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Close Knit

Aganetha Dyck1976 - 1981

Canada Council Art Bank

Canada Council Art Bank

Close Knit is an installation of numerous tiny sweaters shrunk from their adult size by repeated washing. Aganetha Dyck arranges the miniature sweaters as overlapping objects that together resemble vertebrae. Concerned with women’s roles and practices, she is best known for her work with bees and beeswax – the activity and material that defined her work throughout the 1990s.

Aganetha Dyck was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2007. She lives and works in Winnipeg.

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