Today we unframed the Cape Dorset prints that have called the middle gallery home for a year now. As amazing as they already are to see in person, they’re even more amazing to see up close and outside of the glass. Every one of these prints is the result of hours of meticulous work by the artist, like this one: Kananginak Pootoogook’s “Intrepid Caribou” (2002).
Notice how perfectly the ink from the stone was transferred onto the paper - a technique that takes print makers years to truly master - as well as the textures created by the Pootoogook’s mark making technique. What aspects of this piece stand out to you?