“Art schools are sorta like crack dens” says artist Kerry James Marshall.
I think he means that students and instructors alike get hooked on compulsive making, dialogue and critiques. Everyone is encouraging, “ooh, I like that” or “interesting piece” and even the smallest achievements get boosted.
Is art school delusional? Well, no. I think the purpose of art (artists) is to be an agent of change,
doesn’t mean you must have complete trust in the art school but under the circumstances art schools allow for the right to play, for choice and possibilities — to touch everything without rubber gloves on
and art school fills the compulsive desire to connect with others that think like you;
so…work in the studio, communicate and engage with the art world you want to live in.
OFF TOPIC the graduating class of Camosun College Visual Arts program 2010