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The Way Between Things
The Art of Sandra Meigs
By (author): Sandra Meigs By (author): Helen Marzolf
9781770415973 Paperback, Flaps English General Trade ART / Canadian Rhode Island Oct 12, 2021
$35.00 CAD
Forthcoming 7.5 x 9.5 in 184 pages 100 Colour illustrations100 illustrations, colour ECW Press

The first book-length exploration of one of Canada’s most significant artists

Part philosopher, part filmmaker, performer, writer, tinkerer, prankster, conjurer, naturalist, upholsterer, and teacher, Sandra Meigs has typically been referred to as a painter. But she engages whatever media or form she chooses to probe to the limits of the ideas circulating in her work.

Meigs’s work has been presented across Canada, the U.S., and Europe; it is represented in major public and corporate collections; and, among many accolades, she received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2015 and the prestigious Gershon Iskowitz Prize in 2015.

The book tracks how Meigs herself understands her art and her career, a story told through 17 major projects that best demonstrate her preoccupations; four essays written by Meigs and accompanied by sketches original to the book; as well as long-term research and investigations. The Way Between Things: The Art of Sandra Meigs samples a prolific and extraordinary artistic oeuvre.

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This book chronicles the career of Sam Meigs, a Governor General’s Award–winning visual artist who taught at the University of Victoria for 25 years and whose work has been exhibited in the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Designed by Clint Hutzulak at Rayola Creative.

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  • Sandra Meigs is represented by the Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto and has shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Victoria Art Gallery, the Banff Centre, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the Musée d’art contemporain.

  • Meigs won the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts (2015) and was praised by the Director of the Canada Council for the Arts as someone who is “profoundly shaping Canada’s cultural identity.”

  • Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Meigs moved to Canada at age 20 and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

  • Sandra Meigs is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

  • In November 2020, the Art Gallery of Hamilton set up an exhibit of Sandra Meigs’s work in their main atrium.

  • Selected list of international exhibits: Identity II, Freedman Gallery, Pennsylvania, U.S. (2002); Officina America, Galleria d‘Arte Moderne, Bologna, Italy (2002); Toronto/Amsterdam, The Fodor Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1986); Fifth Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (1986); The Pale Omnipresent Persistence, Franklin Furnace, New York, USA (1978); 20 Dresses, Majestic Theatre, Rhode Island, USA (1973).


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Sandra Meigs is an award-winning Canadian painter and Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria. She derives the content of her work from her own personal experiences and develops these to create visual metaphors related to the psyche, and is dedicated to the possibilities of enchantment that painting presents through color and form. Her work resides in many major art galleries across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

As Executive Director of Open Space, an artist-run center in Victoria, British Columbia, Helen Marzolf presented Sandra Meigs’s The Basement Panoramas in 2013. Marzolf has organized contemporary art projects and publications at Open Space, the Dunlop Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina), University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), University of Alberta, University of Victoria, and Carleton University. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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