A small town right outside Trenton is the unlikely host of a collection of prints and drawings by Inuit artists from the hamlet of Cape Dorset, in Canada, from a studio long known for its art.
Through March 2 an exhibit at the College of New Jersey, “Contemporary Inuit Art from Cape Dorset,” is featuring 26 works by 11 artists from the Kinngait Studio in the hamlet, known as the capital of Inuit art.
The exhibit, which will remain in Tokyo until mid-March and then travel the world, explores Japanese influences on Cape Dorset’s print making by displaying rare, early Cape Dorset prints and some of the actual Japanese prints that inspired the Inuit artists.
Below: "Kenojuak Ashevek was the first Inuit artist elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art."
Most people are surprised to see the numerous influences on the typical Indian artist these days. Especially since white collectors really only want stuff that looks "primitive".
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