With school budgets being cut back across the country, how can we justify the presence of art education in schools? Amy Schleser's Art is Hard! explores the current educational trend towards Arts Integration. Art is Hard! showcases Schleser's artists books and printed matter that address art education's relationship to scientific and mathematical instruction. Schleser plays with the misconception that art and math are incompatible. Gallery X will be transformed into a classroom for the duration of this show.
Audience members can read the artist's books on the desks, write on the chalkboard, and place their opinion on the "Plot Your Dot" graphs.