Two Steves

| September 7, 2011

"Grey Squiggles"

I’ll be using my friend Steven Wolkoff’s work as a talking point in class tomorrow.

This kind of formalism gives us a lot to think about. What happens if/when students make art like this in school? How can a teacher approach it? What could they say about it to other students? These kinds of questions will be at the heart of our investigations this semester.

Juxtapose that with Steve Lambert’s recent work:

“Capitalism Works for Me! True/False”

It’s much more politically charged (I think you’ll agree). If this kind of work is being done in a high school art classroom, for example, how can teachers and students respond? How can historical and philosophical foundation support and enhance both these kinds of work?