The Other World: Spirits, Demons, and Visions of Transformation
March 12 — 17, 2022
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DAVID RUBEN PIQTOUKUN (b. 1950) / BILL NASOGALUAK (b. 1953)
A curious image of a low-flying shaman in transformation signed by David Ruben Piqtoukun, but with a head carved in the manner of Bill Nasogaluak, in what is possibly a repair to a work, or collaboration between the artists. Images of flying shaman appear throughout the oeuvres of Piqtoukun and his brother Abraham Anghik, said to originate in the otherworldly travels of their grandfather, a reputed shaman. 
1. Wight, Darlene Coward, Out of Tradition: Abraham Anghik/David Ruben Piqtoukun, Winnipeg: Winnipeg Gallery of Art, 1989. p.6.