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Celebrating Black History Month Black artists in the Escalette Collection

February 10, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

In honor of Black History Month, the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art would like to highlight some of the incredible Black artists in our collection. Maya Freelon Asante Maya Freelon Asante is an award-winning African American artist who is best known for her lively, colorful sculptures that sometimes combine printwork with photography. Freelon’s work was

Creativity After Combat Prints that reflect the veteran experience

February 3, 2020 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is proud to announce our Spring 2020 exhibition: Creativity After Combat February 3rd – August 31st, 2020 Henley Galleria, Argyros Forum, Second Floor This exhibition honors veterans, past and present, and explores the unique ability of visual art to capture aspects of the veteran experience. It is not widely appreciated that many

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

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