The Escalette Collection has officially expanded into the new Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus! Unveiled at the building’s grand opening yesterday, the pieces on display include new collection acquisitions by Kelsey Brookes and Elizabeth Turk, a recent donation by David Kiddie, as well as existing acquisitions by Peter Kogler, and Josef Albers.
is a San Diego-based artist and a former biochemist who utilizes his science background as a reference in his current work. Brookes’ most recent series, displayed here, combines the artist’s knowledge of scientific drawing with bright color to explore the theme of molecular structure.
is best known for her delicate and dynamic sculptures, but she also creates drawings, photographs, and more. These x-ray mandalas were created while the artist worked under a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. By deconstructing rocks and shells, Turk arrived at compositions that challenge the historical permanence and solidity of stone sculpture.
is a sculptor and ceramics professor at Chapman University. His most recent clay sculptures consist of combined wheel-thrown orb shapes. This recent piece is an enlarged representation of microscopic bacilli in an ordered cluster formation.
is an Austrian artist who first gained attention in the international art scene in the 1980s. He utilizes biological imagery and digital media to create spatial illusion and intervention that challenge the viewer to discern between real and fictional space.
was a teacher at the Bauhaus in Germany before immigrating with his wife to the United States, where they continued to teach and inspire a new generation of students. These pieces are from a set of ten lithographs entitled
White Embossing on Gray,
depicting the optical aesthetic that can be found in three-dimensional geometric shapes.
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