Capturing the Journey An Interview with Wilkinson Scholars-in-Residence

February 23, 2017 by | Temporary Exhibits

The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in collaboration with a “Getting to Know Europe” grant from the European Union, launched a Scholar-in-Residence program that gives European-based visual artists and culture professionals an opportunity to bring their work into the Chapman community and engage with new perspectives and ideas. Our current scholar-team in

Moving Forward, Looking Back Goes Digital! Wilkinson Scholars-in-Residence Create Digital Version of Exhibition

February 16, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in collaboration with a “ Getting to Know Europe ” grant from the European Union, launched a Scholar-in-Residence program that gives European-based visual artists and culture professionals an opportunity to bring their work into the Chapman community and engage with new perspectives and ideas. Our current

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail New exhibition opening in Argyros Forum

January 26, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail is an artistic project combining photography, video, and sound by Spanish artist Janire Nájera who has explored the Spanish legacy along the Old Spanish Trail. Moving Forward, Looking Back began in March 2014 with a road trip across the Southwest following the footsteps of trader

An Escalette-mas Carol! To the tune of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

December 21, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

You know Dali and Monet and Warhol and Matisse, you know Pollock, Picasso and Rembrandt and O’Keeffe, But do you recall, The most subtle painting of all? Untitled by Mary Corse Was a very abstract piece And if you ever saw it You would even say, “oh geez!” All of the other paintings Used to laugh and call it names They never let Untitled

A Conversation with Štěpánka Jislová Comic Book Artist and Wilkinson College Scholar-in-Residence

December 7, 2016 by | Wilkinson College Arts

The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in collaboration with a “Getting to Know Europe” grant from the European Union, launched a Scholar-in-Residence program that gives European-based visual artists and culture professionals an opportunity to bring their work into the Chapman community and engage with new perspectives and ideas. This semester’s Scholar-in-Resident was Štěpánka

Geometric Aljamía: Papercutting Workshop

November 21, 2016 by | Temporary Exhibits

On November 7th and 8th, students, staff, and faculty alike had the unique opportunity to participate in a workshop dedicated to contemporary papercuts. The workshops were lead by Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez, whose works are currently on display on the second floor of Argyros Forum in the exhibition Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration. Benitez, whose

Clear-Cut: The Point of Papercuts Recut of the Panel Discussion

November 17, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Last Monday, the Chapman University Art Collections department debuted Clear-cut: The Point of Papercuts , a panel discussion on the art of papercuts in Beckman Hall. Papercut artists and professors Jorge Benitez and Reni Gower kicked off the panel with a brief synopsis of the extensive research and international collaboration that was incorporated into the

Margaret Sosa Precision and Papel Picado

November 4, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Clear-cut panel event on the art of papercuts, and the exhibition, Geometric Aljamía , focuses on the art of papercutting from diverse cultures around the world. One of these international techniques is known as, “papel picado,” a Mexican style of papercutting that has roots in the country’s ancient history. In pre-Hispanic Mexico, the Aztec

Chris Natrop It's all in the process

October 26, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Chris Natrop’s installations create a sort of mini-world: videos are projected and lighting is carefully directed on papercuts and other objects that fill the entire space. Though Natrop’s papercuts are able to participate in the entirety of the unified installation, they are equally effective as stand-alone works. Natrop, a Wisconsin native, received his BFA from