6" Dancing Muskox by Kellypalik Etidloi

Kelly Etidloie



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Inuit art: Dancing Muskox
Inuit Artist: Kellypalik Etidloi
Size: 6" tall, 4.5" deep, 5" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine
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When I saw this piece for the first time, my jaw dropped. Kellypalik decided to try something new. His owls are some of the absolute best in the inuit art medium. With that, this is the first series of muskox he's ever launched, and wow, it is absolutely sensational.

The grooves in the stone, the texture, and the tilted head bring a depth I rarely ever see in Muskox carvings. The smooth facial expressions contrasting with the rugged torso give this piece an intensity that warrants it to be in a museum.

One day when Kellyapik is old and grey, beautiful carvings like this will be worth so much more.

Kellypalik Etidloi (1966 - )

Kellypalik is the son of the well-known Cape Dorset artists Etidlooie and Kingmeata. His older brother, Etulu Etidlooie is also a carver.

Exhibitions:

1988 Die Kunst aus der Arktis, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany

1992 Sculpture Inuit, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC

1993 Sculpture and Graphics from Cape Dorset, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993 Sculpture Inuit et Retrospective Pudlo Pudlat, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC

1993 The Theme of Transformation in Inuit Sculpture, The Isaacs/Innuit gallery, Toronto, ON

1994 Mythic Image, Ancestral Spirits Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

1994 Three Young Carvers from Cape Dorset and Drawings by Aoudla Pudlat, Albers Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994 Kellypalik Etidlooie, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany

1995 Inuit Mythology, Arctic Experience, Hamilton, ON

1995 Miniaturen, Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany

1996 Major-Minor, Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1996 Emerging Spirit, Banff Centre, organized by Northern Art Impressions, Banff, AB

1996 Sculpture Inuit, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC

1997 Stone & Bone, Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, Northwest Company, Sun Valley Centre, Ketchum ID

2000 Die Kunst aud der Arktis, Art in Stone, Canadian Artic Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2001 Living Arctic, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

 

 

Collections:

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC

The Arnold Aubert Vernon Inuit Collection of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


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