Project Grant Recipient - Project 2004-2005
Derrick Buisch and John Hitchcock: $2000.00
Derrick Buisch and John Hitchcock used a Project Grant of $2,000.00 to help them create Overlay: New Collaborative Projects. The purpose of their collaboration was not just to simply integrate two different styles of work into one exhibit. Instead Overlay challenged the typical methods of collaboration by “integrating different visual languages, mixing sound signals, and overlaying concepts to arrive at divergent meanings.”
Buisch’s midsize oil paintings are often inspired by seemingly mundane objects such as the blueprints of a project or a game board. The images are then reconfigured around an atypical center and strikingly cropped. The result is an intentional feeling of imbalance or vertigo.
Hitchcock uses visual media to ask questions about the quality of foods distributed by the United States
Department of Agriculture to food assistance programs domestically and internationally. The project culminated in ten large-scale prints, a series of smaller prints and one hundred CDs that included collaboration with local musicians. Overall, the project included 47 local artists.