Carol Inez Charney

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Photographer Carol Inez Charney uses natural distortions from the everyday world to create her photography. While her works are photographs, they reach back to the modernist movement in her finished product. Based in San Francisco, California Charney is represented in galleries in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. Charney studied painting at UC Santa


John Divola

October 25, 2011 by David Lee | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Fascinated by the ‘unattainable desire’ intrinsic to art, John Divola, a critically acclaimed photographer, finds beauty in isolated homes and other subjects reminiscent of his youth in the San Fernando Valley. He received his BA in 1971 at California State University, Northridge, and his MA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1973.


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

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