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Interview With Curator Gordon McClelland Preview

April 14, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Recently, our Art Ambassadors teamed up with students from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to film an interview with Gordon McClelland, curator of the inaugural exhibition “Narrative Visions” at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. We will be posting the full interview soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this preview.

Minimalism How did minimalist art develop?

December 21, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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.

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,

Katherine Alexander: A Modern Day Luminist

July 9, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

When you walk through the halls of 633 W Palm, it is difficult to miss the captivating painting Stonehenge Series #9. The large piece fills the wall, and is a unique take on the famous British landmark with its impressionistic brushstrokes and wide array of colors. It’s interesting to take a look at the artist Katherine Alexander’s inspirations

Brackin Rights

June 10, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

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

“Changing California”

April 2, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Crowds gathered on Tuesday night in Leatherby Libraries to celebrate the opening of a temporary exhibit titled, “Changing California: Selected watercolors from the Mark and Janet Hilbert Collection of California Art at Chapman University.” The exhibit features eleven pieces from the Hilbert Collection, each representing life across California, especially the social, cultural, and historical changes occurring

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