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Shuvinai Ashoona: Life & Work

Shuvinai Ashoona: Life & Work

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Shuvinai Ashoona: Life & Work

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Exhibition Catalog

Nancy G. Campbell. Art Canada Institute, Toronto, 2019. The Canadian Art Library.

128 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.) and 24 ref. ills (chiefly col.). 28 x 22 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9781487101800

Previously published in an electronic version, 2016. Publisher's description: Born in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) in 1961, Shuvinai Ashoona is now one of Canada’s most notable artists, whose work has been celebrated domestically as well as in Australia, Europe, and the United States. Her highly imaginative work combines aspects of traditional Inuit culture and mythology with influences derived from the non-Arctic world. Hailing from a long line of graphic artists, including her grandmother Pitseolak Ashoona (c. 1904–1983) and her award-winning cousin Annie Pootoogook (1969–2016), Shuvinai took up the mantel in the mid-1990s, producing detailed, primarily monochromatic drawings that depict the natural landscapes and traditions of the North. However, her attentions soon shifted to fantastical creatures, dreamlike landscapes, and aerial-perspective representations of a global community, expressed in vivid colour. Shuvinai Ashoona: Life & Work delves into the world of an artist whose rich graphic imagery conveys an intricate and textured personal vision. Using coloured pencil and pen and ink to render dense, highly imaginative drawings, Shuvinai creates art that reflects the intersection of values between the traditional and the contemporary in the North.

Subject Headings: Native North American and Inuit Art ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- Canada -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Drawings and Watercolors -- Other Non-American Minority ; Women Artists --

Artist(s): Ashoona, Shuvinai

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