Chapman students from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts teamed up with our Student Art Ambassadors to put together a filmed interview of Gordon McClelland, the Curator of “Narrative Visions,” which is currently on display now at the Hilbert Museum of California Art. The full interview will be available soon!
Many of us remember collage as an activity from elementary school classrooms. We often associate it with the cutting up of old magazines for a social studies or science project. Glue stick in hand, collage became a common way for us to deliver a theme when we were children. However, not everyone is aware of
Recently, our Art Ambassadors teamed up with students from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to film an interview with Gordon McClelland, curator of the inaugural exhibition “Narrative Visions” at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. We will be posting the full interview soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this preview.
Women’s History Month is here, which gives us the wonderful opportunity to talk about one of our many talented female artists, Carole Caroompas and her intriguing drawing, “Study for Briar Rose.” Carole Caroompas was born in Oregon City, Oregon and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California where she is a professor at Otis
Some of the Escalette Collection’s most fantastic pieces belong to the medium of screenprinting, and while that might ring a bell for some, to others the process is a total mystery. As the infant of the printmaking family, it only became a technique used in fine art during the mid-1930s, unlike to other printmaking methods
Lita Albuquerque was born in 1946 to a single mother, and her art is strongly influenced by her experience growing up without a father figure. However, she also draws influence from the very interesting life of her mother. In the 1930’s, Lita’s mother published her own plays in Paris under a man’s name, all the while
The Escalette Collection is excited to have a new neighbor! The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University is opening this weekend, and we’ve been hard at work preparing the inaugural exhibition. We want to give a special thanks to our student workers, who have been an immense help. There are two public
Imagine if, instead of reaching for your conveniently nesting Tupperware, you had to climb a ladder onto the roof of your apartment in order to get to your food every day. The Dogon people of Mali have lived this way for centuries, storing food in elevated granaries and on their rooftops. To access
With Black History Month upon us, many talented artists of color come to mind, including L.A. based artist Mark Bradford. We are fortunate to have a few Mark Bradford lithographs in the Escalette Collection that give us a glimpse into Bradford’s large body of work. Despite the often political angle to his art, Bradford’s work
Upon browsing the Escalette Collection, one might begin to notice a strange trend in media: lithography. Everybody’s doing it; from Ann Hamilton to Roy Lichtenstein, the medium seems to be a favorite. But what exactly is a lithograph? And how on earth do you make one? Let’s take a look! Lithography, a fairly young medium in