June 2-28, 2017
Larry “Ulaaq” Ahvakana / Solo Exhibition
“All my life, I
was surrounded by my culture and my people, the Inupiaq of northernAlaska
. The dances and songs of the Inupiaq
tradition is the oral history of my people. It is the emotional interpretation of our respect and involvement within the environment of the North Slope of Alaska. My work involves the use of many media and materials. Within my designs, I incorporate the sense of my cultural design, but the interpretation is very personal and the conceptual format, I hope, will give the viewer an idea of the Inupiaq tradition.
Female Loon Spirit Mask Red and Yellow Cedar, Acrylic, Glass Beads 17”w X 20.5”h X 12”d
is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI;
the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Cooper Union School of Art in New York, NY.
Permanent collections include:
Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK.
Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, AK.
British Petroleum of America, New York, NY.
Inst. of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM.
Portland Art Museum, OR.
Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA.
Burke Museum, Seattle, WA.
Bainbridge Island Art Museum, WA.
Beaded Bag Fused Bulls Eye Cut Glass and Powdered Frit Glass Panel 16 ½” X 17 ½”
First Friday Reception June 2 6-8 PM
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