Shary Boyle

Presentation Notes

• Born in Scarborough Ontario 1972
• Toronto based artist
• Studied at OCA
• Work known for fantastical figurative narratives
• Deeply personal and fanciful
• Class gender and injustice
• Mediums: sculpture, drawing, installation and performance.
• She interprets her personal observation of sexuality, relationships and human vulnerability through a darkly feminist lens.
• Inspiration: illustrations of natural curiosities collected and collated by the 18th-century Amsterdam pharmacist Albertus Seba
• Performed internationally since 2000
• Boyle puts a lot of detail in her hand-made work
• Performed at VonRot GmbH, Berlin (2001), the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, Los Angeles (2002), the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2004, 2006), the Olympia Theatre, Paris (2005), the Fonal Festival, Finland (2005), the Sonar Festival, Barcelona (2005), and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2006, 2008).
• AGO exhibit called Flesh and Blood
• White wedding, installation of a life sized figure of a woman with cobwebs weaving in and around her.
• feminist issues, body containment, fertility and eco-feminism