Summerpeg July 7-29, 2006
Inspired by a -40 degree trip to Winnipeg, this curated exhibition assembles together a diverse group of artists who all share a common connection to the artistically thriving city of Winnipeg. The 10 artists involved work in a variety of mediums: installation, drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography.
Aganetha Dyck is best known for her sculptures where she places found and constructed objects into bee hives. The bees transform these objects by building cells of wax on them and filling them with honey. Born in Winnipeg in 1937, Dyck’s work has been shown around the world and is in many public collections including the National Gallery of Canada.
Richard Hines recently completed his MFA at NSCAD in Halifax, NS. His photographs are staged moments of an already experienced instant, which centre exclusively on Hines’ immediate family.
Lynn Richardson was recently awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, an award that only ten graduating students receive in the US. In 2005 Richardson earned an MFA in sculpture from the University of Texas at Austin and in June exhibited her “Iceberg Fashion Fur with Floatation Device” installation at the Cue Art Foundation in New York City.
A recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Wanda Koop is one of Canada’s most distinguished and inventive artists. Her painting and video career spans three decades and includes over 50 solo exhibitions. We will be showing paintings from her recent “Viewmaster” series.
Diana Thorneycroft has exhibited various bodies of photographs across Canada, US, Edinburgh, Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. Her work has been the subject of national radio and CBC television documentaries. Thorneycroft’s photographs often focus on the body and the indeterminacy of surfaces.