Art in the Spotlight: Anong Beam
OrganizationArt Gallery of Ontario
Feb 2, 20214:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDTAdd To Calendar
Join artist Anong Beam for a conversation with the AGO’s Georgiana Uhlyarik about her painting and paintmaking practice.
Anong Migwans Beam is a painter from Mchigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island and is inspired by the physical history of place, the natural landscape, and the relationship between water and memory. Anong was born to artist parents, Carl 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. Beam's large format oil paintings incorporate a multitude of image making approaches, including photo transfer, printmaking and collage.
Georgiana Uhlyarik is Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, and co-lead of the Indigenous + Canadian Art Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. She co-curated: Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous + Canadian Art, Introducing Suzy Lake, among several international collaborations. Originally from Romania, she lives in Toronto with her twin sons.
Photo credit: Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario
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