Adrienne Dagg | Nesting Grounds

Adrienne Dagg at Bau-Xi Gallery

Adrienne Dagg | Nesting Grounds 
June 5-19, 2021
340 Dundas Street, Toronto

We are thrilled to present Nesting Grounds by Adrienne Dagg, a dynamic new body of work marking the artist’s inaugural solo exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery. Through surrealist sensibilities, Dagg creates other-worldly narratives through the dissection, deconstruction, and reconfiguration of antiquated ideologies still prevalent in contemporary society, which affect the physical and mental spaces of women today. The result is a form of collage, utilising differing painting techniques to alter visual symbols, textures, and spaces, whilst depicting scenes that are simultaneously both familiar and alien.

Domestic interiors are featured heavily as backdrops in Dagg’s painted scenes, and figures are modeled in unconventional positions, juxtaposed against outdated furniture and relics. Each narrative is constructed by incorporating real and invented scenarios, positioning the figure within a space that is both unnerving and stoic. Dagg’s female protagonists are often characterised in a way that suggest the removal or untethering of something that had once provided guidance and order.  

Born in Toronto, ON Canada, Adrienne Dagg is our newest addition to the Bau-Xi Gallery roster. 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.

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