Visual Art

Uyarak // Stone

Uyarak//Stone is a series of contemporary soap stone carvings. Uyarak//Stone exists as a platform of Indigenous sovereignty, aims to question conventions of Inuit art, and challenges the notion of what it means to be an Inuit artist. Uyarak//Stone seeks to remind the viewer that Inuit are contemporary people existing outside the ethnographic, settler colonial gaze.


Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter

Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter is an Inuk artist based in Calgary, born in Yellowknife, and raised in Edmonton. She attended Grant MacEwan University, receiving a diploma in Fine Art and went on to receive her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2016.

Nasogaluak Carpenter uses art and humour as a coping mechanism to subtly address diaspora, and to openly address mental illness; the lighthearted nature of her practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity. These interests invite a reconsideration of the perceptions of contemporary Indigeneity and counter the stigma surrounding mental health.

Running June 21 - 24 at Untitled Art Society, 11:00am - 7:00pm. Reception on July 23 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.