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Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014

17 Oct 2014 - 08 Mar 2015

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The exhibition Shine a Light highlights a selection of recent acquisitions to the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian Contemporary, Indigenous and Photography holdings. It showcases some of the best and most innovative works being made today in a variety – and often combination of – media, from video and film to drawing and painting, photography to sculpture and installation. It reveals the unique ways contemporary Canadian artists are responding to the larger social and political state of the world through their art and how they are choosing interdisciplinary modes of self-expression that transcend traditional categories, materials and genres. The exhibition takes the pulse of contemporary art production in Canada as it becomes part of our national art history.

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Shary Boyle<br />
<em>The Cave Painter</em> (detail), 2013<br />
plaster, wood, foam, synthetic hair, sculpting epoxy, metal, paint, glitter, glass, 3 overhead projectors on custom-sculpted plinth, photo-collage projection acetates and timer sequencer, 301 × 427 × 457 cm<br />
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa<br />
© Shary Boyle (2013)<br />
Photo: Rafael Goldchain

Shary Boyle
The Cave Painter (detail), 2013
plaster, wood, foam, synthetic hair, sculpting epoxy, metal, paint, glitter, glass, 3 overhead projectors on custom-sculpted plinth, photo-collage projection acetates and timer sequencer, 301 × 427 × 457 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
© Shary Boyle (2013)
Photo: Rafael Goldchain