Ezee
Ezee

"Ezee" is a portrait of 13 year old Ezeevalu Samazyualie, from Cape Dorset, Nunavut in Canada. Nunavut is an Inuit territory in Canada. Cape Dorset is known as the capital of Inuit art, as approximately 40% of its residents earn an income from artwork. It is also home to Canada's oldest printmaking shop, Kinngait Studios, where they create yearly editions of lithographs, etchings, and stonecut prints. The figure on the left is a self-portrait from this year by Ezeevalu. The figure on the right is a portrait of Ezeevalu from last year, by Alexa Hatanaka. 

by Alexa Hatanaka and Ezeevalu Samayualie

Linocut on Washi, Edition of 11

21.5x31"

2016

Chinese Worker Shoes (Seed)
Chinese Worker Shoes (Seed)

4x6'

(Seed) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut) fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were previously installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. 

(Seed) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Seed) Detail
Chinese Workers Shoes (Seed) Detail

4x6'

(Seed) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut) fixed together with archival rice paste 

(Seed) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Egg)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Egg)

5x7,' 2012

(Egg) is made of several reductive woodcut prints fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were previously installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. 

(Egg) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Egg)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Egg)

5x7,' 2012

(Egg) is made of several reductive woodcut prints fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were previously installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. 

(Egg) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Sperm)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Sperm)

5x12'

(Sperm) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut). It was temporarily installed at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery, as part of the group exhibition Answer in 2011.

(Sperm) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Sperm)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Sperm)

5x12'

(Sperm) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut). It was temporarily installed at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery, as part of the group exhibition Answer in 2011.

(Sperm) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Hourglass)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Hourglass)

3x5x5'

(Hourglass) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut). It was temporarily installed at Le Labo, as part of the exhibition Think Tent in 2011.

(Hourglass) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Detail), 2011
Chinese Workers Shoes (Detail), 2011

Chinese Workers Shoes is a series made of several reductive woodcut prints that began as temporary installations and were later fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. The permanent works (Egg) and (Seed) are held in private collections. 

Chinese Workers Shoes was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Detail), 2011
Chinese Workers Shoes (Detail), 2011

Chinese Workers Shoes is a series made of several reductive woodcut prints that began as temporary installations and were later fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. The permanent works (Egg) and (Seed) are held in private collections. 

Chinese Workers Shoes was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

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Shroud 1 of 30
Shroud 1 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

Shroud 2 of 30
Shroud 2 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

Shroud 3 of 30
Shroud 3 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

Shroud 4 of 30
Shroud 4 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

Shroud 5 of 30
Shroud 5 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

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Ezee
Chinese Worker Shoes (Seed)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Seed) Detail
Chinese Workers Shoes (Egg)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Egg)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Sperm)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Sperm)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Hourglass)
Chinese Workers Shoes (Detail), 2011
Chinese Workers Shoes (Detail), 2011
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Ezee

"Ezee" is a portrait of 13 year old Ezeevalu Samazyualie, from Cape Dorset, Nunavut in Canada. Nunavut is an Inuit territory in Canada. Cape Dorset is known as the capital of Inuit art, as approximately 40% of its residents earn an income from artwork. It is also home to Canada's oldest printmaking shop, Kinngait Studios, where they create yearly editions of lithographs, etchings, and stonecut prints. The figure on the left is a self-portrait from this year by Ezeevalu. The figure on the right is a portrait of Ezeevalu from last year, by Alexa Hatanaka. 

by Alexa Hatanaka and Ezeevalu Samayualie

Linocut on Washi, Edition of 11

21.5x31"

2016

Chinese Worker Shoes (Seed)

4x6'

(Seed) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut) fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were previously installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. 

(Seed) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Seed) Detail

4x6'

(Seed) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut) fixed together with archival rice paste 

(Seed) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Egg)

5x7,' 2012

(Egg) is made of several reductive woodcut prints fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were previously installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. 

(Egg) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Egg)

5x7,' 2012

(Egg) is made of several reductive woodcut prints fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were previously installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. 

(Egg) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Sperm)

5x12'

(Sperm) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut). It was temporarily installed at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery, as part of the group exhibition Answer in 2011.

(Sperm) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Sperm)

5x12'

(Sperm) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut). It was temporarily installed at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery, as part of the group exhibition Answer in 2011.

(Sperm) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Hourglass)

3x5x5'

(Hourglass) is made of several reductive relief prints (woodcut). It was temporarily installed at Le Labo, as part of the exhibition Think Tent in 2011.

(Hourglass) was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Detail), 2011

Chinese Workers Shoes is a series made of several reductive woodcut prints that began as temporary installations and were later fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. The permanent works (Egg) and (Seed) are held in private collections. 

Chinese Workers Shoes was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Chinese Workers Shoes (Detail), 2011

Chinese Workers Shoes is a series made of several reductive woodcut prints that began as temporary installations and were later fixed together with archival rice paste. The prints were installed as temporary works (Sperm) and (Hourglass), at the Nanjing Arts Institute Gallery (Nanjing, China) and Le Labo (Toronto, ON), respectively. The permanent works (Egg) and (Seed) are held in private collections. 

Chinese Workers Shoes was created while studying traditional Chinese woodcut printing in Nanjing. The arts institute was expanding and there were large groups of construction workers living on campus who came in from the countryside for the job. The workers would leave their shoes out to dry, and they thought it was pretty funny that I would sit and draw their shoes...kind of smile and laugh in a confused way before taking their shoes and retreating into their tiny quarters. The construction workers shoes are made of cloth and rubber, I ordered a pair online and it was delivered for an all-inclusive $2. The shoes are ubiquitous for the working class across China.

Shroud 1 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

Shroud 2 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

Shroud 3 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

Shroud 4 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

Shroud 5 of 30

make-up, tape, paper

2010

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