S H A N E M c A D A M S
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McAdams’ work is about landscape in the broadest sense. The artist grew up in the desert southwest and it continues to be a touchstone in his work both as a symbol of process and as a source of content. His current paintings reflect the dueling relationships between natural and synthetic forms. The paintings are closely aligned with the methods of their creation and the physical properties inherent within specific, mundane materials. Materials such as Elmer’s glue, correction fluid, ballpoint pen ink and plastic resin, are stretched to their limits through non-traditional applications. The process of creation reflects the physical forces that are constantly at work to sculpt the natural landscape. McAdams’ artwork addresses what is artificial and what is natural in both media and practice as it relates to the history of painting.