Irene Avaalaaqiaq

Irene Avaalaaqiaq: Myth and Reality

Copyright Date: 2002
Pages: 160
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    Irene Avaalaaqiaq
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    Irene Avaalaaqiaq has received commissions for public buildings from Churchill, Manitoba, to Minneapolis, to Ottawa. She has had solo exhibitions at the Isaacs/Innuit Gallery in Toronto and her work was included in a touring exhibition organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1999 she had a solo exhibition at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre at the University of Guelph and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from that institute.

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-7061-0
    Subjects: Art & Art History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Preface
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
  5. Map
    (pp. xi-xii)
  6. Individuals Mentioned in the Text
    (pp. xiii-2)
  7. Where Myth and Reality Intersect
    (pp. 3-84)

    Irene Avaalaaqiaq, one of Canada’s most prominent Inuit artists, has a distinguished thirty-year career as a distinctive creator of wall hangings, drawings, and prints. Avaalaaqiaq’s art is grounded within the realm of storytelling and her life’s experience. Myth and reality intersect as she translates multi-layered stories, transformation scenes, and personal memories into bold graphic imagery. She approaches drawings, prints, and wall hangings in a similar manner, by manipulating bold shapes in bright contrasting colours against a solid background to represent her world in a symbolic manner. This approach has been consistent in her work since the early 1970s and provides...

  8. Appendix 1 Information about Plates
    (pp. 85-100)
  9. Appendix 2 Exhibitions and Honours
    (pp. 101-108)
  10. Appendix 3 Honorary Degree Citation and Address
    (pp. 109-112)
  11. Notes
    (pp. 113-116)
  12. Bibliography
    (pp. 117-122)
  13. Photograph Credits
    (pp. 123-124)
  14. Index
    (pp. 125-128)
  15. Back Matter
    (pp. 129-129)