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Annie Pootoogook

February 1, 2009 - March 31, 2009

Winner of the 2006 Sobey Art Award

Presented by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Exhibition at Kin Gallery

Opening Reception:  7 – 11 pm on February 6, 2009 at the Kin Gallery

Tour Schedule:  Please call the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie to book a guided tour. 


The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is pleased to present an exhibition of art work by award winning artist, Annie Pootoogook.  The exhibition is presented by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and will be on display in the Kin Gallery of Centre 2000.

Annie Pootoogook’s colourful and detailed drawings are profoundly personal and psychological. Her images reflect, in their honesty and realness, the hybrid nature of contemporary Inuit life. In this exhibition of national importance, the artist merges both realms of everyday life activities, such as watching television and going shopping, with social issues such as spousal abuse and alcoholism.


“Pootoogook’s work challenges conventional assumptions made of Inuit art and her drawings of domestic interiors and modern outpost camps reflect the disparate social, economic and physical realities of today’s Canadian North. Many of her images are disturbing; addressing issues such as alcoholism, domestic violence, suicide, depression and drug addiction.”
– www.acad.ab.ca Alberta College of Art + Design

 

 The exhibition of Annie Pootoogook is organized and toured by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Catalogue is co-produced by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.



The Kin Gallery is located in the lower level of Centre 2000.

11330-106 Street, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7X9 Phone: (780) 532-5790.