18. Sedna’s Parade
2023 CAPE DORSET Annual Print Collection
Official release date for sale, Saturday October 21, 2023
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Paper: BFK Rives White
Printer: Niveaksie Quvianaqtuliaq
38.3 x 55.2 cm
Pitsiulaq (Pitseolak) Qimirpik 1982- is a young Cape Dorset carver who’s quickly established himself as both apprentice (his father is renowned Dorset carver Kelly Qimirpik) and contemporary artist. Indeed, Qimirpik has successfully distinguished himself through this very juxtaposition, marrying pop-culture signifiers with traditional carving. He sits at the helm of a surging generation of Inuit artists who are reconfiguring their position onto history, traditional media, and narrative figuration. It’s a group who’s establishing itself through an aesthetic more easily situated in the contemporary artworld, while never fully divorced from its ancestral associations and formal base. Qimirpik, like so many of his contemporaries, continues to make the link between the two.