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Karen Hampton

July 26, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya

June 15, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode

June 7, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

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Peter Williams

April 19, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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,

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June Edmonds: Stories in Color

March 30, 2021 by Jordan Sapp | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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. Olé by artist June Edmonds is an explosion of color and texture, full of movement and passion. The painting seems to

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Carla Jay Harris

March 10, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

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Hakeem Adewumi

February 24, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

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April Bey, Atlantica, and Afrofuturism

February 9, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

“Afrofuturism” is a term you may have heard recently, perhaps in connection to the 2018 Black Panther movie or Octavia Butler’s science-fiction novels. It’s a word that has become more commonplace in pop culture and is provoking discussions about reimagined worlds and futures – but what exactly does it mean? April Bey, a Bahamian-American visual

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Treasures from Storage

January 19, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Even without large in-person events or physical exhibitions to plan, the Escalette Collection of Art was as busy as ever during 2020. We spent most of our time finding ways to make the collection accessible virtually through virtual exhibits and events, but we also spent a great deal of time chipping away at projects that

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Solar Selfies

December 8, 2020 by Jordan Sapp, Student Art Ambassador | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is excited to announce two new acquisitions from artist and Chapman professor, Lia Halloran. Friendship Launch, After Katherine Johnson was named as an homage to Katherine Johnson, a human computer who worked for NASA in the 1960s. In this photographic print, Halloran merges art and science to capture America’s enthusiasm about space

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