Community | Artist Spotlight
In the West Chelsea Arts Building, artists have access to one another for inspiration. Both a fantastic artist and person, Xanda McCagg shines brightly among her peers.
"At the core of my work is a fascination with the human experience. I consider systems of human behavior in relation to larger happenings: poverty, war, systems of control and understanding, government, and religion vs. mythology. As an artist, I observe and comment on the human condition on both a global and an intimate level. The dichotomies we are effected by and that which define us are the root and structure behind the work: how we are connecting or being ripped apart, what we have or lack, when we are strong vs. weak and aware or oblivious, here in the present and then gone." (Excerpt from Xanda's Artist Statement)
Her abstract compositions, rooted in figurative concepts are made with oil, graphite and collage. She balances her time between painting and running her business, Art Introductions. Launched in 2014, Xanda McCagg Projects is an extension of her studio practice as a forum for exhibition and events, highlighting artists and art forms that embody and framework for education, discussion and inspiration for the public.
Xanda is currently exhibiting her work at MS17, New London (CT) as well as Hostetler Gallery on Nantucket through October 2015.
More on artist Xanda McCagg can be found on her webpage: www.xandamccagg.com