Friday, 20 November 2009
He took pictures used on Canadian $5, $10 and $50 and now at the age of 88-year old George Hunter has a new exhibition of photographs that he took over 60 years ago!
A Canadian photography pioneer, George Hunter captured the disappearing nomadic Inuit way of life for the National Film Board in a series entitled, Canadian Inuit 1946. Print images taken from Mr. Hunter’s original negatives add visual clarity and cultural context to this exhibition. Mr. Hunter’s images capture and reflect Canada and its peoples. Many of his iconic photographs are on permanent display in museums and galleries across Canada. Now 88, Mr. Hunter resides in Mississauga.
George Hunter attended the opening of his exhibition at the Kipling Gallery on November 19th in Woodbridge,Ontario.
CUTLINES: George Hunter is interviewed at the Kipling Gallery by Zoomer TV.
Bottom Photo. George Hunter and his partner stand behind a Abraham Rueben carving at the Kipling Gallery opening of the two artists' work.
Both Norse and Inuit Spirits inspired famed carver Abraham Anghik Ruben to spend a year carving hundreds of pounds of Brazillian soap stone. The fruits of his labour inspired art buyers who came to the Kipling Gallery in Woodbridge Ontario to see and buy his work. In the space of 4-hours over $750,000 worth of red stickers were placed on purchased work.
These bold pieces transcend boundaries imposed by traditional Inuit art mediums, portraying a fresh and broader perspective of northern cultures. At age 58,the Paulatuk carver now resides in Salt Spring Island, B.C He will be at the gallery until Sunday night.
The Kipling Gallery, 7938 Kipling Avenue, in downtown Woodbridge is open Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. www.kiplinggallery.com
CUTLINES: Two top pictures:Inside looking out. Two view of the Kipling Art Gallery on opening night.
Third from top:Abraham Anghik Ruben talks to a guest at the opening of his new exhibition.
Bottom: Abraham Anghik Ruben is interviewed in the Kipling Gallery by Zoomer TV.