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Loondance Gallery
Galerie l'envol du huart

1-680 Proulx
Mont-Tremblant, QC
Canada
J8E 2S6

The art of drawing lies at the core of the Cape Dorset prints program. Images that are transformed into limited-edition prints are selected from a broader corpus of works drawn by the artists in the print shop. Thus, one-of-a-kind drawings have special artistic value.
 
The subjects of drawings by Inuit artists are fed by powerful, universal beliefs. In their geographical isolation, the ancestral Inuit people translated them into unique spiritual beliefs. Nourished by these vital values, the drawings of the Inuit address the challenges of their difficult life with remarkable imagination and creativity.

Wielding Pentel pens, colored or pastel crayons and graphite, the artists of Cape Dorset express
autobiographical, personal and intimate viewpoints on life. The resulting drawings provide a wide array of poignant, vibrant, sometimes surprising, often joyful or humorous images.
 
Our retail show, "Contemporary Drawings with Symbolic Meanings", comprises the first thirteen drawings. Brief background notes serve to introduce the show.

Follow: twenty more drawings by the contemporary artists Kavavaow Mannommee, Itee Pootoogook, Tim Pitsiulak, Jutai Toonoo, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Shuvinai Ashoona, Johnny Pootoogook, Ohotaq Mikkigak and Nicotye Samayualie.
 
The last selection of forty-seven drawings is by the seminal print artists who first began to work on paper, during the early days of Modern Inuit Art. The works we present were completed between 1976 and 2009, by artists who had started to hone their drawing skills in the 1950's. That was when drawing paper became available to them thanks to the enterprising efforts of James Houston.

The first-generation artists represented are Pitseolak Ashoona (see the story of Pitseolak Ashoona and her artist descendants in Get to Know the Artist), Lucy Qinnuayuak, Pudlo Pudlat, Jamasie Teevee, Kingmeata Etidlooie, Eliyakota, Soroseelutu Ashoona, Sharni Pootoogook, Mary Pudlat, Napachie Pootoogook and (her brother-in-law) Kananginak Pootoogook, RCA (over twenty drawings by the great multidisciplinary artist).


A Tribute to Jutai Toonoo
"A Tribute to Jutai Toonoo"
Contemporary Drawings with Symbolic Meanings
Contemporary Drawings with Symbolic Meanings: Retail Show
   
 
Drawing 24
Drawing 24 by Kavavaow Mannomee
Drawing 25
Drawing 25 by Kavavaow Mannomee
Drawing 36 by Kavavaw Manumie
Drawing 68 by Kavavaw Manumie
Drawing 1
Drawing 27 by Itee Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 28 by Itee Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 29 by Itee Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 31 by Tim Pitsiulak
Drawing 1
Drawing 30 by Tim Pitsiulak
Drawing 1
On my knees by Jutai Toonoo
Drawing 1
Stone by Jutai Toonoo
Drawing 34
Drawing 34 by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Drawing 76 by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Drawing 76 by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Drawing 26 by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drawing 26 by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drawing 61
Drawing 62 by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drawing 63
Drawing 63 by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drawing 66 by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drawing 66 by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drawing 76 by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drawing 77 by Shuvinai Ashoona
Drawing 69 by Johnny Pootoogook
Drawing 69 by Johnny Pootoogook
Drawing 67 by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Drawing 67 by Ohotaq Mikkigak
Drawing 70 by Nicotye Samayualie
Drawing 70 by Nicotye Samayualie
Drawing 49
Drawing 49 by Pitseolak Ashoona
Drawing 48
Drawing 48 by Pitseolak Ashoona
Drawing 36
Drawing 36 by Lucy Qinnuayuak
Drawing 37
Drawing 37 by Lucy Qinnuayuak
Drawing 71 by Lucy Qinnuayuak
Drawing 71 by Lucy Qinnuayuaq
Drawing 46
Drawing 46 by Pudlo Pudlat
Drawing 47
Drawing 47 by Pudlo Pudlat
Drawing 73 by Pudlo Pudlat
Drawing 74 by Pudlo Pudlat
Drawing 40
Drawing 40 by Jamasie Teevee
Drawing 41
Drawing 41 by Jamasie Teevee
Drawing 44
Drawing 44 by Kingmeata Etidlooie
Drawing 45
Drawing 45 by Kingmeata Etidlooie
Drawing 48 by Kingmeata Etidlooie
Drawing 72 by Kingmeata Etidlooie
Drawing 52
Drawing 52 by Eliyakota
Drawing 53
Drawing 53 by Eliyakota
Drawing 42
Drawing 42 by Soroseelutu Ashoona
Drawing 43
Drawing 43 by Soroseelutu Ashoona
Drawing 56
Drawing 56 by Sharni Pootoogook
Drawing 57
Drawing 57 by Sharni Pootoogook
Drawing 59
Drawing 59 by Mary Pudlat
Drawing 60
Drawing 60 by Mary Pudlat
Drawing 61
Drawing 61 by Mary Pudlat
Drawing 38
Drawing 38 by Pitaloosie Saila
Drawing 39
Drawing 39 by Pitaloosie Saila
Drawing 50
Drawing 50 by Napachie Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 1 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 2 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 3 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 4 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 5 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 6 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 7 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 8 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 9 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 10 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 13 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 14 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 15 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 16 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 17 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 18 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 19 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 20 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 21 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 22 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 1
Drawing 23 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 75 by Kananginak Pootoogook
Drawing 75 by Kananginak Pootoogook