Mary Ellen Mark

In Memory: Mary Ellen Mark

POEM BY MAYA ANGELOU I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy. Some declare their lives are lived as true profundity, and others claim they really live the real reality. The variety of our skin tones can confuse, bemuse, delight, brown and pink and beige … Continue reading

The things we leave behind

for strangers each other.

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Eunjung Park: Shelf Life

Shelf Life A solo-show by our Fourth Open Call Winner Eunjung Park Eunjung Park is interested in the sense of ‘rightness’ people strive for when arranging the objects and spaces around them–from furniture in a room to knick-knacks on a coffee table.  Using the shelf as a symbol for the spaces in which such arrangements … Continue reading

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Matthew Colaizzo: Locality

Locality An Exhibition of New Work by Matthew Colaizzo, Curated by NAPOLEON member H. John Thompson Locality, a solo exhibition by Matthew Colaizzo, is an exploration of landscape through woodblock prints. Incorporating the grain of the wood, these large-scale works are made through a hand-printed process using multiple blocks. Colaizzo’s prints are inspired by dirt piles … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON Members at the Center for Art in Wood

Nine of NAPOLEON’s members are participating in Other Selections, an exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. A total of 18 local artists, including members of NAPOLEON, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Vox Populi and McCartney-Belknap, created new works in response to objects in the Center’s extensive collection. Other Selections opens on First Friday, May 1st with … Continue reading

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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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