Whale Hunt: I Think Everyone is Here, 2019
Large Feast on a Bed of Cardboard, 2019
Megan Kyak-Monteith – NU – HFX
From the Curator
“In these two short animations Nunavut’s accomplished painter and illustrator Megan Kyak-Monteith brings motion to her usually still images. Like her paintings and illustrations, the animations capture specific moments in time. These two works focus on the Inuk relationship with whales, from different points in time. In Whale Hunt: I Think Everyone is Here, the scene of a community working together to haul a whale on shore and divvy up the blubber is the focus. In Large Feast on a Bed of Cardboard we are brought to the scene of an individual enjoying the blubber on a bed of cardboard in a uniquely Inuk way.”
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Inuk artist Megan Kyak-Monteith was born in 1997 and grew up in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. She earned her BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies at NSCAD University in 2019 and currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In her practice, Kyak-Monteith often depicts her experiences growing up as an Inuk in Nunavut and Nova Scotia. Her works, centered around memory, are often exaggerated with scale and colour, adding an atmosphere that is similar to how she thinks distant memories appear. Her illustrative works include books published by Inhabit Education and articles published in Inuit Art Quarterly, Inuktitut Magazine and The Walrus.
Painting, Stop Motion Animation, Editing