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.

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Hold the date!!!

Madison has been selected for a solo show at Gallery 56, Memphis TN,  the month of March.  Opening reception will be March 4th, 2011, from 5-8 PM.  More details to follow. 

We are very excited to have so many of his paintings on display in such a beautiful gallery.  Please plan to attend the reception on March 4th.  Refreshments will be served.

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Winter Invitational Show~Gallery Fifty Six, Memphis TN

We are excited to announce that Madison has been invited to participate in the Winter Invitational Show at Gallery Fifty Six, 2256 Central Ave,  Memphis, for the month of January.   Opening reception will be January 7th, from 5-8 PM.  Refreshments will be served.  Please stop by and take a look at some of Madison’s new work.  

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Solo show at Republic Coffee

A number of Madison’s paintings are hanging at Republic Coffee (2924 Walnut Grove, Memphis TN) from July 5th-August 12th.  Opening reception will be Saturday, July 17th from 5-7 PM.  The public is invited.

Madison also has a couple of paintings hanging at Memphis Street Cafe on the square in Hernando MS.

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Paintings showing at Studio 1688

Two of Madison’s paintings are currently being shown at Studio 1688 in Memphis Tennessee.  This is part of an annual local artist exibit.  The exibit opened on July 31, 2009, and will run until August 21st. 

Pictured below are Madison and Bob X on opening night.  Bob X is an old high school friend who is also participating in this exibit.  Showing together after all these years! 


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Madison designs new residential window

In July 2009, Madison was asked to design a stained glass window from an old photograph of a window in a previous residence.  His design was used for the new window.

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Madison’s oil painting update

Since his marriage in April 2009, and the move with his wife from Memphis to rural North Mississippi, Madison has started painting again with gusto!  Some of his custom paintings reflect his background in stained glass design. 

He has a number of new oil paintings completed and more in the process of completion.  Madison plans to do a show sometime this fall.  

Judging by the quality of his new paintings, Madison is very happy with this new chapter in his life.  Please check back soon for new photos of both his stained glass designs, and the new paintings.

Below is an example of Madison’s painting that reflects his work in stained glass design.


Acrylic on canvas 30X24

Acrylic on canvas 30X24

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Window design project

In May, Madison was commissioned to design a stained glass window to match existing windows for a commercial repair project.  He received high praise for his window design.

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New venture for Madison

In February, Madison was invited to participate in designing unique stained glass for a facility in Iowa. 

Below is a sampling of Madison’s custom stained glass, designed for midsouth area churches.

Jesus TriangleJesus Garden

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