Communities are built upon commonalities with our neighbors - unspoken truths we all share through basic proximity. Our communal nature is sometimes expressed through a borrowed cup of sugar, or a simple favor. As a non-verbal autistic man, Madison expresses connection to others quite differently and we thought it’s time to share that with those closest to him.
As a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Maryland, Madison has remained largely unknown to the public. His autism is complex and he faces great difficulty in finding effective means of communication within the context of typical social interactions. He communicates the landscape of his inner world through his art - expressing urgency, energy, humor and joy in ways that challenge assumptions made in the absence of common language. With the opening of Madison’s inaugural art show, his community will now be able to enter and explore his landscape.
Out of over Madison’s 8,000 works, 60 pieces have been carefully selected to showcase to his community. We’ve worked hard to make this a one-of-a-kind event, featuring an intimate biographical exhibit by Chad Prince, Madison’s brother. For the first time, the public will have the opportunity to take a glimpse into the style, technique, and motifs explored throughout Madison’s artistic career.
Can't make the show? We'll be adding a print shop in the store soon!