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Regionalism Its role in defining "American Art"

July 25, 2016 by | The Hilbert Museum of California Art

Regionalism was an American art movement that emerged in the Midwest in the early 1930s and continued into the early 1940s. While Grant Wood, the leading artist of Regionalism and creator of the infamous American Gothic painting, considered the movement to be a new type of modern art, Regionalism also has deep historical roots in American art

From Sanskrit to Art Investigating Victor Hugo Zayas

November 16, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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,

Esca-Let’s Get Scary!

October 26, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

We here at the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art are proud to house a wide variety of art pieces. These artistic works are diverse in time period, style, color, medium, and subjects. Below, we have decided to feature  some of the pieces in our collection to celebrate the Halloween season! Be they intentionally or unintentionally eerie,

Allison Schulnik: Animating Canvas

May 28, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

Jane Bauman

January 23, 2012 by Madeline Roth | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  After completing her undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University, Jane Bauman went on to receive her MFA in Painting and Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist’s work includes geometric shapes, including squares and chevron stripes; organic imagery, including plant life; medically-inspired imagery, such as her “Rorschach”

Seann Brackin

October 31, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  American-born abstract painter Sean Brackin lives and works in Sydney, Australia. The artist uses oil paint to create colorful, freely drawn shapes that form layers on his canvases.  Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Brackin attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon where he earned his

Mary Addison Hackett

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Contemporary artist Mary Addison Hackett focuses her artwork on the construction of meaning, memory, and representation in daily life. Hackett resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she works out of her studio garage producing artwork.  The artist attained her BFA in Painting at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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