Shane Mcadams

Shane McAdams, Bierstadt Estates (Flooded)

Shane Mcadams

Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR - Sep 7-30

by Allyn Cantor

Combining seemingly disparate concepts and divergent styles into a singular composition, Shane McAdams’ scenes are rooted in the possibilities of landscape painting and the broadest sense of how landscape permeates reality. Using inventive techniques and mundane materials such as ballpoint pen, the artist is interested in oppositions that merge the traditional language of painting with illusionistic space to create sublime, otherworldly scenes. McAdams’ paintings consider what looks like nature, what symbolizes and idealizes nature, and what is nature.

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