The Power Plant

Annie Pootoogook

Annie Pootoogook

Past Exhibition

Jun 23 – Sep 03 2006

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Annie Pootoogook, Man Abusing His Partner, 2002. Collection of John and Joyce Price. Courtesy of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario. Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts.


Nancy Campbell

Annie Pootoogook was born in Cape Dorset, Nunavut in 1969. The daughter of artists Napachie and Eegyvudlu Pootoogook and granddaughter of renowned artist Pitseolak Ashoona, Annie began drawing in 1997 under the encouragement of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.

Pootoogook's work, unlike that of many of her peers, challenges conventional assumptions about Inuit art. Like her grandmother, Annie is a chronicler, and her drawings of domestic interiors and modern outpost camps reflect the disparate social, economic and physical realities of today’s Canadian North.

The Power Plant is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Pootoogook’s remarkable work, her first in a Canadian public gallery. Annie Pootoogook was recently nominated for the prestigious Sobey Art Award (which she later won) and has been awarded a 2006 Glenfiddich Artist Residency in Scotland. This exhibition is curated by Nancy Campbell, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Ink, 50.8 x 66 cm. Courtesy Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto.

Pencil crayon, ink, pencil, 50.8 x 66 cm. Collection of John & Joyce Price, Seattle.

Pencil crayon, 47 x 66 cm. Private collection.

Photo: Rafael Goldchain

Photo: Rafael Goldchain

Pencil crayon, ink, 50.8 x 66 cm. Courtesy Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto.