Exhibition Walk Through With Zachary Gresham

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This event is free and open to the public.

Please join Zachary Gresham, Education Programs Director at Art League Houston for a casual walkthrough of the exhibition - "with/in: blurring the line between art and education".

Organized by Zachary Gresham, "with/in: blurring the line between art and education" features work by Andres L. Hernandez (Chicago), Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed (Canada), Christopher Lee Kennedy (New York), and Patricia Vázquez Gomez (Portland).

The exhibition, which includes documentation and works across a range of mediums, aims to challenge the dichotomy of physical and conceptual space while exploring socially-engaged work centered on pedagogy to incite individual/communal action, response, contemplation, resistance.

"with/in" employs both an exhibition and a publication to examine the process, practice, and identity of socially-engaged artists who blur the lines between art and pedagogy. The exhibition presents the work of Andres L. Hernandez, Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed, Christopher Lee Kennedy, and Patricia Vázquez, all artists who utilize education as a medium in their work. The publication, designed by local graphic designer, Roby Fitzhenry, shows their work alongside Houston artists Saxton Fisher, Ayanna Jolivet McCloud, John Pluecker, Ruth Robbins, and Alex Rodriguez.

The artists included are radically redefining and reimagining what art education can be - often in stark contrast to the public's perception of visual art instruction. Whether their work is situated in schools, in the community, or in relation to other education institutions, each of these artists takes a unique stance on how they integrate ideas, models, and/or theories of education into their art practice. It seems fitting - intuitive - that this project would emerge from these overlays in the venn diagram of thoughts on art, education, and art and education.

The publication is neither extension nor accompaniment but rather a continuation of the exhibition that lends the textual format as means of relating the work of the exhibiting artists to that of Houston artists. The Houston arts community is comprised of many individuals who have challenged the standards of education by blurring the distinction between art and education. By exhibiting work from both groups in this publication, with/in localizes and globalizes the dialogue - engaging, inspiring, and mobilizing the Houston audience to reconsider the place of and distinction between both art and education.
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By: Art League Houston