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OPUS Projects is pleased to celebrate and present Xand McCagg's oil on canvas painting series.


"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. "


"My interest lies in of how a subtle or vast shift alters relationships.  My work continues to explore the fine line between perception and imagination of these relationships through an articulation of compositional effects. Using line and form, I determine how much or how little information is necessary to communicate these shifts."


"Although abstract, my work is influenced by formal principles. I use these principles both literally and metaphorically as the vocabulary with which I develop my compositions."


                                                                                                              Xanda McCagg


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