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UNIVERSAL COBRA: SHUVINAI ASHOONA AND SHARY BOYLE*

November 7- December 19, 2015

*IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FEHELEY FINE ARTS

Opening Saturday November 7th from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Both artists will be present

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Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain is pleased to present its newest collaboration with Feheley Fine Arts: the exhibition Universal Cobra: Shuvinai Ashoona & Shary Boyle. Visitors will be able to discover the unique universes of these two great artists and the collaborative drawings made for this exhibition.

- Marie-Ève Charron, " Le Nord et le Sud en conversation intime " , Le Devoir, November 28, 2015
- Shary Boyle, " Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona Discuss Their Collaboration " , Canadian Art, November 25, 2015
- Susannah Wesley, "Akimbo" Akimbo, 10 decembre 2015.



COLLABORATIVE DRAWINGS: SHUVINAI ASHOONA & SHARY BOYLE  / SHUVINAI ASHOONA / SHARY BOYLE


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COLLABORATIVE DRAWINGS: SHUVINAI ASHOONA & SHARY BOYLE
ASHOONA_BOYLE   ASHOONA_BOYLE   ASHOONA_BOYLE   ASHOONA_BOYLE
Shuvinai Ashoona + Shary Boyle
Black Marble
ink on paper and coloured pencil
2015
91 x 107 cm (35.75" x 42")
reserved
  Shuvinai Ashoona + Shary Boyle
Exhibition
ink on paper and coloured pencil
2015
99 x 107 cm (39" x 42")
  Shuvinai Ashoona + Shary Boyle
Technicians
ink on paper and coloured pencil
2015
98 x 107 cm (38.5" x 42")
  Shuvinai Ashoona + Shary Boyle
Inagododavida
ink on paper and coloured pencil
2015
123 x 218 cm (48.5" x 86")
reserved


ASHOONA_BOYLE   ASHOONA_BOYLE    
Shuvinai Ashoona + Shary Boyle
Self Portrait
ink on paper and coloured pencil
2015
107 x 86 cm (42" x 33.75")
private collection
  Shuvinai Ashoona + Shary Boyle
Origin of Eel
ink on paper and coloured pencil
2015
127 x 64 cm (50" x 25")
private collection
     



SHUVINAI ASHOONA

Shuvinai Ashoona (b. 1961) began to draw in the early 1990s. Although never formally trained, Ashoona's family and the Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset have provided her with a creative atmosphere. Her grandmother is the renowned artist Pitseolak Ashoona and her father is sculptor Kiawak Ashoona.

In the past Ashoona's work tended to focus on the Arctic landscape. Today, her work explores a new dynamism through compositions that depict human figures and other creatures with cleverly hidden imagery, and utilizes a wide colour spectrum. The evolution in Ashoona's artistic style points to a highly developed artistic sensibility. Her often unusual and imaginative creatures, animals, and monsters are balanced by a very careful and detailed drawing technique. Her work is comprised of both the elements of her community environment as well as the personal world of her own imagination.

Represented in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Canada, her work has been included in several international exhibitions, such as Basel, Switzerland's 'City Sky' (2008), the Sydney Biennale (2012), and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's major exhibition "Oh, Canada" (2012). She is a leading contemporary Canadian artist and is in numerous collections of major art institutions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the BMO Financial Group, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the TD Bank Group, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

- Russell Bingham, "Shuvinai Ashoona" Historica Canada, December 12, 2013.



SHUVINAI   SHUVINAI   SHUVINAI_B   SHUVINAI_B
Shuvinai Ashoona
Holding Shirts
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2015
62.5 x 233 cm (25" x 92")
reserved
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Birthing Scene
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2015
256.5 x 66 cm (101" x 26")
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Monsters and Blankets
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2014
127 x 123 cm (50" x 48.5")
private collection
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Cutting Skin
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2013
123 x 127 cm (48" x 50')


SHUVINAI   SHUVINAI   SHUVINAI_B   SHUVINAI_B
Shuvinai Ashoona
Monsters
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2015
62.5 to 127 cm (50" x 44.5")
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Wiping Behind
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2011
122 x 122 cm (147.5" x 49.5")
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Skinning Bear
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2012
127 x 123 cm (48" x 48')
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Attack of the Tentacle Monsters
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2013
96.5 x 123 cm (38" x 48")
private collection


SHUVINAI   SHUVINAI   SHUVINAI_B   SHUVINAI_B
Shuvinai Ashoona
Creatures
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2015
96.5 x 127 cm (38" x 50")
private collection
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Hunting Monster
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2015
123 x 162.5 cm (48.5" x 64")
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Strange Figures
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2015
58.5 x 76 cm (23" x 30")
  Shuvinai Ashoona
Family
Ink and Coloured Pencil
2013
76 x 58.5 cm (30" x 23')



SHARY BOYLE

Shary Boyle is well-known for her bold and fantastical explorations of the figure. Fuelled by concerns about class and gender injustice, Boyle approaches her work with an expressive candor and compassion; exploring a range of psychological and emotional states through sculpture, drawing, painting, installation and performance. Employing a high-level of handmade craft and detail, her multidisciplinary practice—at once spirited, oneiric and poetic—mines the history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and arcane techniques to create a symbolic language uniquely her own.

Boyle exhibits and performs internationally. Her work has been presented by L’Observatoire de l’Espace in Vallauris, France (2012); at Louis Vuitton Maison, Toronto (2012), MASS MoCA, Massachusetts (2012); the BMO Project Room, Toronto (2012); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2011), Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2011); The Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2010); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2010); Fumetto Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland (2009); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge (2008), Space Gallery, London UK (2007) and The Power Plant, Toronto (2006). She has performed at the Olympia Theatre, Paris (2005), Sonar Festival, Barcelona (2005), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2006, 2008), Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (2008), and La Maison Rouge, Paris (2011). In 2012 Boyle presented an original theatre work titled Everything Under the Moon with musical collaborator Christine Fellows at the Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto. She is the recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2009) and Hnatyshyn Foundation Award (2010). Shary Boyle represented Canada with her project Music for Silence at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. (Source: sharyboyle.com/about.html)

- Shary Boyle's artist website
- Shary Boyle "Conversations in Contemporary Art"

SHARY   SHARY   Shary_B   Shary_B
Shary Boyle
The Mute
Porcelain, china paint, luster
2012
38 x 36 x 24 cm (15" x 14" x 9.5")
private collection
  Shary Boyle
Moths Drink Tears
Porcelain, china paint, bronze
2014
45 x 34 x 22 cm(17.5" x 13.5" x 8.5")
private collection
  Shary Boyle
World in waiting
Porcelain, china paint, glazes, gold luster, wooden tables
2014
76 x 30 x 60 cm (30" x 12" x 23.5")
private collection
  Shary Boyle
God’s Eye
Porcelain, glazes
2012-2015
28 x 18 x 21 cm (11" x 7" x 8.25")


SHARY   SHARY   Shary_B   Shary_B
Shary Boyle
Manners I, II, III
Porcelain, glazes, gold and silver luster, fur
2014
  Shary Boyle
Our Makers Reward
Porcelain, fur, expanding foam, gold leaf, epoxy
2015
private collection
  Shary Boyle
Siren
Porcelain
2012
28 x 24 x 20 cm (11" x 9.5" x 8")
private collection
  Shary Boyle
Uakari
Porcelain, china paint and fur
2014.
21 x 26 x 25 cm (8.25" x 10" x 10" )
private collection


SHARY   SHARY   Shary_B   Shary_B
Shary Boyle
Self Immolation
Ink and gouache on paper
2011
72 x 51 cm (28" x 20")
reserved
  Shary Boyle
Ashes
Ink and gouache on paper
2011
72 x 54cm (28" x 21.25")
private collection
  Shary Boyle
Oil Spill Off Baffin
Ink and gouache on paper
2011
57 x 76cm (22.5" x 30")
reserved
  Shary Boyle
Revival Beach
Ink, gouache on paper
2011 – 2015
89 x 107 cm (35" x 42")


SHARY   SHARY   Shary_B   Shary_B
           
Shary Boyle
The Comet’s Tail
Ink on paper
2012
61 x 46 cm (24" x 181")
  Shary Boyle
Extreme Super Moon
Ink and gouache on paper
2011
69 x 51 cm (27" x 20")
private collection
  Shary Boyle
La Lune
Ink, gouache on paper
2012
35 x 50 cm(13.75" x 20")
N/A
  Shary Boyle
Pink Moon for the Lost Boys of Bonestell
Ink, gouache on paper
2010
92 x 107 cm (36" x 42")
private collection




SHARY      
Untitled
Ink on paper
2012
28 x 43 cm (11" x 17")
private collection
 
   


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