Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Snapshot

July 2015 - Toronto ON

I went to the AGO Art Gallery of Ontario yesterday, the first time since forever.

These are some random photos I took. I'll focus on two artists today.

Manasie Akpaliapik was born in 1955 in a hunting camp near Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Nunavut, on north Baffin Island. He spent his youth in Arctic Bay, relocated to Montreal, then settled in Toronto where he created all of these carvings. Now based in Ottawa and Montreal, Manasie is known for his animated and ambitious sculptures that sympathetically utilize the unique material and structure of bone, ivory and stone. Deeply connected to the culture and traditions of the Arctic, his works reflect a concern for the vulnerability of his homeland. They offer unflinching depictions of social ills that have impacted northern communities and reflect the belief that humans must live in balance with and respect all living things.

These were beautiful.

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  1. Wow, I really love that first artist. I'd love to see his sculptures. They look to be carved into whale vertebra? Very clever, amazing stuff.

  2. Wow these are so much different to anything I've seen before!! Great shots..

  3. So beautiful and dramatic. I enjoyed the Bonnie Devine video, showing her at work, too. Amazing art.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today.

  4. Those sculptures are just absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing!


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