Kinngait Stories

As the Embassy of Canada in Washington DC marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, we are pleased to partner with the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) to present Kinngait Stories, the first solo exhibition of renowned Cape Dorset artist Ningiukulu Teevee. It is also the first exhibition at the Embassy in collaboration with the WAG, and will be on view until October 2017. The collection includes works from the Government of Nunavut, Dorset Fine Arts, and the WAG Collection.

Kinngait Stories features 29 drawings and prints created since 2005, and features a new video produced for the exhibition. The exhibition was curated by WAG Curator of Inuit Art, Dr. Darlene Coward Wight.

Teevee explores the relationship between abstraction and representation, particularly the interplay of patterns found in nature. Her work takes inspiration from traditional stories as well as the changes she sees around her in contemporary Cape Dorset. Teevee’s subject matter ranges from traditional culture to stylized birds to whimsical abstractions.

The exhibition is sponsored by TD Bank Group and supported by other valued partners: the Province of Manitoba, and the Government of Nunavut, and Dorset Fine Arts.

The Embassy’s art gallery is located at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (next to the Newseum) and is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, free of charge.

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