Gallery Shop: Annie Taipana
Friday, November 20, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
Gallery Shop is proud to present a show and sale of over 15 works by Annie Taipana.
Join us for the opening reception:
Friday, November 20, 6-9pm • Artist in attendance
Born in 1931 in Gary Lake, Annie Taipana relocated to Baker Lake in 1972. Taipana is well known for her wall hangings, full of bright colours and stitch work layered on top of felt and wool duffel or melton. The images tell the stories of a life lived on the land. Annie is the daughter of the late Elizabeth Angrnaqquaq, who was also a talented textile artist, but it was Annie’s late husband Jimmy Taipana, a celebrated carver, who taught her how to do the appliqué and embroidery work for which she is known.
Annie’s work is full of activity and brimming with life: patterns of animals repeating, flying, swimming, sleeping, eating, and being eaten. Annie’s deep connection to animals started as a child, when she befriended baby wolves adopted by her parents. Now living in Rankin Inlet, Annie is surrounded by family and continues to produce work. This vibrant exhibition is proudly presented in partnership with the Jessie Oonark Centre, located in Baker Lake, Nunavut.