Kin­ngait Rewind

IAF staff share their decade­spe­cific picks to cel­e­brate 60 years of print­mak­ing

Inuit Art Quarterly - - CONTENTS - BRITT GALLPEN Edi­to­rial Di­rec­tor

Hunter’s Dream (1988)

I’ve never been much for long­winded an­swers or un­nec­es­sar­ily com­pli­cated con­cepts when sim­ple and di­rect will do. It strikes me that King­meata Etid­looie (1915–1989) and I might have this in com­mon. A fix­ture of the stu­dios in Kin­ngait (Cape Dorset), NU, for over two decades, Etid­looie had more than 50 of her prints in­cluded in the an­nual col­lec­tions, be­gin­ning in 1970—many of which fol­low the for­mal and aes­thetic logic on dis­play in

Hunter’s Dream. A con­cise con­cept, re­al­ized in a lim­ited pal­ette, con­fi­dently marked and beau­ti­fully rendered. Here, the artist presents us with an en­tire cos­mol­ogy in only four el­e­ments: starry sky, deep ocean, bear and seal. It’s ev­ery­thing and noth­ing more.

ABOVE King­meata Etid­looie (b. 1915–1989 Kin­ngait) — Hunter’s Dream 1988 Print­maker Pit­se­o­lak Nivi­aqsi Litho­graph 55 × 76 cm

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