“My most recent series focuses on memory (or the lack thereof) and the significance that we attach to objects and places, particularly when we take them out of their original context. My work is an extension of my own experiences growing up in the south and a comment on my connections that give me a visceral reaction to the past rather than simple nostalgia. While the paintings speak to me in a very particular way, I would much rather suggest a narrative to the viewer than to lay it all on the table.”
Chris McAdoo is a painter, printmaker, and designer living in East Tennessee. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, private collections, and publications around the country and he has been an active studio artist for nearly twenty years. Chris is also an accomplished speaker, traveling all over the United States, focusing on the power of creative thinking, entrepreneurship, and the practice of design. Chris works with every year with Community School of the Arts “Side by Side” exhibition and sits on the board of non-profit radio station WDVX.