Made in Kangiqliniq: Ceramics and Sculpture from Rankin Inlet
08 Dec 2007 - 27 Apr 2008
Situated on the west coast of Hudson Bay, Rankin Inlet (Kangiqliniq in Inuktitut) has been home to such master stone carvers as John Tiktak (1916–1981) and John Kavik (1897–1993), both acclaimed for their powerful, minimalist renditions of the human form. This Nunavut community is also the site of a unique ceramics project that has its roots in the 1960s. More recently, the Matchbox Gallery has reawakened interest in this project in exhibiting hand-built clay works by established and emerging artists such as Yvo Samgushak (b. 1942) and John Kurok (b. 1977). This exhibition, which brings together a selection of 20 works, highlights the history and current directions of artistic production in Rankin Inlet.