Talks

Artist’s Talk: David Ruben Piqtoukun

Mid size carving mounted in a plynth

David Ruben Piqtoukun. The Birth of Sedna, 2022. Brazilian soapstone, red pipe stone, Overall: 53.3 × 30.5 × 40.6 cm. Courtesy of the artist. © David Ruben Piqtoukun. Photo: Charles A. Ross

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Talks

Artist’s Talk: David Ruben Piqtoukun

Friday, January 27, 7:15 PM
Philip B. Lind Gallery

Join artist David Ruben Piqtoukun for an in-gallery talk about his work in the exhibition, Radical Remembrance: The Sculptures of David Ruben Piqtoukun.  

David Ruben Piqtoukun (b.1950) is an Inuvialuk sculptor working primarily in stone and metal. He was born in Paulatuk, NWT in what is now the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, and is currently based in Southern Ontario. Piqtoukun began learning Inuit stories in 1975, and his vast wealth of knowledge and oral history forms the foundation of his distinctive style. Shamanistic masks, journeys and transformation, as well as scenes of Arctic life and animals, all represent common themes in his work, which incorporates contemporary elements such as airplanes and computers. 

Presented as part of AGO Friday Nights: Celebrating New Exhibitions

 

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