exhibition
Sandra Meigs, Purgatorio,A Drinkingbout (Series of Drinkers - Smokey The Bar, No. 2), (detail), 1981. NGC Collection. © Sandra Meigs
Sandra Meigs, Purgatorio,A Drinkingbout (Series of Drinkers - Smokey The Bar, No. 2), (detail), 1981. NGC Collection. © Sandra Meigs

Sandra Meigs’ highly enigmatic, compelling paintings combine narrative density with a signature comic gestalt. The root of her unique formal approach is an exploration of certain psychological spaces and how the act of viewing is in itself an ontological state.

“I anticipate … an explosion of colour, at first the colours will look ungainly, like blobby forms coughed onto the wall: minty green, cerulean blue, milk chocolate brown … within the ground there are hidden figures and things: a toe, a dog head, a breast, etc. The viewer’s exploration of these comes to fruition when close to the canvas. When stepping away to a distance, they are lost. ”

— Sandra Meigs