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Mark Bradford

October 24, 2011 by Charlotte Hughes | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    As an artist inspired as much by destruction as creation, Mark Bradford builds his canvases with destroyed objects. He creates a synecdoche of south central L.A. by transforming found and abandoned materials into intricate maps of the urban cityscape. In his own right Bradford is a cartographer of an abstracted Los Angeles, charting

Frank Gehry

October 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

                This Canadian-American based in Los Angeles is known for his deconstructive architecture that strays into poststructuralist design. Gehry is a Pritzker Prize winner for his advances in architecture. The 2010 world Architecture survey stated that his buildings were among the most important works of contemporary architecture, while

David Humphrey

September 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Artist David Humphrey is known for his kitsch subject matter that includes landscape, figuration, iconography, and commentary on American consumer culture and identity. The artist currently lives and works in New York City. In 1977 Humphrey received his Bachelor or Arts at New York University and went on to gain his Master of

Shirley Kaneda

June 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Artist, professor, and writer Shirley Kaneda is known for her abstract oil paintings. The post-modernist paintings created by Kaneda evoke emotion through color and shape. Born in 1951 in Tokyo, Japan to Korean parents, Kaneda spoke English, Japanese, and Korean growing up. Kaneda moved from Japan to the United States in 1970 and attended

Josef Albers

March 11, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

                  Artist Josef Albers was a designer, photographer, typographer printmaker and a poet. This German-born American artist formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs in the 20th century. Born in 1888 in Germany, Albers taught as a school teacher for

William Kentridge

September 20, 2010 by Liliana Leopardi, Ph.D | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  In nearly three decades of work, South African artist William Kentridge has created works of such powerful social and political import that he may justly be considered one of the most important artists alive today. In this delicate lithograph of a sensual nude, the artist wittily references a tradition of female reclining

Patrick Wilson

June 1, 2010 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  “The key value of abstraction to me is its openness. The best abstraction isn’t didactic, it’s experiential.” — Patrick Wilson, excerpted from the Color Space exhibition essay by Sarah Bancroft, published by Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 2011. Wilson’s painting, Red Emperor, was featured in an exhibition titled, Color Space, at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe in New York

Victor Hugo Zayas

March 1, 2010 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

            Sculptor and painter Victor Hugo Zayas is known for his work that balances on the line between realism and expressionism. His expressionistic style displays influence from the impressionist movement while

John Baldessari

October 2, 2009 by Karlie Harstad | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  California born, raised, and educated, John Baldessari has become one the world’s most recognized contemporary artists. Born in National City, Baldessari began his undergraduate work at San Diego State College and continued his graduate work at Otis Art Institute and other institutions such as the Chouinard Art Institute and the University of California at

Billy Al Bengston

July 7, 2009 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Born in Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1930’s, Billy Al Bengston moved to Los Angeles in 1948. Begston attended Manual Arts High School where he developed an interest in ceramics. He became an avid surfer and while working as a lifeguard, he befriended fellow surfer (and later artist) Kenneth Price. At the California College

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