Artist Tiffany Lawson provides solo show at Ohio Point out College Club

Artist Tiffany Lawson shows a piece of her collection titled “Nickel Bags of Funk.”

From humble elements these types of as brown paper bags, plastic onion sacks, pillow stuffing, twigs and newspaper and magazine clippings, Tiffany Lawson results in collage functions that explain to tales.

Just one piece pays homage to the south Columbus community where by she grew up. Just one retells the Exodus tale. And a further pays tribute to her mother as properly as a dozen other powerful girls.

All are on perspective in “Contemporary Colored: Paintings, Combined Media Artwork and Assemblages,” Lawson’s solo exhibit of 28 will work at Ohio State University’s Faculty  Club. The show is curated by Art Coordinator Lisa Craig Morton, who has been pursuing the younger artist’s works for about 10 a long time.

By working day, Lawson is effective as a judicial assistant in the Franklin County Municipal Courtroom but at evening in her East Aspect property, the self-taught 39-12 months-outdated helps make artwork.

When she was a kid, Lawson’s mom ran an artwork system for small children at the Ohio Avenue United Methodist Church, bringing in African American artists these kinds of as Aminah Robinson, Queen Brooks, Richard Duarte Brown and Gilda Edwards — all of whom, Lawson mentioned, inspired her.

“Around the Way, USA”  by Tiffany Lawson

The similar kind of color, vibrancy and storytelling traits that are well known in the operates of those artists can be observed in Lawson’s items, specifically her massive, three-panel collage, “Around the Way, United states.” This energetic road scene captures the neighborhood exactly where she grew up with a assortment of components — magazine clippings, doll materials, tree twigs, acrylic paint and a base of brown paper bags whose handles can be noticed at just about every conclusion.