Qavavau Manumie

Untitled (Becoming a Community)

2004
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Manumie’s style is unique among his contemporaries at Cape Dorset’s Kinngait Studios; he oscillates between extremes in his work, from narrative and lyrical to abstract and expressive. The artist brings together both styles in this naturalistic rendering of the Inuit transition from seasonal camps to settlements in the 1940s and 1950s. This unexpected bird’s-eye view of the community’s location on an imaginary island evokes feelings of trepidation or anticipation toward the unknown.
Title
Untitled (Becoming a Community)
Date
2004
Medium
Drawing
Materials
coloured pencil and black felt pen on wove paper
Dimensions
66.2 x 101.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
43370