Style and Substance

Style and Substance

We know the story by now: a high school student asked the young artist Rick Lowe (LF ’02) why his art, instead of simply representing the poverty and violence he saw in his Houston Third Ward neighborhood, didn’t try to actually affect the reality. Lowe’s response–a new way of creating art through Project Row Houses–has resonated and influenced the work of Theaster Gates (LF ’11) in Chicago and Mark Bradford in Los Angeles. The Sunday New York Times Style Magazine examines the trio of urban social practice artists who support and catalyze each other’s work.

Photo © Stefan Ruiz for The New York Times
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