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.
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 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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