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Madison E. Slade

BFA 2017


Oil and graphics on frosted Mylar, 2017, 26"w x 36"h

This body of work explores landscape and mapmaking in their ability to create space. I begin my work with cartographic and topographical marks that are used to create maps of imaginary spaces. The pieces are then layered with abstracted paintings based on memories of places visited. The imaginary space aims to give a familiar sense of place yet questions the real and unreal. The act of mapping invented spaces through the use of cartographic mark making addresses the role of boundaries within human experience and attempts to subvert those boundaries in these imaginary places.

Madison E. Slade
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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.