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Contemporary Art

  

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 people would use tree bark

Clear-cut: The Point of Papercuts A panel discussion on the art of papercuts

October 3, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

On Monday, November 7, the Art Collections Department will host a panel discussion that brings together east and west coast artists to talk about the art of papercuts. Papercutting is a centuries-old, cross-cultural art form that remains vibrant and relevant today. Practiced by artists from Kabul to Mexico to China to Los Angeles, papercutting is an

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

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

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