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

MAKE THEORY WALK

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop is a writer, researcher, educator and youth advocate. She lives in New York City where she is a Director at Global Kids and faculty of Youth Studies at CUNY SPS. @drbishopdigital http://www.dropknowledgeproject.org Tamsen Wojtanowski is an artist and educator. She lives in Philadelphia where she is a founding member of the artist-run … Continue reading

THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE an essay for Boca de Lobo a solo exhibition by Ricardo Zapata 1. Let’s start at the airport you flew into, I said. It only takes a couple seconds to leave the airport and reach downtown San Juan. From there we take PR-22 west. We are heading to … Continue reading

Exhibition Essay for Ava Hassinger’s SISYPHUS

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