shane mcadams

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Synthetic Landscape (Iceberg), 48 x 48, mixed media on panel
Synthetic Landscape 18, 12 x 12, mixed media on panel
Synthetic Landscape 13, 24 x 24, mixed media on panel
Synthetic Landscape 11, 12 x 12, mixed media on panel
Synthetic Landscape 19, 12 x 12, mixed media on panel
Artist's Statement

My work is about landscape in the broadest sense of the term. I grew up with the desert southwest as a backdrop and was visually taken by its sculpted topography; how the layered strata of the rock formations came to be exposed by erosion from wind and water, and the incremental and chaotic effects of time and climate could conspire to create something more orderly than I could with my own hands. My first drawings were tracings from road atlases that I collaged into fantasy political maps with fictionalized places. I saw the sandstone towers in the desert as maps of time, recording millions of years of wind erosion that just happened to look like modern art. Since, my art has resumed a focus on mapping and landscape, reflecting the dueling relationships between the natural and the synthetic, the temporal and the spatial and the objective and the subjective.


MFA Pratt Institute

Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (solo)
Phantasmoraganica, (curated by Danielle Mund), Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Love, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
Natural Renditions, (curated by Eric Gleason and Diana Campbell), Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
A Separate Peace, McNeil Project Space, New York, NY
Midnite Snacks II (curated by Brian Hubble), Chicago, IL
Home Schooled (curated by Dana Greenidge), Pace University, New York, NY
Sunny Side Up, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Suck and Blow, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn New York
Midnite Snacks (curated by Brian Hubble), Ghost Print Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
The Brand New Deal, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Brief Encounters, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
The Clay Projects, New York, NY
Untitled Number Something, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY (solo)