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The Crux: A Conversation with Shane McAdams (Part IV: Classification)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 12, 2010, Mixed media on panel, 24 x 24 inches (image courtesy of the artist)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 12, 2010, Mixed media on panel, 24 x 24 inches (image courtesy of the artist)

Lynn Maliszewski: What affects your visual experience??

Shane McAdams: The most inspiring stuff is the nerdy science-y stuff. As I paint more, though, I find myself wandering the new American Wing of the Met when I didn’t used to as much. I look at more John Singer Sargent, more Albert Bierstadt … Continue reading »

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The Crux: A Conversation with Shane McAdams (Part III: Mining Time)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 30, 2011, ballpoint pen, jade glue and resin on panel, 12 x 12 inches (image courtesy of the artist)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 30, 2011, ballpoint pen, jade glue and resin on panel, 12 x 12 inches (image courtesy of the artist)

Lynn Maliszewski: The abstraction in your imagery integrates lots of circles and amoeba-like shapes. They consume the landscape, in my opinion, or exist without the mention of landscape at all. Are the particles aggressive? What is the macro/micro connection?… Continue reading »

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The Crux: A Conversation with Shane McAdams (Part II: The American Landscape)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 42 (WHITE RIVER), 2011, ballpoint pen and graphite on panel, 24 x 24 inches (image courtesy of the artist)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 42 (WHITE RIVER), 2011, ballpoint pen and graphite on panel, 24 x 24 inches (image courtesy of the artist)

Lynn Maliszewski: Let’s discuss the specifics of your work. Your more recent images have central landscapes flanked by abstraction. The landscapes themselves are either particularly famous, such as Disney World or K2, or more obscure. Where do these places come from? Are they connected to you personally?… Continue reading »

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The Crux: A Conversation with Shane McAdams (Part I: Development)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 54 (RECOIL), 2012, ballpoint pen, oil and resin on panel, 12 x 12 inches (image courtesy of the artist's website)

Shane McAdams, SYNTHETIC LANDSCAPE 54 (RECOIL), 2012, ballpoint pen, oil and resin on panel, 12 x 12 inches (image courtesy of the artist's website)

Lynn Maliszewski: You have an exhibition that just opened at Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia entitled Down and Out the Rabbit Hole. Have there been any particular turning points in your work in relation to this show?… Continue reading »

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