Shane McAdams
Some Thin and Precious Membranes

new work

September 7 - September 30, 2017

For the exhibition Some Thin and Precious Membranes, Shane McAdams continues to expand  the possibilities of landscape painting through his inventive techniques and conceptual considerations. For his new series, McAdams was interested in creating oppositions and the imaginary lines between seemingly disparate concepts. His resulting artworks masterfully combine divergent styles to create scenes where illusionistic space intersects with sublime landscapes.

In the work Bierstadt Estates (Flooded), McAdams strikes the perfect balance of tension and discovery. The artist references bucolic paintings of the mid-19th century Hudson School tradition, and further activates the scene with hypercolor light and flattened perspective. Rows of angled grey roofs that ascend and morph into the mountaintops exaggerate the vastness of the natural landscape, while bright bands of psychedelic rainbow light in the foreground appears like the reflection of water or a portal to another dimension.

Shane McAdams received his MFA from the Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) in 2004, and his work has been exhibited at the Marlborough Gallery (New York, NY), Pace Wildenstein Gallery (New York, NY) and Caren Golden Fine Art (New York, NY). He has been a regular contributor to The Brooklyn Rail since 2003.

 


Exhibition Images

Bierstadt Estates (Flooded)
Bierstadt Estates (Flooded)
ball point pen, oil and resin on panel
2017
48 x 48 inches

 
Carpathian Symmetry
oil, resin on Carpathian Elm Burl Veneer over panel
2017
48 x 48 inches

 
Tyvek Landscape (in Lapis Lazuli and Tyrean Purple)
oil on panel
2017
24 x 24 inches

 
Move Right
ballpoint pen, oil and resin on panel
2017
24 x 24 inches

 
Treeline
ballpoint pen, oil and resin on carved ash
2017
24 x 24 inches

 
Pinedevil
ball point pen, oil and resin on panel
2017
24 x 24 inches

 
Matterhorn (in Bitumen and Graphite)
ball point pen, oil and resin on panel
2017
24 x 24 inches