Embassy exhibition reviewed in The Washington Diplomat

Our Nipirasait: Many Voices exhibition at the Canadian Embassy in DC was reviewed in The Washington Diplomat with a story entitled Inuition: Five Decades Produces ‘Many Voices’ from Canada’s Cape Dorset.  The author, Stephanie Kanowitz, did her homework, and the article is very well written.  Leslie Boyd Ryan from Dorset Fine Arts provided information about the artists, life up north, and Inuit traditions and lore.  I talked about how the exhibition was organized as a result of SLU’s acquisition of the 2009 annual Cape Dorset collection.  From the review:

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Both Ryan and Tedford hope exhibition viewers come away with the sense that each artist has his or her own style and message.

It’s not simply generic Inuit art — it’s very specifically Kenojuak or specifically Suvinai,” Ryan said of the artists.

What I would like to see is that people recognize these artists as individual artists,” Tedford said. “It’s not just a body of work by anonymous artists. It’s these artists and they have these perspectives.”

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Right on.

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