N@N – Kablusiak: Artist’s Talk

Thursday, March 23 - 12:00 PM

You are welcome to join Inuvialuk artist and sometimes curator Kablusiak for a talk wherein they will tell you about their arts practice, the inspiration behind some of their works, some of the big themes present, and the methods of how they got there.

Kablusiak’s work explores the dis/connections between existence in Inuit diaspora while maintaining family and community ties, the impacts of colonization on Inuit gender and sexuality expressions, as well as on health, wellbeing, and the everyday.

Kablusiak is an Inuvialuk who creates work in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, lingerie, soapstone, Sharpie, bed sheets, felt, and words. They hold a BFA from AUArts in Mohkinstsis, where they are currently based.

Their work can be found in the collections of the Indigenous Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Global Affairs Visual Art Collection among others. Kablusiak was shortlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award and is represented by Norberg Hall in Calgary.

 

Nickle at Noon is presented live and in-person in the Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary.

 

Kablusiak, Garfield Sitting in an Iglu (inspired by Agnes Topiak’s “Sleeping Family” 1970), 2021, ink on paper. Image courtesy Norberg Hall.

 

Kablusiak, Ball gag, 2022, soapstone, tung oil, metal hardware, leather + artificial sinew. Image courtesy Norberg Hall.

 

Kablusiak, Furby ookpik, 2021, rabbit fur, felt, fibre fill, + embroidery floss. Image courtesy Norberg Hall.

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