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.


Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Closed on statutory holidays.

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


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