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Interplay: Music and the Escalette Collection Our new student-curated exhibit in Argyros Forum!

February 21, 2018 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Last Tuesday, February 20th, the Art Collections hosted a unique opening reception for our current student-curated exhibit, Interplay: Music and the Escalette Collection. This exciting exhibition is a collaboration between the Escalette Collection and the Honors Program, and is part of Chapman University’s Interplay partnership with the Pacific Symphony. Students in Professor Susan Key’s Honors class “Sound

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

Solid Gold

January 11, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Sculptor Betty Gold may work from basic geometric forms, but the end result of her pieces is nothing short of complex and multidimensional. Born in Austin, Texas and currently based in Venice, California, Gold has had a long and exciting career. At eighty years of age, she still creates work today. We are lucky to

From Sanskrit to Art Investigating Victor Hugo Zayas

November 16, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Victor Hugo Zayas’ paintings are, what I like to call, ‘samatva’. ‘Samatva’ in Sanskrit means in balance. This concept is ever more prominent in Zayas’ painting Illuvia. With dark tones and thick brushstrokes, Illuvia is a balance of observation and abstraction. Zayas paints the cityscape as it is, but also distorts the fixtures by changing the tone, color,

The Art of Writing about Art Part 5: Soo Kim

November 13, 2015 by Elise Jacobsen; Lauren Yamin | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

For the final post in The Art of Writing about Art series we turn to the newest work to enter the Escalette Collection: Soo Kim’s hand-cut paper That was because this year will of course go on (2014). Like Mary Corse’s Untitled, with which we began, Kim’s relief sculpture in paper is a study in

The Art of Writing about Art Part 4: Ann Hamilton in Metaphor

November 12, 2015 by Philip Pederson; Jacob Walker | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

With Ann Hamilton’s Warp & Weft II, mundane materials (paper, ink) and mundane subject matter (a textile, drawn thin) expand in the imagination to the level of the sublime. Philip Pedersen (Senior, Screen Acting/English) and Jacob Walker (Senior, Screenwriting/Television) were drawn in by the painterly lithograph’s subtle pull, and attempted to find adequate metaphors to

Esca-Let’s Get Scary!

October 26, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

We here at the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art are proud to house a wide variety of art pieces. These artistic works are diverse in time period, style, color, medium, and subjects. Below, we have decided to feature  some of the pieces in our collection to celebrate the Halloween season! Be they intentionally or unintentionally eerie,

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