A Story in Three Parts: Ashevak, Pootoogook, Isuma
Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
This stellar exhibition brings together the work of two pioneering Inuit artists, Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) and Sharni Pootoogook (1922-2003), with an experimental documentary film directed by Carol Kunnuk and produced by the Isuma Collective. Founded in 1990, Isuma is Canada’s inaugural Inuit-owned independent production company. Ashevak (best known as Kenojuak) and Pootoogook were acclaimed early creators of prints, drawings and sculptures under the auspices of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.