5 posts tagged

papercuts

  

Geometric Aljamía: Papercutting Workshop

November 21, 2016 by | Temporary Exhibits

On November 7th and 8th, students, staff, and faculty alike had the unique opportunity to participate in a workshop dedicated to contemporary papercuts. The workshops were lead by Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez, whose works are currently on display on the second floor of Argyros Forum in the exhibition Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration. Benitez, whose

Clear-Cut: The Point of Papercuts Recut of the Panel Discussion

November 17, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Last Monday, the Chapman University Art Collections department debuted Clear-cut: The Point of Papercuts , a panel discussion on the art of papercuts in Beckman Hall. Papercut artists and professors Jorge Benitez and Reni Gower kicked off the panel with a brief synopsis of the extensive research and international collaboration that was incorporated into the

Margaret Sosa Precision and Papel Picado

November 4, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Clear-cut panel event on the art of papercuts, and the exhibition, Geometric Aljamía , focuses on the art of papercutting from diverse cultures around the world. One of these international techniques is known as, “papel picado,” a Mexican style of papercutting that has roots in the country’s ancient history. In pre-Hispanic Mexico, the Aztec

Jorge Benitez It's All in Perspective

October 13, 2016 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In our current society we often hear that the Middle East and the West are two completely different societies with conflicting cultures, but in fact, Middle Eastern and Western cultures have much more in common than we may think. These similarities are evident in the art exhibition Geometric Aljamía (displayed at Chapman University on the second