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The Art of Writing about Art Part 3: Baldessari's Discontent? II

November 11, 2015 by Raphaelle Canaan | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Baldessari’s Discontent? II Like Rebecca Malkin, Junior Communication Studies major Raphaelle Canaan also sees discontent in Baldessari’s Accordionist (With Crowd) of 1994. However, in her reading that discontent is counteracted by the accordionist’s autonomy, leading her to argue that the work ultimately has a positive message. Faces in a Crowd Baldessari’s Accordionist (With Crowd) shows

Wayne White

August 15, 2012 by David Lee | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

With a flair for the absurd, Wayne White has captured audiences for three decades. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1957, White had limited interactions with art. For his family it was something to be bought at Kmart and discarded at the first inconvenience. With a drive to create, White battled an

Dennis Hollingsworth

November 9, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

        Avid blogger and contemporary artist Dennis Hollingsworth fuses abstraction with pop art in his low-relief paintings. Inspired by art and architecture alike, Hollingsworth’s work represents a chaotic, yet harmonious pattern creating depth and balance. A thick application of paint

Todd Hebert

November 7, 2011 by Mark Bustamante | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  A native of North Dakota, Todd Hebert creates art that is uniquely contemplative. Heavily rooted in recognizable imagery– most often snowmen, fireworks, bubbles, a full moon– Hebert’s paintings accomplish a rare, quiet answer to Pop Art.  Suspended baseballs or snowmen floating over the blurred lights of Metropolis, USA are an example of the

Ann Hamilton

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

  Visual artist Ann Hamilton uses her background in textiles and sculpture to create large-scale, immersive installations. Born in Lima, Ohio in 1956 Hamilton received her BFA in Textile Design at the University of Kansas in 1979 and her MFA in sculpture at the Yale School of Art in 1985. From

Jonathan Borofsky

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

      Painter and sculptor Jonathan Borofsky is a conceptual artist who utilizes his subconscious as inspiration. With artwork distributed worldwide from Seoul, Korea, to Seattle, Washington, the artist has become well known for his large-scale exterior sculpture and impermanent installations. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1942, the artist attended Carnegie Mellon University where

Sam Francis

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

            Post-war American painter and printmaker Sam Francis is associated with the abstract expressionist movement. Artists that served as strong influences to him were Jackson Pollock and Clyfford Still, yet Francis’ use of space and his sensitivity to light has developed

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