37 posts tagged

Contemporary Art

  

“Levateur” vs. “Levitation” Comparing the Outdoor Sculptures of Tony DeLap

May 1, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Nestled between the Leatherby Libraries and Oliphant Hall stand two unusual steel sculptures. Both demand attention from all who walk this space; one is perched atop two uneven grassy knolls, creating an overhead canopy, while the other stands among the passersby, leaning precariously into their space. These pieces, titled The Levitation of the Enchanted Princess and Le Levateur, are by

Masami Teraoka Contemporary Issues Through a Ukiyo-e Lens

March 16, 2017 by Alyson Brandes | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Masami Teraoka is a Japanese-American artist who was born in Onomichi, the Hiroshima Prefecture of Japan in 1936. His artwork blends traditional Japanese Edo aesthetic with American culture and contemporary issues. Teraoka received a B.A. in Aesthetics at Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan, before moving to Los Angeles in 1961, where he received his

Capturing the Journey An Interview with Wilkinson Scholars-in-Residence

February 23, 2017 by | Temporary Exhibits

The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in collaboration with a “Getting to Know Europe” grant from the European Union, launched a Scholar-in-Residence program that gives European-based visual artists and culture professionals an opportunity to bring their work into the Chapman community and engage with new perspectives and ideas. Our current scholar-team in

Geometric Aljamía: Papercutting Workshop

November 21, 2016 by | Temporary Exhibits

On November 7th and 8th, students, staff, and faculty alike had the unique opportunity to participate in a workshop dedicated to contemporary papercuts. The workshops were lead by Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez, whose works are currently on display on the second floor of Argyros Forum in the exhibition Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration. Benitez, whose

Margaret Sosa Precision and Papel Picado

November 4, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Clear-cut panel event on the art of papercuts, and the exhibition, Geometric Aljamía , focuses on the art of papercutting from diverse cultures around the world. One of these international techniques is known as, “papel picado,” a Mexican style of papercutting that has roots in the country’s ancient history. In pre-Hispanic Mexico, the Aztec

Screenprinting

March 14, 2016 by Haley Hopkins | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

March 7, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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