Manitoulin Island artist Ann Beam, at La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, incorporates a variety of traditional and recycled materials in her mixed media works. Express Wagon (above), the same name as the show, uses a recycled child’s wagon, garden gate, prayer flags and plywood.
Based in M’chigeeng, Beam’s world is strewn with spinning globes, glowing rainbow auras, star-filled skies, horses and caribou standing against backdrops of aurora borealis, contrasting with statement-pieces springing from the artist’s social and environmental preoccupations. – Exhibition Notes
Do Not Drop (above) is typical of Beam’s work with industrial cardboard, revealing its wavy, uneven innards to be covered with acrylic paint. Many pieces make use of a window that “holds an alternate possibility, a threshold, a space that draws curiosity,” Beam says.
Ann Beam is also a writer, book designer, lecturer and Director of Neon Raven Art Gallery
See more on her website, here.