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Xanda McCagg

Born in: 1959

United States

Biography
Xanda McCagg is an American abstract artist who was born in 1959, she lives and works in the neighboorhood of Chelsea in New York. The artist obtained a Barchelor's degree in art education from the University of Boston. She also studied at the New York Studio School and at the Haystack Mountain School in Deer Isle, Maine, she then worked as a teacher at the New School of New York and at the Bronx Museum. She has done several residencies, including one at the Vermont Studio Center and another at the American Academy of Rome, Italy. McCagg is inspired by human experiences, particularly by the behaviors that stem from human relationships. Cultural issues such as poverty, government, religion and war, cultural phenomena such as mythology and dichotomies like strenght and weakness are often represented in her pieces. Having a classic training, McCagg evolved towards a style that abandons figuration to evoke the human essence. She creates her abstract compositions using a combination of oil paint, graphite and collage. Even if she started her career doing figurative paintings, she has given up this field to search for more intimate representations of the human essence. However, her work is influenced by classic elements such as line and space, which provide an aesthetic vocabulary to her compositions. The exploration of the different ways in wihch relationship can change is an integral part of her artistic process. Thanks to the expressive stratification of the impasto, and of delicate and rough lines, McCagg seeks to articulate her often subtle evolutions. Instead of planning precisely where will her compostion lead, she intuitively knows all along the process the minimun necesary to manifest the essence of what she calls "the thin line between perception and imagination of these relationships" Jaquelyn Tuerk, a professor of art history at the Kean University in New Jersey, said about McCagg's work : "McCagg's images emanate peace, with lyrical, soft and complex ripples of unexpected interations...... the space opens to give the observer the sensation of walking in an alternative world of palimpsest forms where imagination defies perception." Xanda McCagg has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States as well as in Budapest, Hungary and Paris, France. Xanda McCagg's pieces are part of numerous private collections, as well as of corporate collections such as that of Alliance Capital Management.
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Xanda McCagg, Proximity Noted, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Proximity Noted, 2013
60 x 50 inch
Painting

$11,183

Xanda McCagg, Adjacent 6, Drawing

Xanda McCagg

Adjacent 6, 2013
16 x 12 inch
Drawing

$1,118

Xanda McCagg, Proximity Noted, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Proximity Noted, 2013
60 x 50 inch
Painting

$11,183

Xanda McCagg, Behold, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Behold, 2016
36.2 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$6,290

Xanda McCagg, Blue White Line, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Blue White Line, 2014
20.1 x 20.1 inch
Painting

$2,237

Xanda McCagg, Bare, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Bare, 2013
12 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,258

Xanda McCagg, Noticed, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Noticed, 2015
20 x 20 inch
Painting

$2,516

Xanda McCagg, Stand, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Stand, 2015
24 x 18 inch
Painting

$4,194

Xanda McCagg, On being noted, Painting

Xanda McCagg

On being noted, 2016
24 x 30 inch
Painting

$4,893

Xanda McCagg, Adjacent 3, Drawing

Xanda McCagg

Adjacent 3, 2014
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Drawing

$1,118

Xanda McCagg, Notice-ing, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Notice-ing, 2015
36 x 36 inch
Painting

$6,290

Xanda McCagg, Tear, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Tear, 2015
36 x 36 inch
Painting

$6,290

Xanda McCagg, Present, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Present, 2016
36.2 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$6,290

Xanda McCagg, Sense, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Sense, 2016
36.2 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$6,290

Xanda McCagg, Prelude, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Prelude, 2012
60.2 x 40.2 inch
Painting

$11,183

Xanda McCagg, Convey, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Convey, 2015
36.2 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$6,290

Xanda McCagg, Observer, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Observer, 2015
44 x 36 inch
Painting

$7,548

Xanda McCagg, Articulations, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Articulations, 2016
60 x 50 inch
Painting

$13,979

Xanda McCagg, Adjacent 7, Drawing

Xanda McCagg

Adjacent 7, 2013
16 x 12 inch
Drawing

$1,118

Xanda McCagg, Adjacent 2, Drawing

Xanda McCagg

Adjacent 2, 2014
20.1 x 16.1 inch
Drawing

$1,118

Xanda McCagg, Adjacent 5, Painting

Xanda McCagg

Adjacent 5, 2014
20 x 16 inch
Painting

$1,118

Xanda McCagg, Adjacent 3, Drawing

Xanda McCagg

Adjacent 3, 2014
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Drawing

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