Jay McCafferty’s solar paintings are unusual for one specific reason; instead of using paint as his primary medium he uses solar rays to create his artwork. McCafferty uses a magnifying glass to channel the sun’s rays and burn holes into stacks of painted vellum paper or cardboard. Each hole he burns is unique given the
This week, staff from the Guggenheim Gallery and the Escalette Collection, along with their team of student assistants, have been beating the relentless July heat to install Chapman’s new exhibit in the Guggenheim Gallery: Paths and Edges: Celebrating the Fifth-Anniversary of Our Escalette Collection. The exhibit will consist of over one dozen works of art from the collection,
Cliff Benjamin is a notable name in the modern art world: not only is he an artist himself, but he also is the co-owner of Western Project, a modern art gallery in Culver City, California. He began his career as an artist, then continued his profession into the world of education and support for fellow artists.
Every day while walking the hallways of the 633 W. Palm building here at Chapman, I pass by a couple of paintings by the artist Seann Brackin. I always have to be careful, because if I stop to gaze at these pieces, hours could pass by and I would still be entranced by them, possibly
Allison Schulnik’s paintings are a space where abstraction, movement, and tension come together, reflecting her later work in animation. Her work is multi-layered and as she says herself, it is really about activating the surface of the canvas. In an interview with Lauren Licata of Mark Moore Gallery, Schulnik describes her process: “I rarely have
Contemporary artist Ann Hamilton has long been known to incorporate textiles, whether in a physical or metaphorical sense, into her pieces. Hamilton, who received her BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas and her MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art, is internationally known for her large-scale pieces that incorporate not only
As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. – Sir John Lubbock Yesterday, May 4th, 2015, marked the fifth anniversary of the dedication of the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, as well as Phyllis and H. Ross Escalette Plaza, on Chapman University’s campus. On that day in 2010, the event
The Escalette Permanent Collection of Art is very proud to introduce it’s three new Student Art Ambassadors: Alex Allen, Jessica Johnson, and Manon Wogahn. After only one week on the job, they are already well on their way to becoming experts on the Escalette Collection, and they will be available to give tours of artwork on