Station Gallery presents Anong Migwans Beam: Submerged Landscapes
October 21 – November 27, 2016
Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Anong Migwans Beam: Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Curated by Olex Wlasenko
“I am inspired by natural landscape, elemental water and rock and human interaction upon it. The physical history of place. I am interested in the ways artists depict the personal in landscape.”
– Anong Migwans Beam
Station Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of Anong Migwans Beam, an artist and educator from M’chigeeng First Nation. Anong was born to artist parents, Carl Migwans Beam and Ann Beam, who encouraged her to develop as an artist. She was raised with a meaningful connection to both her artistic familial roots and rich ancestral heritage.
Her work deals primarily with water and its relation to the functions of memory and time. Beam’s large format oil paintings incorporate a multitude of image making approaches, including photo transfer, printmaking and collage.
“Every year, at least one exhibition slot is reserved for contemporary Indigenous programming at Station Gallery. We strive to increase exposure to, and interest in, the works of Aboriginal artists and promote key messages valued by First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. This season, SG audiences have a chance to be immersed in the paintings of Anong Migwans Beam. The fluid poetry of her captivating canvases swell with memory and passages of an underwater realm,” says Olex Wlasenko, Station Gallery curator.
Station Gallery invites you to an evening Opening Reception, featuring an Artist Talk with Anong Migwans Beam on Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m. Exhibition assistance generously provided by the Baagwating Community Association. Members from the Baagwating Community Association will also be at the Opening to perform drumming and a smudge ceremony.
Also opening on Friday, October 21:
Ajax Creative Arts: 50th Anniversary in the yourSpace Community Gallery
Callum’s Creations in the artCube