Maegan Beck is a visual artist residing in Montreal. Originally from Saskatchewan, her work, both in oil painting and film photography, encompasses familiar imagery from rediscovered prairie landscapes, childhood loss, and other familiar rural sights.
“Influenced by vast prairie horizons, this work explores abandoned landscapes yearning to be discovered once again. All images were taken in Riceton, Saskatchewan — home to Meagan's family homestead and what was once a flourishing farming community at the beginning of the twentieth century. Like many others, these ghost towns were an important hub and lifeline for families in rural parts of the country. Through these images, themes of nostalgia, decay, subtle femininity, and longing all point toward a central theme of the reclamation of forgotten spaces.”