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KnightArts Covers “Locality”

Chip Schwartz reviews Locality in “The raw yet refined reflections of Matthew Colaizzo.” In his review of the June 2015 exhibition, Chip Schwartz writes: “Taking cues from zen-inspired landscapes and Japanese printmaking masters like Hokusai, Colaizzo does not seek to dutifully recreate the locations he references, nor does he conceptualize his representations beyond what they are. … Continue reading

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Shane Darwent : Southside All Stars

Southside All Stars A solo-exhibition by Shane Darwent, curated by Napoleon member Marianne Dages In Southside All Stars, litter-dappled grass becomes a painterly celebration of grotesque beauty. Colorful, plastic still-lives are like empty sets, ripe with possible narratives. Darwent draws inspiration from the semi-urban landscape of his Chattanooga neighborhood and presents photographs and sculptures that encourage us to contemplate the role of … Continue reading

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Napoleon Member Included in HAFNY’s Group Show 45: New Jack City

Napoleon member, Tamsen Wojtanowski, has been included in the Humble Arts Foundation’s Group Show 45: New Jack City. From the show announcement written by HAFNY’s founders, Amani Olu and Jon Feinstein: group show 45: New Jack City explores one of the most common challenges we often hear when speaking with photographers living and working in … Continue reading

Shiko Munakata, A Line at the Foot of Mt. Fuji, 1963, Woodblock Print.

A Modest Place of Origin: An Essay by Aubrey Levinthal

A Modest Place of Origin An Essay by Aubrey Levinthal “…spread India ink on an uncarved board, lay paper on top of it and print it…Whatever I carve I compare with an uncarved print and ask myself, ‘Which has more beauty, more strength, more depth, more magnitude, more movement, and more tranquility?’ If there is … Continue reading

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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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