Feb 23/09 –
MOPARRC had a special privilege of a dinner with Aganetha Dyck when she was in town for the opening of her solo show Collaborations at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The exhibit combines new work, including exquisite and exotic photographs from the inside of hives (by use of a flatbed scanner), with earlier projects. Besides the photos, there is sculptural work in which braille texts, fabric, drawings, lazer-cut metal and more are offered to the bees for their consideration and embellishment. It is clear that Aganetha Dyck has herself been considering and experimenting with various forms of collaboration: from inter-species collaborations to working with her son Richard Dyck (for the in-hive scanning) and with writers like poet Di Brandt. Aganetha is an impassioned advocate for bees and ecology as well as generosity in art-making! the show runs until April 12/09.