Adrienne Dagg at McIntosh Gallery, London
Adrienne Dagg, Time Out, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60 inches
Image copyright Adrienne Dagg
Adrienne Dagg’s 2020 painting, Time Out, has been included in McIntosh Gallery’s digital exhibition, The Space Between, curated by Natalie Scola.
Featuring artwork by Adrienne Dagg, Brian Jones, Sharmistha Kar, Shannon King, Jason McLean, Kim Ondaatje, Jenna Faye Powell, Niloufar Salimi, Kaklu Sagiaktuk, and Gillian Saward, The Space Between explores the home as a place, notion, and feeling, looking to how it has changed in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Time Out, and its corresponding body of work, explores anomie, anxiety, and the inevitable confusion that results from the collapse and breakdown of ideological systems. By placing contemporary female figures in psychological distress within domestic interiors of the 1960’s and 1970’s (the home), Dagg looks to the breakdown of bourgeois ideology in North America and its conflicting attachment to “The Good Life” in an increasingly unsustainable world.
Adrienne Dagg explores the dynamic power of figurative painting. With oil as her primary painting medium, she wields a naturalistic, expressive style based on observation and mixes it with a surrealist twist. A recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Award for figurative art, she graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 2011 and received her MFA from the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 2020. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States and is held in many private collections. Adrienne Dagg currently lives and works from her studio in Edmonton, Alberta.
The artist has been represented by Bau-Xi Gallery since 2020.