Madison Manning is hosting a party at DE-CONSTRUKT – BIG FUN PARTY WITH ALL YOUR COOL WEIRD STUFF
Every day in January, Madison will open up her studio to guests who are asked to bring personal items of their choosing. By bringing old clothes, forgotten bobby pins, hidden talents or unanswered questions, Madison wants to hear stories and collaborate on a one-of-a-kind piece of art based on whatever “stuff” the party guest brings.
Each day will be entirely up to chance as it will be based off the unique interaction with the guest(s)- perhaps a painting will be made out the guest’s old clothes. Maybe a performance will be filmed. Maybe a long conversation will happen over tea. In her practice, Madison has a deep affection for her materials and their history. Through her time at DE-CONSTRUKT, she wants to open up her studio to create with others while learning about their connection to their “stuff.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Madison Manning is a multidisciplinary artist who works in painting, sculpture, and performance. Her work highlights the feelings that come with unlearning internalized societal beauty and behavioral standards taught to her at an early age. Her work is often significant in scale with bright color palettes, luxuriously tacky textures and repetitive patterns that compete for the audience’s attention- the same tactic used in reality TV like Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s. Beyond the initial visual allure, Madison’s work packs a sucker punch of queer feminist critiques.
Manning received her BFA in Jewelry Design + Metalsmithing from Texas Tech University in 2015. In May of 2018, she will receive her MFA in Studio Art from New Mexico State University and move her studio practice to Brooklyn.
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