Tyanna Buie: After Image
May 4-Sept. 22
Material objects served as stimuli for Tyanna Buie’s exhibition in the State Street Gallery at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The artist, a native of Chicago’s south side, once lived a transient life in and out of foster care and group homes in Illinois and Wisconsin. A printmaking expert, Buie incorporates scraps of clothing, jewelry and other adornments to create large pieces and installations that share her family history during the 1980s and 1990s. She isolates objects in photos and prints them on Sintra board or remakes objects by hand in porcelain to evoke memories and bring about a sense of home and belonging. Buie obtained a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2010 and currently works as assistant professor/section chair of printmaking at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.