Formline Modern explores how Indigenous artists working on the Pacific Northwest Coast drew upon—and departed from—traditional imagery and the “rules” of formline design in adopting the medium of silkscreen printing as a means of artistic and cultural expression.
Raymond Boisjoly inaugurates Carleton University Art Gallery’s Collection Invitational exhibition series with a new body of work that considers Indigenous artists’ use of printmaking, and the status, production, and circulation of prints in relation to Indigenous literary traditions.
Samuel Roy-Bois has constructed a large-scale model of an imaginary building. Existing as an edifice and sculpture, it connotes an idea of the art gallery or museum and houses 90 artworks that the artist has selected from CUAG’s collection.
Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration tells the story of the momentous cross-cultural encounter that, via James Houston, introduced Japanese printmaking to Cape Dorset artists. Featuring rare, early prints by such artists as Lukta Qiatsuq, Tudlik Akesuk, and Osuitok Ipeelee, juxtaposed with the prints by Japanese artists that Houston brought to the Arctic in 1959, the exhibition reveals the many ways in which the now-famous artists of Cape Dorset creatively “localized” Japanese influences.
Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 12:15 p.m.
Saturday, 6 December 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 7:00 p.m.