- x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Additional Authors
- Wexler, Alice,
- "This compendium engages art critics, art educators, and art therapist in a conversation about artists with disabilities in non-traditional settings. For the sake of clarity, this population is subsumed under the term "Outsider."The idiosyncratic, often passionate and self-taught nature of "Outsider" art has captured the interest of the members of these fields, posing provocative questions about the social order and its inherent exclusion. What the authors hope to arrive at is not further division, but rather a continuum suitable for the human condition"--Provided by publisher.Contents note: -- An Ode to Joy: the Art of Autism -- Tim Rollins * Enigmatic Images; Reflections on Autistic Art -- Roger Cardinal * The Art of Dying -- Linda Weintraub * The Faltering Hand -- Phyllis Kornfeld * Making Art Together -- Alice Walker * Crossing Over: When Outsiders become Insiders and Vice-Versa -- Lyle Rexer * The Meaningful Critique: Responding to Art from Pre-School to Postmodernism -- David Henley.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summay: "The subjects of this book belong to a population that is marginalized and isolated. They are children and adults with disabilities--artists who make art in special classrooms, prisons, rural back roads, backwaters, and institutions. By focusing on this population, editor and key author Alice Wexler provides a common thread that unites traditionally separate fields of art criticism, art education, and art therapy. With firsthand experience in the field, each contributor to this volume offers critical research which challenges the non-transferable divide between us and them, encouraging art teachers, therapists, critics, and general readers alike to uncover their biases regarding the nature of art and education. "--Provided by publisher.