Upcycled Exhibition Tote Bags

April 21, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

This year, the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art is excited to celebrate it’s 10+2 Year Anniversary. Milestones like this give us the opportunity to look back at how much we’ve accomplished over the years. We felt particularly nostalgic looking through the stacks of retired exhibition banners saved from the past 10 plus years. Embedded within


Wind and Imagery of Migration: Interview with Escalette artist Bovey Lee

April 7, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, Escalette Director, Fiona Shen, joins Hong Kong-born artist Bovey Lee, to discuss the imagery of migration and the freedom of creative practice. FS: So much of your imagery is airborne. I’ve noticed paper airplanes, balloons, streamers in the wind and birds, waves, sail boats, and


Challenging the Male Gaze

March 14, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Have you ever heard the phrase “male gaze”? It was first coined in 1975 by film critic Laura Mulvey to describe how women are represented in visual arts and literature. She noticed that in movies, advertisements, literature, art, etc., women were often presented as objects of pleasure for heterosexual male viewers. This pattern reinforces a


Student Perspective

January 13, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is looking back at some of the amazing work students created in the Fall 2021 semester based on artwork in the collection. Displaying artwork throughout Chapman’s campus gives students the opportunity to engage with the collection, whether in their classes or just walking by. By bringing their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge to an artwork,


This Land is Your Land

January 7, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

For the students in Dr. Fiona Shen’s First Year Focus (FFC) class, “Exploring the Escalette Collection of Art: An Experiential Journey,” the weeks leading up to finals looked a little different. That’s because their “final” was to collaboratively curate an art exhibition related to Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice


Millie Wilson: Light and Memory

November 3, 2021 by Jordan Sapp | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Millie Wilson’s light box photos are a series of haunting and humorous works that poke at stereotypes, gendered situations, and the mundanity of everyday life. The Escalette Collection of Art has two works of Wilson’s on display in Smith Hall: Untitled (boys in desert) from her 2013 exhibition Some People, and an earlier 2011 work,


Let's Get Spooky with The Escalette Collection

October 25, 2021 by Angelique Acuna | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

When the weather gets (slightly) cooler, friends thrift for the perfect costume, and campus clubs give candy by the handful, you know Halloween is just around the corner! One of my favorite things to do to get into the spooky spirit is experience or create art! Whether that be watching spooky movies or carving pumpkins,


The Escalette Collection on Loan

October 12, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Have you ever wondered where artwork from the Escalette Collection of art goes when its not on display? Some works leave campus and go on journeys to other cultural institutions to be part of up-and-coming exhibitions. While we miss these works while they’re away, loaning artwork builds relationships with institutions around the world and allows

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