Adrienne Dagg

Adrienne Dagg deploys representational, figurative narratives to capture individuals and groups in explicitly public contexts. Her interest is in the dynamic energy of the urban sphere, a space where worlds collide. Drawing on her experiences in Canada’s two largest cities — Montreal, where she earned her BFA, and Toronto, where she currently lives — her work depicts people participating in a world beyond the boundaries of the self. Each painting is a scene carefully collaged and constructed by the artist. We see characters reveling, recording, rebelling; these actions bring individuals outside of themselves and into local, national, and global communities. Visually engaging and technically accomplished, Adrienne Dagg’s oil paintings offer captivating glimpses of personhood in the confines of contemporary urban life.