Congratulations to NWT Artist, Abraham Anghik RubenMay 29, 2015
I sit on a board with Abe, and have worked with him on a few occasions. He is not only a brilliant artist, he is a man with vision. Very pleased he has a show in his home Territory.
His elaborate soapstone carvings and bronze sculptures have graced galleries around the world, including the Smithsonian in Washington. Now Abraham Ruben's work is returning to the Northwest Territories. His new exhibit opened at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. As Kate Kyle reports it's the largest showing of his work ever held in the territory.NOTE: Ruben called to point out that his work explores the interaction between Vikings and the ancestors of the Inuvialuit (the ancient Inuit) — as distinct from the present day Inuvialuit, as we say in this piece.