Through artistic practice I investigate the motivations and correlations among various forms of contemporary escapist behavior, which I understand as necessary but often-abused means of identity work. I explore the nature of cultural and geopolitical boundaries, and the thresholds of and barriers to human perception of space and information. I work not in a particular style, rather I base each solution on the demands of a project’s objective or concept, and leverage my backgrounds in printmaking, drawing and painting, graphic design, photography and advertising, as well as project management, to produce multiple media art work. My recent work, which culminated in a series of three solo exhibitions titled Beneath the Underdog, Blunder Drawings, and Test Me, (see www.chrismaddox.com) corresponds to 21st century music culture, to crowd-sourcing, graffiti, and postmodern conceptions of authorship, appropriation and pastiche.
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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.