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Qavavaou Manumie

Qavavaou Manumie
Please join us for the Artist Reception on
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Canada House Gallery is the official host gallery for the 2017 Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection. As such, we will have editions 1 & 3 of each print.

We are accepting reservations today - call us at 1-800-419-1298 with your choices!

The official release is Saturday, October, 21, 2017.


"On a recent trip to Cape Dorset, I sat down with the artists and printmakers of Kinngait Studios in hopes of learning more about the inspirations and processes behind their work in the 58th Annual Print Collection.

I quickly learned that their artwork goes beyond aesthetics. Unlike many Southern artists, the artists from this picturesque hamlet in Nunavut seldom receive formal training in studio arts, so their artistic practices are largely informed by mentorship and collaborations with the community.

The resulting prints simultaneously embody tradition and contemporaneity, creating a captivating visual record of both history and present day culture of Kinngait."

  • Claire Foussard, excerpted from the 2017 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection catalogue

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ARNINIQ INUUSIQ (BREATH OF LIFE) 3/50 SHOWPIECE
CD17-10
stonecut, stencil
24" x 31"
Artist Studio
3/50
$ 800

ARNINIQ INUUSIQ (BREATH OF LIFE) 1/50 SHOWPIECE
CD17-10
stonecut, stencil
24" x 31"
Artist Studio
1/50
$ 800

ALL ARTWORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE


Qavavaou Manumie

Kavavaow was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1958 where his mother, Paunichea, was hospitalized for treatment of tuberculosis. He returned to Cape Dorset as a very young child and has lived there since.

Kavavaow has demonstrated a range of stylistic abilities over the years - from the very literal to the more expressive. His thematic concerns include depictions of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife and an interest in some of the more contemporary aspects of Inuit life. He has a penchant for placing his human characters in unusual situations, well illustrated in this year’s Airlift (2009-7). In this touching little etching, the understanding between the hunter and his collaborator is representative of the mutual respect between all living things in Inuit traditional belief systems. Morning Melody (2009-8) may well be the most beautiful image in this year's collection.

Kavavaow is the latest among the second generation to attract critical acclaim from the contemporary arts audience in the south. He and Suvinai Ashoona have been profiled, along with Nick Sikkuark of Gjoa Haven, in the Winnipeg-based arts magazine, Border Crossings. He traveled to Toronto in June of last year for his first solo exhibition of original drawings, and this year to Vancouver for another exhibition featuring his contemporary work.

For several years Kavavaow has worked for the Kinngait Studios as a printmaker - first in the lithography studio and more recently in the stonecut studio. He is an accomplished and precise printmaker who enjoys the opportunity to demonstrate printmaking techniques to young artists and visitors to the studio.

Also known as Kavavou, Manomee, Munamee, Qavavau, Mannumi, Kavavau.

Collections
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, PQ
Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 1959 - 1999, Cape Dorset, NU
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT


Exhibitions
2017 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2015 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2014 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2013 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2012 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2011 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2010 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2009 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2008 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2005 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2004 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2003 Then and Now-Inuit Prints form 1962 - 2002, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd, Vancouver, BC
2002 Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2002, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2001 Drawings from Cape Dorset, The Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
2000 Arctic Spirit-Canadian Inuit Sculpture, Boise State University, Boise, ID
1999 Collection D'Estampes de Cape Dorset, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, PQ
1998 Annual Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1994 Kunst van de Inuit Eskino's, Gemeentelijk Kunstcentrum, Edegem, Belgium
1994 Arctic Spirit; 35 Years of Canadian Inuit Art, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1994 Kavavaow Mannomee-Original Drawings, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 - 94 Contemporary Inuit Drawings, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1993 Original Drawings by Kavavaow Mannomee of Cape Dorset, The Isaacs/Innuit Gallerey, Toronto, ON
1992 - 94 Cape Dorset Print Collection (printmaker)
1992 Art Inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Galerie Montador, Dieppe, France
1991 Inuit Music in Art: Singing and Dancing and Playing, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1991 Art Inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau. Douai at Le Theatre, la Ciotat, France
1991 Art Inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at La Halle aux Bles, Saint Malo, France
1991 Art Inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Galerie Maite Aubert, Le Havre, France
1991 Art Inuit: Autour de la Collection de Cape Dorset 1991, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Le Colombier, Ville D'Avray, France
1990 Art Inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai atThonon les Bains, France
1990 Art Inuit, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Palais de l'Europe Le Touquet, France
1990 Art Inuit, L'Art des Esquimaux du Canada, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Maison Falleur, Cambrai, France
1990 Art Inuit: Autour de la Collection de Cape Dorset 1990, Presented by l'Iglou Art Esquimau, Douai at Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris,
France
1989 - 95 Cape Dorset Graphics
1988 - 90 Cape Dorset Print Collection (printmaker)

Publications
1994 Nasby, Judith. Revealing the Truth of the Artists Hand: Contemporary Inuit Drawings. Inuit Art Quarterly.
1993 Muscarelle Museum of Art (Williamsburg), Contemporary Inuit drawings: The Gift Collection of Frederick and Lucy S. Herman. Williamsburg, VA
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