Late last year, renowned Canadian artist Sandra Meigs brought a sense of joy and wonder to the AGH entrance with her Imaginal Worlds exhibition, offering a playful lightness welcoming in visitors from the outside world. While we remain closed and unable to view the exhibition in person, we filmed an interview with Sandra to capture the artist discussing the work in the space itself!
Recorded within the provincial guidelines at the time of filming, this video interview is the perfect complement to our text interview published in the AGH Magazine upon the exhibition’s opening.
For nearly four decades, Meigs has composed complex narratives through her paintings and installation projects, all of which are widely open to interpretation. Her use of colour and dynamic composition, with pop culture references, incite energetic and joyful readings.
Working from points of spiritual inspiration, Imaginal Worlds offers a playful lightness. The works were created at a point in the artist’s life when levity was much needed, following a personal loss. That was a few years ago, and now we find ourselves in the time of COVID-19—a time when Meigs’s bright content and elated approach take on renewed import and relevance when shared publicly again. Through this installation, Meigs invites viewers into a vivid and contemplative space where energy itself is key.
Please note that at the time of this publication, the AGH is temporarily closed. We continue to follow the advice and directives of the local public health officials, the provincial government, and our Board of Directors, so stay tuned to our Plan Your Visit and COVID-19 Guidelines page for updates. We hope our visitors remain connected to our programs and exhibitions through AGH at Home and Shop at AGH Online.
Header image: Installation view of Sandra Meigs: Imaginal Worlds, 2020.