Artist Tiffany Lawson presents solo exhibit at Ohio State Faculty Club

From humble materials this sort of as brown paper luggage, plastic onion sacks, pillow stuffing, twigs and newspaper and magazine clippings, Tiffany Lawson creates collage works that convey to stories.

Just one piece pays homage to the south Columbus community in which she grew up. Just one retells the Exodus story. And a further pays tribute to her mom as effectively as a dozen other sturdy females.

All are on perspective in “Contemporary Colored: Paintings, Blended Media Artwork and Assemblages,” Lawson’s solo show of 28 is effective at Ohio State University’s Faculty  Club. The show is curated by Artwork Coordinator Lisa Craig Morton, who has been adhering to the youthful artist’s is effective for about 10 many years.

By day, Lawson works as a judicial assistant in the Franklin County Municipal Court but at night in her East Aspect property, the self-taught 39-year-aged will make artwork.

When she was a child, Lawson’s mother ran an artwork software for youngsters at the Ohio Avenue United Methodist Church, bringing in African American artists this kind of as Aminah Robinson, Queen Brooks, Richard Duarte Brown and Gilda Edwards — all of whom, Lawson mentioned, influenced her.

“Around the Way, USA”  by Tiffany Lawson

The same form of coloration, vibrancy and storytelling qualities that are prominent in the is effective of all those artists can be noticed in Lawson’s parts, primarily her big, three-panel collage, “Around the Way, United states of america.” This lively road scene captures the community where by she grew up with a selection of elements — journal clippings, doll materials, tree twigs, acrylic paint and a base of brown paper baggage whose handles can be seen at every conclusion.