Vernacular Bricology

Tanya Busse, Roadside Garden #2, 60 x 71 cm chromogenic print, 2010

Vernacular Bricology, In vitrines at Gallery 44

Vernacular Bricology, In vitrines at Gallery 44

Vernacular Bricology

Friday, January 11, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013
Opening Reception:
January 11,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Vernacular Bricology is a series of images that examines the concept of bricolage through the lens of roadside garden culture. Busse’s subject is the network of garden plots that have existed along Newfoundland’s Route 460 since its construction in 1967. These photographs bear witness to a long-standing vibrant, collective practice that is now in a process of transition due to changes in migratory patterns of disinterested youth, globalized agriculture and other debilitating factors. This project attempts to highlight the beauty of idiosyncratic communities at a time when larger shifts in the political and poetical landscape are reshaping our country today.

Artist Biography: 

Tanya Busse has studied in Berlin and Halifax at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA in 2007. Her projects are experimental and are influenced by research-based art as well as visual anthropology. More recently her work has been dealing with alternative economies, particularly within northern communities, and often take the form of collaborations and long-term engagements. She is currently undertaking a thematic Masters degree in Capitalism, Sustainability and Art at the Art Academy of Tromsø, Northern Norway.