Visual artist Sandra Meigs on the 'meditative experience' of her exhibit, Room for Mystics

Sandra Meigs is one of Canada's leading contemporary visual artists. She talks about her bold new exhibit at the AGO, Room for Mystics, and how how her work has helped her through some of life's most difficult moments.
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For the past 35 years, Sandra Meigs has been creating visual art that immerses audiences in a striking and energetic world. In 2015, Meigs won a Governor General's Award, and the AGO's prestigious Gershon Iskowitz Prize. Meigs joins Tom Power to discuss why making art was an escape for her as a child, how her work has helped her through some of life's most difficult moments and why sound is such an integral part of her current exhibition, Room for Mystics.

(Courtesy of the AGO)
(Courtesy of the AGO)
Sandra Meigs, Room for Mystics, No. 1, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 147.3 × 182.9 cm. Collection of Eric & Sally Murphy © Sandra Meigs (Courtesy of the AGO)
Sandra Meigs, Room for Mystics, No. 3, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 182.9 × 147.3 cm. Collection of Heather Maclean © Sandra Meigs (Courtesy of the AGO)
Sandra Meigs, Room for Mystics, No. 7, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 182.9 × 147.3 cm. Collection of Michael & Carla Perry © Sandra Meigs (Courtesy of the AGO)
Sandra Meigs, Room for Mystics, No. 9, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 193 × 193 cm. Collection of Jennifer Whitfield © Sandra Meigs (Courtesy of the AGO)
Sandra Meigs, Room for Mystics, No. 13, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 203.2 × 228.6 cm. Private Collection © Sandra Meigs (Courtesy of Winchester Galleries)

Produced by Cora Nijhawan

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