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
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
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.