Inuit Artwork on Display
“Narratives from a Culture in Transition” showcases more than 100 contemporary works of Inuit art from the collection of a couple whose four children attended Guilford.
On display in the Guilford College Art Gallery through Dec. 15, the sculptures, textiles, prints, drawings and paintings reflect Inuit artists’ personal experiences of living on the land, and their relationships with animals and animal spirits.
The show includes photographs of the artists and region, taken by the collectors over the past decade on trips to Nunavut, the largest and northernmost territory in Canada.
The exhibition and related programs offer opportunities to consider the tremendous changes the Inuit have experienced in modern times due to colonization, expanding industry and climate change.
The Aug. 29 edition of Go Triad! contained an article about the exhibit.
“Exploring cultures that are new to us allows us to compare and contrast our life experiences with those whose experiences differ sharply from our own,” Terry Hammond, director and curator of the gallery, told Go Triad! “It gives us a better perspective of the world and our place in it.”