Deirdre McAdams


Rebuff, 2010, spray paint on panel, 20 x 24 in. 

Make-Believer, 2009, spray paint on canvas, 42 x 48 in.

Untitled, 2008, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in. 

Late Bloomer, 2010, spray paint on canvas, 30 x 36 in. 

Version, 2010, spray paint on panel, 20 x 24 in.

Induction, 2010, spray paint panel, 20 x 24 in. 

Figured, 2008, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in.

About The Artist

Deirdre McAdams is a visual artist living and working in Vancouver BC. She is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2008), and the Victoria College of Art (2003), where she studied painting. Her practice represents an engagement with the minimal vocabulary of geometric and optical abstraction. Materials are a principal source of inspiration and in her most recent work the use of spray paint allowed for an approach that could either emphasize or remove gesture. This series investigates that dynamic and reflects an interest in painting that works to engage the eye of the viewer in the tradition of optical art. ( The Cheaper Show )

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