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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

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,

Paul Mpagi Sepuya The Art of Relationships

June 15, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Paul Mpagi Sepuya is an American photographer whose works deconstruct viewers’ expectations of the nude and self-portrait in art, and meditate on the fragmentation of queer and photographed bodies. His goal is for “queer, black photographs to exist within historic and contemporary conversations about photography as a whole, affirming the medium and my personal investment

Carla Jay Harris Creating Space to Reimagine

March 10, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In honor of Woman’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the work acquired by the Escalette Collection of Art this year as part of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race Initiative. Carla Jay Harris is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes photography, installation, collage, and drawing. Harris’s work has been

Hakeem Adewumi The Art of Anti-Portraiture

February 24, 2021 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

A couple weeks ago, Chapman students, faculty, staff and communities had the opportunity to hear Hakeem Adewumi, a Texas-based Nigerian artist, photographer and creative director, in conversation with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Angelica Allen during a lecture for Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Race series. Several of Adewumi’s striking portraits

Solar Selfies 2020 Acquisitions by Lia Halloran

December 8, 2020 by Jordan Sapp, Student Art Ambassador | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is excited to announce two new acquisitions from artist and Chapman professor, Lia Halloran. Friendship Launch, After Katherine Johnson was named as an homage to Katherine Johnson, a human computer who worked for NASA in the 1960s. In this photographic print, Halloran merges art and science to capture America’s enthusiasm about space

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