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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lesbian Sasquatch Art Show

So how could I not blog about a Lesbian Sasquatch Art Show? I mean really, just the idea of it makes me giggle. But I am not making this up, Canadian artist Allyson Mitchell’s exhibition, “Ladies Sasquatch,” opens on January 29th at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, near Toronto, Canada, and it runs until March 7, 2010. There is even talk of a final traveling exhibition.

The Art Show announcement reads:
“Ladies Sasquatch: Allyson Mitchell
Allyson Mitchell’s newest installation presents an epic gathering of figures, each one a monumental symbol of female brains, brawn and sexuality - a community of Lady Sasquatches*! The free standing, sculptural works by this Toronto-based artist marry feminist theory with fun fur. Mitchell symbolizes the mythical feminine as something not easily captured or domesticated, or harnessed to sell, yet undeniably powerful and attractive. Ladies Sasquatch is organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art and Curated by Carla Garnet. ”

Allyson Mitchell is a York University professor in both women’s studies and fine arts, and is known for her large-scale sculptural figures that blend the elements of "feminist theory with neocraft and fun fur."

In a recent interview with Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes, Mitchell says, “Lady Sasquatch is your dream girl, only bigger and hairier—and she might eat you if you don't look out.”

For more information about Allyson and her work, you can check out her website at

And in the meantime, here are a few more photos of her work...and for those of you who enjoy unique tidbits of information, did you know that Sasquatch is actually plural for Sasquatch?

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