Manitoba artist Gerald Kuehlâ€™s stunning graphite pencil drawings go beyond mere portraits to capture his subjectsâ€™ very essence. Accompanied by compelling biographies from oral accounts and stories shared with the artist, these storied faces provide valuable insights into the history of First Nations, Inuit, and MÃ©tis Elders. The challenges and triumphs of the experiences they have survived are clearly etched on their faces, making each portrait a stirring visual monument. The unbelievable artistry of Kuehlâ€™s work, which is so realistic his subjects seem to draw breath, inspires strong emotions in the viewer. Portraits of the North offers a unique perspective of Northern life.
â€œEveryone walks away from this exhibit a changed person.â€ â€“ Gerald Kuehl
Thank you to our supporters. This exhibit was partially funded by: Department of Canadian Heritage through its Museums Assistance Program
Languages: English, French, Cree, Inuktitut
Costs:Â please contact for details.
Size: Flexible layout, 184 Lineal sq. ft or 57 Lineal sq. m.,
Availability: 2020 and beyond.
Security Level: moderate
Number of Crates:Â 4 lightweight crates
Total Crated Weight:
Original Objects: 30 original or giclÃ©e prints
Supplementary Materials: Multilingual text in English, French, Cree, Inuktitut; Teacherâ€™s Guide in French and English
For more information, please contact:
Lending Organization: The Manitoba Museum
Contact Person: Exhibits Manager