Vancouver, BC – grunt gallery is proud to announce the book launch for BLIZZARD: Emerging Northern Artists. This newly published catalogue includes essays by Candice Hopkins and Tania Willard that examine and reflect upon artwork by Jamasie Pitseolak, Nicholas Galanin, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Geronimo Inutiq (MadEskimo), and director Derek Aqqiaruq. Originally shown as an exhibition at grunt gallery in the summer of 2012, this catalogue spotlights Indigenous artists working in the North who are using their traditions to forge new ideas around contemporary art.
“BLIZZARD paints an alternate picture of the North: not a North created by paternalism, colonization and tourist board initiatives, but a distinctive place framed by compelling artists who are drawing from their experiences and influences, which include the lands and cultures of the Arctic as well as pop culture, new technology and their own interpretations of the South.” – curator, Tania Willard
Join grunt gallery and Tania Willard in celebrating the launch of this exciting new publication on Friday March 22nd, 6–8pm at grunt. Listen to the original vinyl album of famed Inuit rock band, Northern Haze, and pick up your copy of BLIZZARD.
grunt gallery, 350 E 2nd Ave – Unit 116, Vancouver, BC V5T 4R8
grunt gallery website: www.grunt.ca
Pre-order your copy of BLIZZARD: http://gruntgallery.bigcartel.com/product/pre-sale-blizzard-emerging-northern-artists
This publication was made possible by the generous support from the Government of BC through the Innovations program of the British Columbia Arts Council, The Government of Nunavut through the Department of Economic Development and Transportation, The Michael O’Brian Family Foundation, The McLean Foundation, Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, Scriba International Art Society, Trench Gallery, Jasmine Redfern, all of our Indiegogo donors, the logistical support of Robert Kardosh from Marion Scott Gallery and Pascale Arpin.
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