Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects Canadian Contemporary Art Auction
March 04, 2014
HAPPY COUPLE IN LOVE
ink and pencil crayon
signed in syllabics on the reverse
26 ins x 40 ins; 66 cms x 101.6 cms
Native Canadian artist Annie Pootoogook comes from a long line of accomplished artists. Annie uses her pencil crayon drawings to document her history, daily life, and her friends and family. The realism of Annie's work is intoxicating and powerful. She creates an honest, striking portrait of the contemporary North addressing the mundane such as shopping and kids playing video games as well as darker issues like spousal abuse and alcoholism. Annie's work has been represented in several commercial exhibitions including a solo exhibition at Toronto's Power Plant in 2006. She also won the prestigious Sobey Arts Award in October, 2006.