Derrick Buisch

A painting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1997, Buisch has exhibited in many national and regional museum exhibitions including the Tory Folliard Gallery, James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Triennials, and University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre at Southern Georgia University. Buisch’s new site-specific paintings were included in the current 2016 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI. Buisch is a recipient of a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant.

Artist Statement: 

As a self-described “Painter” I consistently seek out new ways to experiment within the narrow avenues of paint on canvas. Certain marks, signs, scribbles, gestures are repeated by means of projection, stencils, and transfers. A vocabulary of visual chatter celebrates the distortions, interruptions, and interference within the painted surface. These works are very straightforward, taking on subjects like imaginary monsters and fantastic buildings. The blunt, naïve nature of the subjects serves as an easy foil/mask, allowing for a range of rich experimentation with paint chemistry, color, installations, and scale. The physical properties of the medium are constantly stressed, questioned, tweaked, and recalibrated to keep the working visual vocabulary fresh and inventive.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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