An essay writing series at NAPOLEON begins!

NAPOLEON is excited to announce the launch of a written response series for upcoming exhibitions.  Invited writers, both local and national, will pen essays to accompany shows in an effort to extend the conversation at work in the gallery.  We anticipate a lively exchange of critique between writer and artist and hope that the accompanying essay may offer a deeper interpretation for the visiting audience to consider.   The writers come from different background as makers and art historians and will choose a format to respond in that they feel is best for the show.  For our very first essay, we welcome Addie Langford, Detroit painter, ceramicist and mixed media artist and Adjunct Faculty at Lawrence Technical University, to respond to the work of Dustin Campbell for our October 2012 show.  Her essay is entitled, “Search and Rescue:  Diagrams of Monotony and Distress in the Work of Dustin Campbell” and can be found here.  For more information on Addie’s studio practice, please visit her website at

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