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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

Things to See Local Art Shows

January 4, 2016 by | Membership & Events

Opening This Month Seen for Syria at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art on January 3rd Dennis McNett x Kati Milliams at the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow (AR4T) on January 9th Kati Williams x Dennis McNett at the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow (AR4T) on January 9th Centered on the Center

Contemporary Art vs. Modern Art Defining "Now" from "Then"

November 30, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “modern” is defined as, “of or relating to the present time.”  The word “contemporary” is defined as “happening or beginning now or in recent times.” While these definitions may appear to be similar or even nearly identical, in terms of art genres, they are very incongruent. The modern art movement began in the 1860’s

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,

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