The Polar World
Published: January 1, 2017
Non-Fiction / Art & Architecture
Paperback: 9781894243988 $4.95
Art Gallery of Ontario
The Polar World combines fantasy and reality: giant squids, hybrids, and humanoid figures dance across Ashoona’s sensual vistas, lending a surreal quality to her work. Springing her imagination but rooted in the landscape of her Kinngait home, The Polar World combines Ashoona’s drawings from her 2017 exhibition with a narrative by Andrew Hunter.
Andrew Hunter is a freelance curator, artist, writer, and educator. Hunter was previously the Frederik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where he produced major exhibitions and publications including Every Now Then: Reframing Nationhood, In the Ward: Lawren Harris, Toronto & the Idea of North, and Colville.
Born in Hamilton and a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Hunter has held curatorial positions across Canada, including at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He has taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and the University of Waterloo and lectured on curatorial practice across Canada, the United States, England, China, and Croatia. As an artist and independent curator, Hunter has exhibited widely, including solo projects at the National Gallery of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art, and with Proboscis in the UK. Hunter is also the co-founder, with Lisa Hirmer, of the international creative research project DodoLab.