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VoCA Recommends…Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona, Toronto

Noise Ghost: Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona
May 28 – August 23, 2009
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto

Shary Boyle, self portrait, 2006. Image: sharyboyle.com

Toronto artist Shary Boyle, who is well known for her delicate figurines (often championed on VoCA) is paired with Cape Dorset artist Shuvinai Ashoona, who first came to our attention a few years ago, and did a fantastic collaboration with John Noestheden titled Earth and Sky for Nuit Blanche Toronto last year.

Shivunai Ashoona, Composition (Self-portrait), 2005/06. Image: feheleyfinearts.com

The two artists were paired by curator Nancy Campbell because both of their imagery recalls and articulates the anxieties of life.

A new figurine by Shary Boyle. Image: sharyboyle.com

Shuvinai Ashoonas’ drawings are also on view at Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa (click HERE) from April 27 – June 14, 2009. She is represented by Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto. Click HERE for the gallery website.

Shuvinai Ashoona, Composition (Reaching out), 2005/06. Image: feheleyfinearts.com

Shary Boyle is represented in Toronto by Jessica Bradley Art & Projects. Click HERE for the gallery website. She’s shortisted for this year’s $50,000 Sobey Art Prize, too.

4 Responses to “VoCA Recommends…Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona, Toronto”

  1. L.M. says:

    Great curating, Nancy Campbell!

  2. mmm says:

    Shary Boyle’s work is one of the most interesting pieces at the AGO. Stay awesome Shary!

  3. Mel says:

    Agreed – she’s wonderful. I can’t wait to see if she starts doing those porcelain figures on the scale of the Chapman bros!

  4. Allanah Scott says:

    Fantastic show! Love their work…….thanks to Nancy C as well……

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