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
Nicolas Shake is no stranger to Chapman University. In fact, he was an assistant professor at Chapman University from 2011-2013. Shake is primarily an artist, whose work encompasses a wide array of mediums, including paintings, collage, photography, installation art, site specific art, and sculpture. Shake was raised in Palmdale, California and lives and works in Los
Coffee roasting inside Beckman Hall, The Piazza’s quiet, calm, serene, While all inside, the artwork comes alive, Forming a very festive team! Everybody knows Wayne White will “freak” and have some fun, Even John Paul Jones is looking bright. Tiny horses by Schulnik will all run, And beads will shimmer in White on White!
Function In recognition of Christmas, we’re posting a selection of Russian icons from our collection. Icons play an important role in the Orthodox Christian faith, serving as manifestation of the divine world in our human one. Icons are displayed in both churches and private homes, and are even made in miniature forms for travel. While
Minimalist art was developed in the early 1960’s as a direct descendant of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Just a decade earlier the abstract expressionists took hold of the art world, further progressing the way that artwork was conceptualized. The goal of abstract expressionism is simply to let the artist express their emotions through their artwork.
Hanukkah begins tonight, and we are recognizing these next eight days and nights with works from a series by Michael Hafftka. As the son of two Jewish Holocaust survivors, Hafftka’s art reflects his resulting experiences and feelings. His work is centered on explorations of his faith and relationship with God, while also dealing with human
After WWII, Atomic power and new technologies changed the entire dynamic of how art was perceived. Mass culture took over formality and breached subject matter conventions. This revolution is most commonly known as the Pop Art Movement. The term “pop” comes from the word “popular.” It is not a reference to Pop’s popularity, but to its focus
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,
In ART 261 students are introduced to the objects, theories, and methods of the study of the history of art from the Renaissance to today. The first assignment for the class is to write a formal analysis of a work of art. Formal analysis is the backbone of art writing, whether it be art history,
Here, in our own backyard, the Guggenheim Gallery is presently housing the Stray Edge exhibition. Stray Edge features several artists, one of which is Monique Van Genderen, who spoke at the Visual Thinker Lecture Series on October 28th. With the combined lecture and art exhibit, a rare opportunity is created, allowing for a complete understanding for her work. The next Visual