SO YEA: A Poem by Heather Raquel Phillips for GAG: Peggy and Emily Blei Hracho

GAG verb gagged; gagging 1.  a:  to restrict use of the mouth of by inserting something into it  to prevent speech or     outcry b:  to prevent from exercising freedom of speech or expression c:  to pry or hold open with a gag 2)  to provide or write quips or pranks 3)  to choke or cause … Continue reading

Conscious Objects: An Essay by Frances Beaver for Rebecca Tennenbaum’s Exhibition Every Thing Has a Function

Conscious Objects By Frances Beaver       If you don’t own a Fitbit, would you consider buying one if instead of tattling to your health insurance company how many sit ups you don’t do, you could program it to play back an 8-bit version of any song when it sensed through your vitals that … Continue reading

THE COMPLETE SUBJECT   She loved most of all the paintings of the Dutch still life masters and specifically the ways they depicted lemons. Lemons alone could move her to tears, joy and emotional depth. Anywhere she could go and observe any painting of a lemon, no matter how small, she went. Standing for hours … Continue reading

Supermarket Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety, By Bridget A. Purcell

Supermarket Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety, By Bridget A. Purcell An Essay on New Works by Chelsea Tinklenberg Cabbages on wheels and suspended from cables, vegetables unearthed from a white pedestal, or dripping from a faucet, frozen in time and space in all manner of impossible relationships. These are just a few of the … Continue reading

Chelsea Tinklenberg: CULTIVATION

Chelsea Tinklenberg CULTIVATION April 5th-27th 2019 NAPOLEON is pleased to present CULTIVATION, a solo exhibition of new sculptural works by artist Chelsea Tinklenberg. Tinklenberg’s kinetic and sculptural works explore imaginative relationships between objects and their functions, playing on the precarious relationship between utility and futility. http://www.chelseatinklenberg.com Opening Reception: First Friday, April 5th, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: April … Continue reading

Christina Kerns: but like forever

Christina Kerns

Christina Kerns but like forever March 1 – 24, 2019 EXHIBITION ESSAY BY KATE ABERCROMBIE Recently a friend asked if I collected rocks. My answer was no, but immediately I wished I had, thinking of a lost rock I had picked up years ago in Maine that was exactly palm size. Their question was generous, … Continue reading

SOFT SYNTH + BIGHT BOUND

The works of Angela Lopez, Emma Oslé and José Santiago Pérez come together toward an equation called SOFT SYNTH + BIGHT BOUND. This is a room of seemingly surface contradictions- knotty lines that are meant to dance, a rough hand across a plush material, smooth continuity of natural fibers that move in order to contain. … Continue reading

Daniel Oliva’s Home Economics

Daniel Oliva’s Home Economics an essay by Andrea Kirsh Daniel Oliva employs an accessible visual language that reflects the breadth of his subject – nothing less than the state of the nation. He makes a plea to understand the injustices of the past as a foundation upon which to build a just future. His newest body of … Continue reading

Notes on the NAVA Diagram

Notes on the NAVA Diagram By Asha Sheshadri September 2018 We Might Consider these rhetorical questions, from one friend to another: do you feel a unique and distinct panic when language suddenly seems to fail you when times are most urgent (if so) with this panic, do you feel the weight of the capsized vessel (the … Continue reading

NAVA

10.5 – 10.21, 2018     nava (F)-(M) /noun/verb/adjective/geography/universals 1. language is one method of human communication, faith(s), self, identity and healing properties. Nava is a namesake that intersects, region, nation, cultural landscapes, vexillology, and lineage. 2. transformations and signage is the cornerstone that(‘s) bring(s) [ing] object(s) to the foreground celebrating multiplicity and connecting community. … Continue reading

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