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Wind Shapes The Mountain, Sand Is Many Men: Two Poems for Thomas Dexter By Devin Powers

Wind Shapes The Mountain, Sand Is Many Men: Two Poems for Thomas Dexter By Devin Powers I met Thomas Dexter nearly 15 years ago at Bennington College in a psychology class focusing on Sigmund Freud’s writing. Thomas was in his second year; I was a Freshman. I had the impression of his strong philosophical dimension: … Continue reading

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ART FOR SALE: Priceless and cheap.

Yes, you too can own a beautiful sculpture by Auguste Rodin, the great (if misogynistic) French artist! By browsing your local Craigslist, the possibility of refining your living room and creating the penultimate setting for cocktail parties with priceless art is just a few clicks away. Check out this listing – as reported by Artfcity.com. … Continue reading

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a cyclic year

Gallery sitting today for Cyclic, a collaborative show organized by Alexis Nutini, and featuring the work of Alexis, Mike Gamble, Sean Goldinger, and Bonnie Kissinger, I realized it’s been a year since I’ve been a member of Napoleon. A year! And the first exhibition I gallery sat for was Alexis’s exhibition, Chrysalis. Cyclic indeed… The … Continue reading

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Cyclic: Modes of Collaboration, An essay by Dominique Ellis

Cyclic: Modes of Collaboration An essay by Dominique Ellis Time loops in a cycle without regard to a beginning or end. The cycle loops in time, in order to complete one full rotation, perhaps forever. The rotation dreams of being an eclipse, but no matter how it is stretched will always be a circle or … Continue reading

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‘Equal Hand’ Part of theArtBlog.org’s Live Comments

‘Equal Hand’ Part of theArtBlog.org’s Live Comments Leslie Friedman, curator of the show, explains the work of Daniel Petraitis In the Art Blog’s Live Comments piece, Roberta interviews many of the spaces as they open their shows on First Friday. Listen to Leslie Friedman speak on ‘Equal Hand,’ the Daniel Petraitis solo-exhibition at NAPOLEON. According … Continue reading

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The Untitled-ness of Daniel Petraitis’s Tondo

The Untitled plaster-cast mattress will transform from sun to moon as NAPOLEON closes for today.  Come see this beautiful work of Daniel Petraitis, curated by our Napoleon founder and member Leslie Friedman, rise and set all throughout March.  We’ll be open from 2-6pm Sat & Sun and by appointment.

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Thomas Dexter: TIME(AFTER)TIME

Thomas Dexter: TIME(AFTER)TIME Recent Video Works by Artist Thomas Dexter Curated by NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day Dexter’s films explore temporality and representation against the backdrop of the digital present. Utilizing found footage, extensively re-timed and densely composited, TIME(AFTER)TIME imagines a digital eternalism that collapses linear narrative and spatial hierarchies into an endlessly cycling present-tense. … Continue reading

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Daniel Petraitis’ Show Makes ‘Our Picks’

Daniel Petraitis’ Show Makes ‘Our Picks’ TheArtBlog.org chooses ‘Equal Hand’ for their March line-up of things to see Along with Shelley Spector’s show at the PMA and Frank Bramblett at the Woodmere, theArtBlog selected Daniel Petraitis’ Equal Hand as a must-see for the month of March. Also mentioned were: Anna Betbeze at Rosenwald-Wolf, a group … Continue reading

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Cyclic: Alexis Nutini, Bonnie Kissinger, Mike Gamble, and Sean Goldinger

Cyclic An exhibition by NAPOLEON member Alexis Nutini and Philadelphia-based artists Bonnie Kissinger, Mike Gamble, and Sean Goldinger The artists experiment with variables for printmaking collaboration through methods of communication, arrangement, presentation, and the roles of command versus compromise. A series of action and response, decision and chance, collaboration and delegation shape the trajectory of … Continue reading

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Equal hand: A correspondence between the exhibiting artist, Daniel Petraitis, and fellow artist Adelita Husni-Bey

Equal hand A correspondence between the exhibiting artist, Daniel Petraitis, and fellow artist Adelita Husni-Bey Adelita Husni-Bey:  Daniel, so you asked me to write about your work for Equal Hand and we decided that in order to do that I would somehow need to be able to look through your eyes. Part of me thinks … Continue reading

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