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Weekend Trippin': Surreal Transformations

Saturday, June 07, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

SooToday.com, in partnership with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, brings you a weekend feature highlighting the variety of adventures available for you, your family, and visiting relatives right in our own backyard.

This week we invite you to explore the Art Gallery of Algoma and the exhibit Surreal Transformations.

Surreal Transformations: The Art Gallery of Algoma As a Buzz With Activity This Summer!

The Art Gallery of Algoma is pleased to present the work of Aganetha Dyck and Richard Dyck in its summer exhibition Surreal Transformations.

Aganetha Dyck is a Canadian artist whose sculptural body of work is made from familiar items such as cigarettes, wool sweaters, crocheted toques and buttons which can be read as a ‘domestic critique and a material history of post-war feminism’.

Since the early 1990’s Dyck, aided by partner and apiary assistant Peter, has created hundreds of sculptures with honeybees by placing into commercial beehives found and handmade objects.

The bees, having adjusted to the presence of the inserted item, continue their everyday routines by collecting and making honey and building their hive around the newly placed object.

The result is the production of stunning, uncanny objects that have been altered by the bees.



Some of the bee-altered items include hockey equipment, hand-made dresses, women’s shoes and porcelain figurines in 18th century dress that have been surrealistically transformed making items that are common place refreshingly new and exciting.

Aganetha openly confesses that “the bees do most of the work” and that she is a happy collaborator.

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Rockin 6/8/2014 11:29:56 AM Report

Thank You to all involved in this and the rest of the stories below. I've spent a good hour discovering the various reads below and was lost in them whilst sipping my Dark Roast Keurig and I'm going for another now.
The syrup from Bobs farm story and how he details the breaking of trail to the Maples was vivid!
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