Tobias Madison‘s carefully composed installation pieces transport you to a quiet and mysterious place, where the alienation of technology and the warmth of nature entangle. Giant swirling, digital abstractions invite you into a pastel void, before houseplants pull you back into a realm of familiarity— only to reveal the splatters of paint upon their leaves that render them eerie floral taxidermies. Bamboo shoots soak, sinister, in tanks of gorgeously opaque Vitamin Water. Compact discs melt down the depthless darkness of a scanner’s surface, a prescient dream of optical media’s slow motion death scene. It’s strangely sorrowful, the morbid mood Madison’s colorful constructions exude… and yet something pulls me toward these spaces. I want to sit in these stark surroundings for hours, maybe days.