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Escalette Collection


Naturality over Normality: Zackary Drucker and Taking Control of Transgender Representation

May 11, 2022 by Alex Faber | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Zackary Drucker, in collaboration with Rhys Ernst, created a series of photographs titled Relationship that lasted from 2008 until 2014 that focused on not only their evolving stages in their respective transitions, but also their attachment to one another. Gaze, energy, and intimacy are all important themes in this series. The representation of transgender bodies

Wind and Imagery of Migration: Interview with Escalette artist Bovey Lee

April 7, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, Escalette Director, Fiona Shen, joins Hong Kong-born artist Bovey Lee, to discuss the imagery of migration and the freedom of creative practice. FS: So much of your imagery is airborne. I’ve noticed paper airplanes, balloons, streamers in the wind and birds, waves, sail boats, and

An Exploration of Black Excellence in the Escalette Collection In celebration of Black History Month

February 9, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In celebration of Black History Month, the Escalette Collection of Art shares ways to engage with artists whose works explore Black history, culture, and its influence on America. This blog post features things to see, listen, read, experience, and create this month and beyond. See Artists on Display As a “museum without walls,” the Escalette

Student Perspective Engagements with the Escalette Collection

January 13, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is looking back at some of the amazing work students created in the Fall 2021 semester based on artwork in the collection. Displaying artwork throughout Chapman’s campus gives students the opportunity to engage with the collection, whether in their classes or just walking by. By bringing their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge to an artwork,

This Land is Your Land Student Curated Art Exhibition

January 7, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

For the students in Dr. Fiona Shen’s First Year Focus (FFC) class, “Exploring the Escalette Collection of Art: An Experiential Journey,” the weeks leading up to finals looked a little different. That’s because their “final” was to collaboratively curate an art exhibition related to Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice

Let’s Get Spooky with The Escalette Collection Paintings that will get you in the spooky spirit but won't terrify you!

October 25, 2021 by Angelique Acuna | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

When the weather gets (slightly) cooler, friends thrift for the perfect costume, and campus clubs give candy by the handful, you know Halloween is just around the corner! One of my favorite things to do to get into the spooky spirit is experience or create art! Whether that be watching spooky movies or carving pumpkins,

The Escalette Collection on Loan

October 12, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Have you ever wondered where artwork from the Escalette Collection of art goes when its not on display? Some works leave campus and go on journeys to other cultural institutions to be part of up-and-coming exhibitions. While we miss these works while they’re away, loaning artwork builds relationships with institutions around the world and allows

Arranged by Color Photography by Ken Gonzales-Day

September 29, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

At first glance, the photographs created by Ken Gonzalez-Day appear to be mere re-presentations of ancient sculpture, similar to that you might see on a museum wall; however, when displayed in massive, bill-board-sized installations throughout Los Angeles, these large photographic compositions take on new meaning. Shown against the context of the diversity of Los Angeles,

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