INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

Includes J Akulukjuk, Nellie Appakqaq, Bill Henderson, Stanley Clifford Hunt, Tom Hunt, Charlie Inukpuk, Alex Janvier, Moses Katiak, Iziasie Kopalie, Bessie Kukilukak, Allie Kusudluak, Terry McCue, Napatchie Noah, Daphne Odjig, William Pigalak, Jane Ash Poitras, Kananginak Pootoogook, Lucy Quinnauyuak, Allen Sapp, Pudlalik Shaa, Stewart Steinhauer, U. Unknown
Sunday, June 21, 2020

Showing Pudlalik Shaa

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

Established in 1974, with a mandate to support Canadian artists, Canada House Gallery has become a national leader in sharing the artwork of Canada’s Indigenous artists to an international audience.

Located in Banff National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Canada House Gallery acknowledges the Treaty of 1877, Treaty Seven, and the Treaty of 1895 between the salmon and buffalo peoples. There is deep and enduring memory of this valley held by Ktunaxa (too-naa-xha), Secwepemc (sha-whep-mak, or Shuswap), Métis, Dene & Tsuu T'ina, Mountain Cree, Siksika & Blackfoot, and Stoney Nakoda peoples. The Government of Canada, in cooperation with Indigenous organizations, chose the Summer Solstice to recognize and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Join us in honouring Indigenous heritage and culture through this exquisite exhibition of curated artworks by some of Canada’s most prominent Indigenous artists. Northwest Coast, Cree, Ojibwe, Dene Suline/Saulteaux, and Inuit artworks and cultural stories are showcased in this exceptional exhibition.

All artwork subject to presale.

DRUMMER   2006
DRUMMER 2006
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serpentinite, antler
7 x 5 x 3 in.
$1,000 CAD


Pudlalik Shaa's parents, Aqjangajuk and Kilabuk Shaa, are Cape Dorset artists. His father, Aqjangajuk is a renowned sculptor. Pudlalik's brother, Qiatsuq is also a carver, as was his brother, Qavavau, who died in 1991.

Pudlalik Shaa was influenced by his father's work. "I watched my father as he carved, he taught me. I did my first carving when I was twelve years old. It was a small seal, since then I have been carving, not all the time, but whenever I felt up to it." Impressed by his father's carving style, Pudlalik has developed similar themes in his own work such as walrus and drum dancers.

"…He learned by watching the generation of carvers who, like his father, used axes to work on their pieces. Pudlalik still uses an axe on occaision, though he also uses more modern tools. He has incorporated elements of the dynamic fluid line of his fathers' work into his own sculptures."

-quoted from Cape Dorset Sculpture, Douglas & McIntyre, 2005

Born on December 29, 1965 in resides in Cape Dorset, NU. Nationality is Inuit

Exhibitions

2006-07 Small Sculptures by Great Artists, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2006 Mini-Masterworks, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Cape Dorset Sculpture, Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Momentum, 7 Emerging Artists for Cape Dorset, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
2004 Masterworks III, Canadian Arctic Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2003 Shaa and Sons: A Father's Influence, The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON
2001 Small Sculptures by Great Artists 2001, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2000 Small Sculptures by Great Artists 2000, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2000 Seven Emerging Artists From Cape Dorset, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
2000 Die Kunst aus der Arktis, Canadian Arctic Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
1997 Stone and Bone, The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, The Northwest Company, Sun Valley Centre for the Arts and
Humanities, Ketchum, ID
1997 Singing & Dancing & Playing, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1996 Sculpture Inuit, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, PQ
1996 Small Sculptures by Great Artists V, Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
1995 Canadian Inuit Sculpture, The Next Generation, Orca Aart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Arts and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada, Institute of American Indian Arts
Museum, Sante Fe, NM
1994 Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
1994 The Shaa Family: Axangayu Shaa, Qiatsuq Shaa, Pudlalik Shaa, Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
1994 Wildlife and Nature in Art, Arctic Experience, Hamilton, ON
1993 The Next Generation - Inuit Sculpture, Gallery Indigena, Stratford, ON
1993 Multiple Realities: Inuit Images of Shamanic Transformation, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1993 Kunstwerke der Inuit, Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany
1992 Sculpture Inuit, Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, PQ
1979 Die Kunst aus der Arktis, Inuit Galerie, Mainz, Germany
Our Land Transforming: Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of the Inuit, Arctic Raven Gallery, Friday Harbour, WA

Collections

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Publications

2005 Cape Dorset Sculpture FEATURED PAGE 66, 67
1995 Institute of American Indian Arts Museum KEEPING OUR STORIES ALIVE: An Exhibition of Art & Crafts from the Dene & Inuit of Canada, Santa Fe, NM
1993 Wight, Darlene MULTIPLE REALITIES : Inuit Images of Shamanic Transformation, Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Art Gallery