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ERIC Number: EJ913184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Why Does Well
Sartorius, Tara Cady
Arts & Activities, v148 n3 p22-24 Nov 2010
There is something disappointing about life. It is messy and out of control. It seems the more one tries to put life in order, the more ordering there is to do. The more one seeks explanations, the more confusing things become. Life's an impossible task. Maybe one should just give up. Or, then again, one might as well keep trying. It's this conflict people experience at times--the conflict of living somewhere between resignation and determination--that seems to be at the root of art by William T. Wiley. He's mostly associated with California's Bay Area, and the Funk Art movement of the 1960s and '70s. Wiley's imagery, titles and intent are entirely consistent. His pieces are open to multiple interpretations, they contain a slice or two of humor, they usually convey a message with social or political undertones, they can be irreverent, and they leave an unsettling feeling that the art has spilled out and stained people's lives. In this article, the author presents some suggestions on how Wiley's art can be used across the curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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