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Derrick Buisch highlights popular culture in paintings, drawings

 

Derrick Buisch // Studio Notations (Upstairs Room) // Silkscreen and oil paint on canvas // 39 1⁄2 x 76 1⁄2 in. // Courtesy of the artist and Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee

Derrick Buisch // Studio Notations (Upstairs Room) // Silkscreen and oil paint on canvas // 39 1⁄2 x 76 1⁄2 in. // Courtesy of the artist and Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee

Art_IconThe Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University presents Derrick Buisch: Off Season from August 18 – September 19 on campus in the University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre. The exhibition includes an artist lecture Thursday, September 18, at 5 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 2071, followed immediately by an artist reception in the gallery. The events are free, and the public is welcome.

Derrick Buisch: Off Season features imagery culled from pedestrian subjects including maps, album covers, roadside signs, and commercial products. Informed through his practice of maintaining sketchbooks, Buisch creates distinctive images that present an extensive exploration of graphic motifs. Often influenced by aspects of music, such as LPs and zines, Buisch’s paintings and drawings are simultaneously playful, celebratory, and subversive.

“We are thrilled to show the work of Derrick Buisch,” said Marc Mitchell, the exhibition’s curator. “We live in a society where images and symbols are constantly around us – just look at the apps on our phones. Derrick Buisch explores the ways in which we can manipulate images and symbols to create a new and singular language.”

Buisch’s work has been shown at venues such as Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin; Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia; The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; Mississippi State University; University of California-San Diego; and the London Biennale.

Buisch is represented by Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee. For more information on this exhibition and other gallery programming provided by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/cat.

Gallery Programming is supported by Student Activity Fees; all events are free and open to the public. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Georgia Southern University will honor reasonable requests for accommodations. The Center for Art & Theatre is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment.

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world. For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/class.

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