonecuts and Sealskins focuses on the majority of the Inuit artworks that have been donated to the University as part of the Shumiatcher donation,” explains Alex King, Curator/Preparator of the President’s Art Collection.
In all, there will be 24 pieces on display.
“The rarest item is a 1960 ink drawing by Kenojuak Ashevak, entitled The Enchanted Owl. This is a version of Ashevak’s iconic print of the same name; a powerful image of an otherworldly bird with vibrant plumage. The Enchanted Owl is possibly the most recognizable Inuit image because it appeared on a stamp in 1970, commemorating the Northwest Territories centennial,” King says.
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