Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds

February 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020

Shuvinai Ashoona

Composition (Attack of the Tentacle Monsters), 2015

coloured pencil, ink on paper

Collection of Paul and Mary Dailey

This exhibition brings together a selection of drawings created by the Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona over the past two decades. In many of her drawings, Ashoona references traditional Inuit imagery—from quotidian life to the mythic—and she is celebrated for the imaginative way she combines these and other cultural references to develop a sophisticated and highly personal iconography. Derived equally from her environment and her imagination, Ashoona’s work is fed by her fascination with horror films, comic books and television. In this exhibition, visitors will encounter Ashoona’s wide-reaching interests that blur boundaries between the worlds of reality and fantasy, past and future.

Organized and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto


The exhibition and tour are supported by The TD Ready Commitment, Major Donors The Schreiber Sisters, Anonymous, Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council
Generously supported by:

Gary R. Bell