Gallery Fifty Six to Exhibit Back to Canvas in March

Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2011– Gallery Fifty Six, a fine art gallery located in Cooper-Young, will unveil Back to Canvas, a comprehensive fusion of personal vision and natural energy works by Memphis-area artist Madison Sherman in March. The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, March 4 with an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, which is located at 2256 Central Ave. Back to Canvas can be viewed Wednesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Private viewings are available by appointment.

Sherman’s works are an interesting union of his innermost thoughts and the connectivity of all matter on the sub-atomic level. He creates imagery to resemble his vision of the world – as energizing particles underlying the makeup of all things – which he produces through small brush strokes built up in a sculptural fashion to produce a final overall image. Sherman allows unknown possibilities to guide his process of producing compelling illustrations of visionary artistry.

            Originally from Forest City, N.C., Sherman moved to Memphis with his family, where he pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Memphis College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts at The University of Memphis. Immediately following graduation, Sherman began a career as a stained glass designer and painter, and has over 20 years dedicated to this art.  Sherman recently returned to his passion for painting and now devotes his artistic expression to merging his personal landscape with energy concepts to create an eclectic collection of works. Sherman resides in North Mississippi where he is a member of the DeSoto Arts Council and showcases his work locally in group and independent art shows.