Statement of Intent

Wyatt Ramsey's current body of work, "A Pedagogy for the Elect" appropriates illustrations from vintage children’s grammar books into paintings that explore the hidden influences behind American education. Taking notes from the analog techniques of postwar expressionism and contemporary digital glitch processes, Ramsey calls into question the intention of educational aesthetics to uncover the hidden histories  and new perversities of North American education. By highlighting what is absent in these older educational illustrations and broken in the new forms of education, Ramsey is able to discuss the origins and problems of current pedagogies.  .