Shane McAdams: Incidental Contact
Vivid images created through ink-based techniques.
About the Exhibit:
This exhibit features works
from regional artist, Shane McAdams. The physical sense of land and material
guides his work, both as a symbol of process and as a source of content. He is
interested in how the incremental effects of time can create something more
structured and unique than he can make with his own hands. His work merges this
accidental language with the more traditional language of painting and by
contrast questions what looks like nature, what symbolizes nature
through process, and what is nature.
"The form in my work is often analogous to the methods of its creation. Their structures emerge from the physical properties inherent in the specific, mundane materials I use, such as Elmer’s glue, correction fluid, ballpoint pen ink and plastic resin. I stretch the limits of these media by subjecting them to non-traditional applications that ultimately generate complexity that belies the simplicity of their creation."
March 13 - May 27, 2018
Friday, May 18th
- 5:00-6:00 pm - Artist Talk
- 6:00-8:00 pm - Live Demonstration as Art on the Town Artist in Residence
The Great Northern Corporation Regional Artist Gallery is located on the third floor of the Fox Cities Building for the Arts. This gallery is FREE and open to the public during museum hours.
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-4pm
Thursdays, until 8pm*
*Closed Mondays, major holidays, and Thursday evening special events.
About the Artist:
Shane McAdams is writer, curator, artist, and professor splitting his time between studios in Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Brooklyn, New York. He is a three-time Creative Capital, Andy Warhol Writer’s Grant finalist, and his work has appeared regularly in the Brooklyn Rail since 2002. “Thoughts from Across the Cultural Divide,” his series of writings about bi-coastal commuting appeared regularly in Bad at Sports, and was a source of inspiration for the exhibition “High/Low/Middle” at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in 2015. He is currently a contributor to the Art City section Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and is the co-owner and director of the gallery, REAL TINSEL, in Milwaukee. His artwork has been exhibited at Allegra LaViola Gallery, Marlborough, Chelsea, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Storefront, Bushwick, Scream London, and Artistree in Hong Kong, China, among others, and has been reviewed in Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Huffington Post, and The Village Voice. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Marian University.
Learn more: http://www.shanemcadams.com/
The Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
HOURS OF OPERATION
Admission varies by Exhibit.