Madison Manning is a multidisciplinary artist who works in painting, sculpture, and performance. Madison’s large-scale work utilizes bright color palettes, luxuriously tacky textures, and queer feminism to critique of the beauty and behavioral ideals she was taught as a young girl.

During her time at DE-CONSTRUKT, Madison is hosting a month-long party – 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.”