Icons/Wooden Churches

August 5, 2012 by David Lee | Temporary Exhibits

        In 2002, British photographer Richard Davies traveled to the remote Northern provinces of Russia to photograph its famous wooden churches. Many churches, he discovered, had been lost in the course of the 20th century: some left to rot; some destroyed by lightning; countless others


Allison Schulnik

June 4, 2012 by Charlotte Hughes | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  With a degree in Experimental Animation from CalArts, Allison Schulnik’s paintings vibrantly echo her short film projects. She creates landscapes filled with eerie, forlorn figures whose clay bodies ooze and bloom bursts of colors in a writhing dance. Still, these offbeat and misshapen characters possess an ominous beauty


Lisa Adams

April 1, 2012 by Karlie Harstad | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Los Angeles-based artist Lisa Adams began her artist career with a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Scripps College in Claremont, California. Adams then continued through Claremont Graduate University’s Master in Fine Arts program. Working in a Post Modern artistic sense of layering and mixed media, Adams creates texture and depth


Jane Bauman

January 23, 2012 by Madeline Roth | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  After completing her undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University, Jane Bauman went on to receive her MFA in Painting and Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist’s work includes geometric shapes, including squares and chevron stripes; organic imagery, including plant life; medically-inspired imagery, such as her “Rorschach”


Mary Corse

January 23, 2012 by Madeline Roth | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Artist Mary Corse was born in Berkeley, California and went on to attend University of California at Santa Barbara and the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. Corse has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Cartier Foundation Award and the Theordorian Award from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.  Corse has been


Ellina Kevorkian

January 23, 2012 by Madeline Roth | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Artist Ellina Kevorkian received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Kevorkian’s work, which consists of both painting and video, is theatrical and her paintings frequently exhibit sculptural and swirling lace designs on large canvases. It is typical for Kevorkian to combine mediums, such as painting on digital photographs. Kevorkian has had numerous solo and


Dennis Hollingsworth

November 9, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

        Avid blogger and contemporary artist Dennis Hollingsworth fuses abstraction with pop art in his low-relief paintings. Inspired by art and architecture alike, Hollingsworth’s work represents a chaotic, yet harmonious pattern creating depth and balance. A thick application of paint


Todd Hebert

November 7, 2011 by Mark Bustamante | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  A native of North Dakota, Todd Hebert creates art that is uniquely contemplative. Heavily rooted in recognizable imagery– most often snowmen, fireworks, bubbles, a full moon– Hebert’s paintings accomplish a rare, quiet answer to Pop Art.  Suspended baseballs or snowmen floating over the blurred lights of Metropolis, USA are an example of the


Dogon Granary Ladders

November 3, 2011 by David Lee | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  The Dogon are an ethnic group of between 400,000 and 800,000, living in modern-day Mali. They have a rich history in the area dating back to the 10th century, and are famous for their wooden sculpture. Ornate masks and sculptures define Dogon artwork, but functional sculptures like the granary ladders


Ghanaian Movie Posters

November 3, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    These large movie posters, painted with acrylic on recycled grain sacks, are original African movie posters from Ghana. In the 1980’s, the video camera was brought to Africa and homegrown movies became a popular business. Dramatic promotional posters were hand-painted to raise awareness about movie showings in makeshift,

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