Essays on Artists & Acquisitions (page 5)

January 28, 2016

Highlights of the Collection: Kirk Pederson, Central Avenue

Photographer Kirk Pederson uses realism to as a tool to bring his works into the realm of abstraction.

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January 25, 2016

Ken Gonzales-Day

Ken Gonzales-Day’s Searching for California’s Hang Trees series enriches the viewer’s understanding of the history of racial violence in America.

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January 2, 2016

Elizabeth Catlett

Though primarily known as a sculptor, Elizabeth Catlett has also created a significant body of work as a printmaker. Madonna (1982) is a lithograph print, a reproduction technique in which the artist first creates an image on fine-grained sandstone (or aluminum plate) with a grease-based implement such as a pencil, crayon or wash. Via a multi-stepped process, the image is fixed to the stone, inked, and transferred to paper by means of a press.

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December 2, 2015

Highlights of the Collection: Graciela Iturbide, Jaipur, India

Photographer Graciela Iturbide records the surreal and the spiritual in her work.

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October 3, 2015

Sean Black, Dad: No. 11, House of Photographs

Sean Black Dad: No. 11, House of Photographs, 2010 Archival inkjet print on warm-toned baryta coated Inkpress Pro paper, 10 x 10 in. Scripps College, Gift of James H. Black & Patricia Black “Ultimately, the project was about embracing the fragility of life while I silently gathered the courage to say goodbye.”1 Sean Black’s photographic […]

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October 2, 2015

Dmitri Baltermants, Agfa

Dmitri Baltermants Agfa, 1945 (Printed at a Later Date) Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in. Scripps College, Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback In the majority of Baltermants’ photos, viewers are immersed into the Second World War. Though he was born in Poland, Baltermants served under the Soviets, using his skills as […]

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September 18, 2015

Highlights of the Collection: Hertel, Cats on the Sink

Susan Hertel’s work in paintings, mosaic design, and drawings, echoes her deep affinity for animals.

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August 3, 2015

Leonard Freed, Visitor to the Pompidou

Leonard Freed Visitor to the Pompidou Center looking at art installation, Paris, France, 1977 Gelatin silver print Scripps College, Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback Though Freed predominantly focused on documenting urban life in New York, his photographic journeys occasionally took him into Europe. This image depicts an excursion to the Pompidou Center […]

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June 11, 2014

Ansel Adams, “Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine”

Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine is a testament to Adams’ technique. Adams’ careful attention to natural light while shooting, as well as his work in the dark room, showcases a full spectrum of values and highlights.

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January 25, 2014

Lena Herzog

Lena Herzog’s Long Draw series is a project aimed at restoring the reputation of Friedrich von Egloffstein (1824-1885), a cartographer and artist on the first expedition of the Grand Canyon. Led by Joseph Ives in 1857, the team took a steamboat up the Colorado River to document and map what is now known as the […]

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