FIRST ARTS EXHIBITION

"LITTLE WORLDS"
THE HALLENDY COLLECTION OF MINIATURE IVORIES

It is with great pleasure that Galerie Elca London (1444 Sherbrooke Street West, #100, Montreal), in collaboration with First Arts, presents the Hallendy Collection of miniature ivories. This exhibition will be on view to the public throughout the months of July and August during regular gallery hours (Tuesday - Saturday 10-5) or by appointment.

First Arts is proud to present the exhibition “Little Worlds”: The Norman Hallendy Collection of Ivory Miniatures. The ethnogeographer Norman Hallendy assembled this important collection mostly in the years 1968-1971, a time of extraordinary creativity in the small communities of Naujaat (Repulse Bay) and Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay).

Carved mostly in ivory but incorporating other natural materials as well, these beautiful miniatures exude both a preciousness and a timeless quality that bring to mind the lovely small works made during the Historic Period of Inuit art in the 19th and early 20th centuries. While some of these carvings are firmly attributed to renowned artists such as Mark Tungilik (1913-1986) and Fabien Oogaaq (1923-1992), and others have possible attributions to them, all of these beautiful works exhibit the fine workmanship, intimate knowledge of subject matter and materials, careful attention to detail, and homespun charm that make this “school” of Inuit art so appealing.

Enjoy!

Ingo Hessel

 

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Ingo Hessel:
ingo@firstarts.ca
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