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Honoring LGBTQIA+ Artists in the Escalette Collection Celebrating Chapman's LGBTQIA+ History Month

October 15, 2019 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

To celebrate Chapman University’s LGBTQIA+ History Month,  the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art would like to highlight some of the amazing artists in our collection who are a part of, or contribute to, the LGBTQIA+ communities. Their works shine a light on LGBTQIA+ experiences and invite the viewer to critically consider gender norms and social

Tom Kiefer Photographing America

April 4, 2019 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Tom Kiefer is a photographer who uses his craft to document America. Based out of Arizona, the photographer’s work uses different landscapes and focuses on infrastructure, culture, and experimentation with color. Kiefer is very well known for his amazing work documenting the American backdrop. In 2015, he was named one of the top 50 emerging

Ernst and Drucker The Need For Transgender Stories

April 2, 2019 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Chapman’s Escalette Permanent Collection of Art is proud to feature photography from Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker in our newest exhibit, “New Looks: Recent Acquisitions from the Escalette Collection.” Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are creators, most widely known for producing the Emmy-winning Amazon series “Transparent.” However, the two also have a passion for photography. In 2014, the

Capturing the Journey An Interview with Wilkinson Scholars-in-Residence

February 23, 2017 by | Temporary Exhibits

The Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, in collaboration with a “Getting to Know Europe” grant from the European Union, launched a Scholar-in-Residence program that gives European-based visual artists and culture professionals an opportunity to bring their work into the Chapman community and engage with new perspectives and ideas. Our current scholar-team in

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail New exhibition opening in Argyros Forum

January 26, 2017 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail is an artistic project combining photography, video, and sound by Spanish artist Janire Nájera who has explored the Spanish legacy along the Old Spanish Trail. Moving Forward, Looking Back began in March 2014 with a road trip across the Southwest following the footsteps of trader

Never “Shai” Away Shai Kremer's series "Infected Landscape"

October 12, 2015 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Shai Kremer is an Israeli photographer best known for his series “Infected Landscape”. Kremer was educated in photography at Tel Aviv’s Camera Obscura School of Arts, as well as in media arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. The photographs Military Ammunition Storage, Ten Years After Explosion and Shooting Defense Wall, Gilo Neighborhood are from

Joel D. Levinson

July 29, 2013 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

      The Escalette Collection of Art at Chapman University received prints of Joel D. Levinson’s California flea market series as a gift in 2011 from Gary and Eileen Levinson. Amongst the political scandals, wars and new technology of the 1970’s, photographer Joel D. Levinson turned to the

Laurie Brown

November 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Los Angeles, photographer Laurie Brown currently lives and works in Newport Beach, California. The photographer is best known for her images of man-made elements colliding with the natural environment. Laurie Brown earned her Bachelor of Art in International Relations from Scripps College in

Carol Inez Charney

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

  Photographer Carol Inez Charney uses natural distortions from the everyday world to create her photography. While her works are photographs, they reach back to the modernist movement in her finished product. Based in San Francisco, California Charney is represented in galleries in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. Charney studied painting at UC Santa

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