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This month at TAG/The Artists Gallery

Chris Maden, "Circus Peanut"




Ladies and gentlemen, step right up as featured artist, Christopher Madden, presents his provocative new exhibit, Circus Peanut. Do you remember that orange supposedly banana-flavored, peanut-shaped candy?  

“This inexplicable confection has the reputation of being the most misunderstood candy in the world,” says Madden. “It is in this that I found a nexus with the paintings I am making — misunderstood, but often provoking a strong dialogue.  

The layout of Madden’s solo exhibit suggests a vintage circus sideshow. The artist aims to present more than an arrangement of paintings on gallery walls. He wants the viewer to experience ideas, along with a sense of absurdist theatricality. 


“I invite you to come to my exhibit,” says Madden. “The circus is coming to town.”


Circus Peanut opens on Friday, April 5. You can meet Madden and the other TAG artists at a reception on April 6 from 5 to 8. Mark your calendar for Madden’s thought-provoking talk on April 13 at 3:00. 

Visit Chris Maden's gallery page on the TAG website.

TAG Group Exhibit 




Every month, we participate in Downtown Frederick Partnership‘s “First Saturday,” with an evening reception launching a new exhibit. This month, TAG/The Artists Gallery highlights recent works by Chris Maden as well as works by all TAG artists in Gallery II


The TAG Group Exhibit includes a rich variety of subjects and mediums, ranging from realistic to abstract, and traditional to experimental mixed media creations. Please drop in and discover the wealth of talent at TAG/The Artists Gallery right here in Frederick!

Visit TAG Artists online gallery page on the TAG website.


April  5-28, 2025

Reception: Saturday, April 6, 5–8pm

Artist's Talk: Sarurday, April 13 at 2pm

Gallery Hours: Fri–Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-4pm


TAG/The Artists Gallery

501 N. Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

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