Self-Taught Art

Jay Schuette

Jay Schuette's explained that his paintings of "corn people" are about the civility of formal family dining that was pitted against something raw and primal about the act of ripping corn kernels off the cob. Schuette's feelings about his family members hid behind table manners are vented by his people leering through their dilated eyes, whose bony arms grip the corn like both shields and flutes.