Jessica Bocinski

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Through Our Lens A Virtual Exhibition by Candace Chen

August 31, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

The Escalette Collection of Art is excited to share Through Our Lens: The Unification of Asian American Voices at Chapman University, a virtual exhibition curated by Chapman student and Art Ambassador Candace Chen as part of her internship at the Chinese American Museum. Through Our Lens is live at https://camla.org/throughourlens/ Chen writes, “With the recent increase

Ink on Paper: A Letterpress Showcase New Exhibition in Argyros Forum

August 12, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

Chapman University is thrilled to present Ink on Paper: A Letterpress Showcase as a continuing exhibition from the OC Great Park Gallery in Irvine, CA earlier this summer. Rotating work from several artists in the show will be displayed July 30th 2021–May 23rd 2022 on the second floor of Argyros Forum on the main Chapman

Karen Hampton Weaving the Threads of History

July 26, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

Through her work as a textile artist, educator, and mentor to emerging artists, Karen Hampton investigates United States history and explores the continued legacy of slavery in America and the African Diaspora. She states that “As an artist of color, I have made a lifelong commitment to creating artwork that responds to the lives of

Paul Mpagi Sepuya The Art of Relationships

June 15, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

Paul Mpagi Sepuya is an American photographer whose works deconstruct viewers’ expectations of the nude and self-portrait in art, and meditate on the fragmentation of queer and photographed bodies. His goal is for “queer, black photographs to exist within historic and contemporary conversations about photography as a whole, affirming the medium and my personal investment

Rotimi Fani-Kayode The Art of Being an Outsider

June 7, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

In honor of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art would like to feature the work and life of Rotimi Fani-Kayode, a Nigerian-British photographer who used his art to capture the black queer experience, to reject homophobia, and to fight for equal political representation during the AIDS crisis. Fani-Kayode was born in 1955

Peter Williams The Art of Bearing Witness

April 19, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

For more than 45 years, Peter Williams has created artwork that chronicles current and historical events and captures the diverse experiences of Black Americans. In contrast to the dark, violent realities that Williams’s work explores (such as racial oppression, police brutality, slavery, and mass incarceration), his work is vibrantly colorful and humorous. Intertwining personal memories,

Carla Jay Harris Creating Space to Reimagine

March 10, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

In honor of Woman’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the work acquired by the Escalette Collection of Art this year as part of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race Initiative. Carla Jay Harris is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes photography, installation, collage, and drawing. Harris’s work has been

Hakeem Adewumi The Art of Anti-Portraiture

February 24, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University

A couple weeks ago, Chapman students, faculty, staff and communities had the opportunity to hear Hakeem Adewumi, a Texas-based Nigerian artist, photographer and creative director, in conversation with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Angelica Allen during a lecture for Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Race series. Several of Adewumi’s striking portraits

Black History Matters: New Escalette Acquisitions

January 27, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

In honor of Black History Month, we are spotlighting two artists whose work the Escalette Collection of Art acquired last year to feature in the Dean’s Suite. Both of these works stood out to us because of the meaningful way they memorialize Black lives and history. Patrick Martinez Since 2015, Patrick Martinez has been re-envisioning

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