Toronto artist Shary Boyle is representing Canada at this year’s Venice Art Biennale. Boyle works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and performance. For the Canadian Pavilion, she has created an immersive installation that explores ideas of silence, isolation and solitude. The exhibition is titled Music for Silence and consists of small porcelain figures that carry planets, a silent black and white film that features a deaf woman performing in sign language, and a life-sized underwater cave.
Shary Boyle was born in Scarborough, Ontario in 1972. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1994. Solo exhibitions include Canadian Artist at the BMO Project Room, Toronto (2012); Flesh and Blood at galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Quebec which travelled to Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver (2011), and The Illuminations Project with Emily Duke at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (2011);
Shary Boyle: Music for Silence. Canadian Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Professional Preview, May 31, 2013.
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