canadian art

Sandra Miegs – Sublime Rage

 Award winning Canadian artist Sandra Meigs takes inspiration from the wilds of Ontario for her latest solo exhibition, Sublime Rage, on at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection through Nov. 19.

Black Willow. Sun Melt, 2021, gouache on paper, 38.1 x 28.6 cm, Courtesy of Susan Hobbs Gallery. © Sandra Meigs

During the pandemic, Meigs retreated to the woods of Algonquin Park and Lake Calabogie where she created a series of “vibrant and penetrating gouache studies, works that recall the legacies of such notable women modernists as Emily Carr and Georgia O’Keeffe,” the gallery says.

Spruce, Bat Lake, 2021, gouache on paper,15” X 11.25”, © Sandra Meigs

Many of the works reflect Meigs’ concerns about climate change and species loss, observed at first hand during her time in nature. The McMichael says “several of the electrifying paintings will be blown up and printed on canvas banners suspended from the ceiling, creating a forest of fierce painterly gesture and vibrant colour. “

Previous Art Junkie posts on Meigs, here and here and here.

McMichael exhibition info here.

Sandra Meigs website here.

Credit for the work at the top of this post: Fallen Eastern White Cedar. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Ontario. Melting Sun, 2021, gouache on paper, 29.2 x 38.1 cm, Courtesy of Susan Hobbs Gallery. © Sandra Meigs

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