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Feb 13
Art and Art History presents Sandra Meigs on Painting Liminal Spaces

Time 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Location Trafalgar Road Campus, Annie Smith Arts Centre, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 2L1

Sandra Meigs will speak about her work in painting. Throughout her career Meigs has explored possibilities for painting as a model of the mind, the physical world, and metaphysical thought. She will talk about her use of personal experience as a greater source for universal discovery. In her works throughout the past four decades from “Performance with 20 Dresses” (1974) to “Room for Mystics” (2017), there is a common thread of inquiry into what painting actually is: enchantment with form.

Meigs was born in Baltimore in 1953 and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design before moving to the east coast of Canada where she earned a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (now NSCAD University), 1975 and an MA in Philosophy from Dalhousie University, 1980. Recently retired, Meigs has been a dedicated teacher at the University of Victoria for 24 years and has mentored hundreds of visual art students throughout her professorship. She now resides in Hamilton, Ontario.

In 2015, Meigs received a Governor General’s award in Visual Arts and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO. October 18, 2017 – January 14, 2018, the solo exhibition Room for Mystics was open at the AGO. Other recent works include The Basement Panoramas, 2013, and All to All, 2015. Meigs’s work is represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.

Image: Sandra Meigs, installation view of Room for Mystics (2018) AGO, Toronto

 Image: Sandra Meigs, installation view of Room for Mystics (2018) AGO, Toronto