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,


Laurie Brown

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

  Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Los Angeles, photographer Laurie Brown currently lives and works in Newport Beach, California. The photographer is best known for her images of man-made elements colliding with the natural environment. Laurie Brown earned her Bachelor of Art in International Relations from Scripps College in


Ann Hamilton

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

  Visual artist Ann Hamilton uses her background in textiles and sculpture to create large-scale, immersive installations. Born in Lima, Ohio in 1956 Hamilton received her BFA in Textile Design at the University of Kansas in 1979 and her MFA in sculpture at the Yale School of Art in 1985. From


Hilary Baker

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

    Southern California artist Hilary Baker lives and works in her hometown of Los Angeles. The artist’s work sits daringly along the line between abstraction and figuration; the abstract shapes found in Baker’s work resemble natural elements found in our modern world. Baker received her Bachelor


Jonathan Borofsky

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

      Painter and sculptor Jonathan Borofsky is a conceptual artist who utilizes his subconscious as inspiration. With artwork distributed worldwide from Seoul, Korea, to Seattle, Washington, the artist has become well known for his large-scale exterior sculpture and impermanent installations. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1942, the artist attended Carnegie Mellon University where


Sam Francis

November 1, 2011 by Hanna Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

            Post-war American painter and printmaker Sam Francis is associated with the abstract expressionist movement. Artists that served as strong influences to him were Jackson Pollock and Clyfford Still, yet Francis’ use of space and his sensitivity to light has developed

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