The Art Collections Department was deeply saddened to hear of the passing away of Orange County artist Tony DeLap on May 29th. DeLap’s works hold a special place in our collection and are a part of our daily life on campus. At this time, we would like to take the opportunity to remember his life
Nestled between the Leatherby Libraries and Oliphant Hall stand two unusual steel sculptures. Both demand attention from all who walk this space; one is perched atop two uneven grassy knolls, creating an overhead canopy, while the other stands among the passersby, leaning precariously into their space. These pieces, titled The Levitation of the Enchanted Princess and Le Levateur, are by
In an industry traditionally dominated by male artists, it is refreshing and, in some instances, rare to discover art made by women. Today we are taking a look at sculptural work by contemporary female artists, as sculpture is a medium that is often associated with masculinity. In the past few years, various exhibitions have surfaced that
Minimalist art was developed in the early 1960’s as a direct descendant of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Just a decade earlier the abstract expressionists took hold of the art world, further progressing the way that artwork was conceptualized. The goal of abstract expressionism is simply to let the artist express their emotions through their artwork.
The Escalette Collection has officially expanded into the new Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus! Unveiled at the building’s grand opening yesterday, the pieces on display include new collection acquisitions by Kelsey Brookes and Elizabeth Turk, a recent donation by David Kiddie, as well as existing acquisitions by Peter Kogler, and Josef Albers. New
Born in Oakland, California in 1927, artist Tony DeLap is a key pioneer in both the West Coast Minimalist and Op Art movements. Known for his illusionistic sculptures, DeLap has been a fixture in the Southern California art scene which he has helped shape. From 1949 to 1950, DeLap attended
The Dogon are an ethnic group of between 400,000 and 800,000, living in modern-day Mali. They have a rich history in the area dating back to the 10th century, and are famous for their wooden sculpture. Ornate masks and sculptures define Dogon artwork, but functional sculptures like the granary ladders