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Shuvinai Ashoona with John Noestheden at the MacKenzie Art Gallery

Shuvinai Ashoona is featured alongside John Noestheden in John Noestheden: Sky & Shuvinai Ashoona: Earth, at Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery.

On the surface, John Noestheden and Shuvinai Ashoona represent an unlikely pairing for joint solo shows. Noestheden, who has recently moved from Regina to Hamilton, is widely admired for his crystalline visions of the cosmos. Ashoona, a much sought-after Inuit artist, is the creator of startlingly original images of the land inspired by her Cape Dorset home.

The exhibitions Sky and Earth offer a chance to consider the remarkable visions of two artists working from two different cultural perspectives. While the images differ, the questions are the same. How do we know what we know? What is the ground of our existence and the limits of our vision? Their artworks help articulate our place in the cosmic order, while acknowledging the boundaries of our comprehension.

Curated by Timothy Long, Head Curator and Michelle LaVallee, Associate Curator.

MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 6X6
May 5 – Aug 19, 2012

Shuvinai Ashoona and John Noestheden
Untitled Collaboration (detail), 2008
pencil crayon & India ink on paper, 62 x 40 in.
Photo courtesy of Feheley Fine Arts, with permission from Dorset Fine Arts

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