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