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Inuit Art Exhibit ‘Baker Lake Carvings’ at the WAG

November 26, 2014 7:45 AM | News

Baker Lake Carvings

Toona Iquliq, Mother and Child with Qulliq, 1996. (WAG.CA)

A new exhibit open at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is showing off remarkable Inuit works in stone.

Baker Lake Carvings is on now, featuring the work of 12 Baker Lake artists, whose careers span the last five decades. The earliest piece from 1960 and the most recent from 2002.

“The works in this exhibition come from the WAG’s premier collection of contemporary Inuit art, the largest of its kind in the world with over 13,000 pieces,” said Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG director and CEO and the exhibition curator. “Popular with adults and school groups of all ages, showcasing the WAG’s Inuit art collection is paramount as we develop our new Inuit Art Centre.”

The carvings are bold in their sculptural gestures, minimal in form, compact, unpolished, and filled with the images and stories of the people and the land.

Baker Lake Carvings will run until March 8, 2015. Regular art gallery admission applies.