Sandra Meigs


March 21 - April 24, 2003

It is a hot, still, bright day on the Hearts of Yearning River. You cannot hear a bird sing or a tree rustle. Angeline cannot get her baby to wake. Baby Louisa just sleeps like a listless thing. She sleeps now, but she might wake up someday.
—Sandra Meigs from Swoon

Swoon is a painting installation which originated with the artist’s visit to Florida. The pale tones and gaping black holes of the Everglade trees represented in these haunting paintings reverberate with a sense of both longing and isolation. The story of Angeline, a hand written text placed at the entrance to the installation, brings to the surface desires latent in all of us.

Sandra Meigs is one of Canada’s most powerful and insightful painters. Her work sweeps away convention, artistically and socially, to suggest yearnings which as children we did not recognize and as adults we can no longer name.


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Tuesday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 4:00 PM

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7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse


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