The Classroom


The Classroom was an exhibition that included sculptural and 2-d artworks that focused on the aesthetics and experience of education and included a series of four talks given during the exhibition, in July of 2010. The lecturers, Anne Marie Oliver, Sean Regan, Helen Reed, and Barry Sanders, were invited to use the sculptural, pedagogical props in their talks. 


The book A Classroom Reader, (see below) is the physical trace of those public events: a meditation on education through the subjects of mediology, metaphor, gift-giving, transmission, tradition, and the imagination.

Standing Chalkbox, mixed-media sculpture,  48" x 76" x 65", 2009-2010 

Documentation from The Classroom Lecture Series, 2010

Passing Class (pencils), hand-carved #2 pencils,  2010 .

A school supply to nurture the life of the art history student. The pencils are hand-carved with the title, creator, date and medium of famous works of Western art. 

Passing Class (desk), mixed-media sculpture, 2010.

Chailkbox Mini, mixed-media sculpture, 3.75" x 3.75" x 3.75", 2010

Modular Mondrian, mixed-media sculpture, 14" x 18" x 2", 2010

Filler Paper, ball-point pen on paper, 8.5" x 11", 2010.

Order of Operations, acrylic on panel, 23.75" x 18", 2010.

Chalkbox, mixed-media sculpture, 20" x 20" x 20", 2010.

A Classroom Reader, published by Publication Studio, 2010.

Anna Gray +
Ryan Wilson Paulsen