I Am for An Art
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By UNCG Art Truck

Friday, November 20, 2015, 11am-2pm, College Ave, UNCG, Greensboro, NC


A collection of amazing etchings made by Lee Walton's Etching I class will be on display in the Art Truck. The show is titled "I Am For An Art" and is inspired by the statement from artist Claes Oldenburg. The students curated and organized the show.


"I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum.

I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all, an art given the chance of having a starting point of zero.
I am for an art that embroils itself with the everyday crap and still comes out on top.
I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic, if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary.
I am for all art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life itself."
(excerpt from "I Am For…" [Statement, 1961] by Claes Oldenburg)

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