Shane McAdams: RECENT WORK

September 7 - October 14, 2006

Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street, 4th Floor, Chelsea New York is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of New York artist Shane McAdams.

Shane McAdams’ process-based abstractions take shape organically and develop within minutes once their material components are set into motion. Using combinations of resistant materials, the branching, web-like forms arise from a set of predetermined procedures that guide the composition. The formal variations between the paintings are the result of subtle manipulations to the basic process such as changes in temperature and application methods.

Although the imagery in McAdams’ paintings seems to refer to fractal or biological imagery, these associations are only coincidental. The organized structures frozen in action in this work are the product of basic binary opposition that is reflected in systems as wide ranging as epidemiology, linguistics, fluid dynamics, and computer languages.

In Unmoved Mover, McAdams extends the basic binary relationship of his materials by introducing different classes of oppositional elements. Beneath the organic forms in this body of work are the slightest indications of fabrics, maps, and texts suggesting another dimension to the natural/synthetic, organic/inorganic relationships that have only metaphorically underpinned his work in the past.

Shane McAdams received his Master’s in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York. He co-curated Head Over Hand: Pushing the Limits of Paint which was reviewed in the New York Times and Time Out New York. He has exhibited at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Winston Wachter and Janet Kurnatowski in New York as well as in group exhibitions and art fairs around the United States. Shane is also a regular contributor to “The Brooklyn Rail.”

There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, September 7, 2006 from 6-8 pm.