Vanessa Brown + Deirdre McAdams | Outside A Marble Palace

Posted: Thu, 2014-04-24 12:21

Field Contemporary is presenting Deirdre McAdams ('08) and Vanessa Brown ('13) together in its inaugural exhibition Outside A Marble Palace. New works by both artists will be exhibited, highlighting McAdams’ paintings and Brown’s sculptures.

An opening reception takes place on April 24, 2014, from 7 to 9pm. The exhibition runs from April 25 through May 24, 2014.

Deirdre McAdams is a visual artist living and working in Vancouver BC, Canada. She is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2008), and the Victoria College of Art (2003), where she studied painting. She was awarded an honorable mention in the 2011 RBC Painting Competition, as well as a prize in 2010 from Canadian Art Magazine for her writing on contemporary art. Her practice represents an engagement with the minimal vocabulary of geometric and optical abstraction, and is characterized by a spirit of experimentation within the limits of pre-determined methodological confines.

Vanessa Brown is a Vancouver- based artist who works predominantly in sculpture. She graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2013 and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award. She has exhibited in Montreal, Vancouver and Berlin. As a female sculptor she is invested in the history of 20th century sculpture and particularly in re-examining the heroic, the monumental, and the macho. She works predominantly in steel and seeks to parse the space between its associations with industry, weaponry and brutality, with its more subtle qualities such as pliability, versatility and slightness. By turning toward the intimate possibilities within sculpture, she hopes to open a space wherein a conversation about poetics and semiotics can take place alongside of the material and visceral experience of the work.