“Enamored of the unavoidable materiality of paint, Mr. McAdams creates uncompromising statements of physical fact. But he doesn’t forgo illusion: The images “discovered” during painting—microscopic life forms, dew-covered spider webs and constellations—rescue the work from object-like inertia. Illusion and, with it, metaphor slip in over the transom, whether Mr. McAdams wants them to or not. It’s to his credit that the paintings are allowed to develop on their own terms.

Chance is a factor as well. The improvisatory nature of Mr. McAdams’ art has its precedent in the Dadaists’ experimentations with chance incident—the scatter collages of Hans Arp come to mind—and, more so, in Color Field painting and Process Art. Mr. McAdams is drawn to strategies in which technical know-how, or the absence of it, can bypass rational thought."

Mario Naves, “The New York Observer”

 

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Exhibitions

Texas Contemporary Art Fair (2015)

Process (2014)

Shane McAdams (2006)

Shane McAdams

Suspended Landscape 11

Suspended Landscape 11, 2014

Suspended Landscape 7

Suspended Landscape 7, 2014

Suspended Landscape 5

Suspended Landscape 5, 2014

Untitled Pen Blow

Untitled Pen Blow , 2014

Suspended Landscape 3

Suspended Landscape 3, 2014

Pen Blow 93

Pen Blow 93, 2014

Suspended Landscape 2

Suspended Landscape 2, 2014

Pen Blow 92

Pen Blow 92, 2014

Crater

Crater, 2013

Crater 2

Crater 2, 2013

Synthetic Landscape (Iceberg)

Synthetic Landscape (Iceberg) , 2009

Untitled #184

Untitled #184, 2006

Untitled #185

Untitled #185, 2006

Untitled #150

Untitled #150, 2006

Untitled #188

Untitled #188, 2006

Untitled #166

Untitled #166, 2006

Untitled #190

Untitled #190, 2006

Untitled #172

Untitled #172, 2006


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