Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shary Boyle

Shary Boyle currently lives and works in Toronto, though her career has involved travel and residencies in several European countries. She is well-known for her bold, fantastical explorations of the figure. Highly crafted and deeply imaginative, her multi-disciplinary practice mines the history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and historical portraiture to create a symbolic language uniquely her own. From sculpture to performance Boyle interprets her personal observations of sexuality, relationships and human vulnerability through a darkly feminist lens. She is the winner of the 2009 Iskowitz Award and her work is exhibited and collected internationally. Boyle also collaborates with musicians, creating "live" drawings, which are animated and projected onstage during their performances. She has worked with Peaches at the Sonic Youth-curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Los Angeles and performed in 2005 with Feist at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris.

Boyle is an interdisciplinary artist who moves freely between drawing, painting, sculpture, audio-visual performance, and installations. She draws upon ancient mythology, fiction, and fantasy in an exploration of psychological and emotional conditions.

opening at the AGO:

September 15 · 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Shary Boyle: Flesh and Blood, an exhibition featuring 28 works that reflect the artist’s extraordinary vision and versatility, including: sculptural works in porcelain and plaster, oil paintings, drawings, and four large-scale installations.

6:00 pm - Gallery opens to the public (Free on Wednesday evenings)
6:30 pm - remarks in Walker Court with Matthew Teitelbaum, Louise Déry, David Moos, Mich...elle Jacques, Shary Boyle and Julian Schnabel.

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