It’s Friday lunch time. Students are sitting on the floor and on the stairs in the conference room of the VA Building, expecting to see Shary Boyle’s provocative and highly crafted sculptures, paintings and drawings. Instead, she surprised them with the topic of her talk: her three weeks’ residency at the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op last spring.
A baby deer is looking at me, hidden behind a tree. He stands on the left side of the painting while four adult deer seem to disappear, invaded by light. Standing in front of Kim Dorland’s Clearing, I ask myself whether the deer is waiting for something, or is he simply contemplating the human?