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 community garden plots that have existed along Newfoundland’s Route 460 since its construction in 1967. Busse’s photographs bear witness to a long-standing vibrant, community practice that’s now at risk of disappearing thanks to disinterested youth, globalized agriculture and other debilitating factors. For her exhibition in the Gallery 44 vitrines, Tanya will be showing a selection from this series.
Tanya Busse has studied in Berlin and Halifax at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA in 2007. She is currently undertaking a thematic Masters degree in Capitalism, Sustainability and Art at the Art Academy of Tromsø, Northern Norway.