A Call and Response for the Digital Age: Thinking about 3: Nichola Kinch, James Maurelle, and Tamara Suber: An Essay by Matt Singer

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A Call and Response for the Digital Age: Thinking about 3: Nichola Kinch, James Maurelle, and Tamara Suber An Essay by Matt Singer Three, nor 3, does not a backlash make. But it is statement in matter that matters. Unbeknownst to one another, and in ways as varied as they are alluring, Nichola Kinch, James … Continue reading

Embracing the Inundating Wash of Excess: Amy Boone-McCreesh’s “I Come in Peace” at NAPOLEON: An Essay by Evan Laudenslager

Eyelash Shrimp, Elephant Ears (detail) 2016 Mixed media on cut paper, 22" x 17" x 2"

Embracing the Inundating Wash of Excess: Amy Boone-McCreesh’s “I Come in Peace” at NAPOLEON An Essay by Evan Laudenslager Imagery, like memories at their most crisp, is familiar to us and yet still always divergent from its potent inspirators. Slowly slipping into the abyss of time, through reproduction and retelling, the imagery that we create … Continue reading

Ritual Incorporated: An essay on Sascha Hughes-Caley’s Negotiations with the Other Side by Roksana Filipowska

Blossoms, airbrushed acrylic and polypropylene on archival photograph, 
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Ritual Incorporated: An essay on Sascha Hughes-Caley’s Negotiations with the Other Side by Roksana Filipowska Since 1945, a monumental bronze sculpture of the hypnotist Abbé Faria punctuates the old Government Secretariat in Panaji, the Indian state of Goa. Known as a pioneer of the scientific study of hypnotism, Abbé Faria was a Catholic monk who … Continue reading

Brecht and Talevski: Proposals for Monuments: An Essay By Michelle Cade

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Brecht and Talevski: Proposals for Monuments An Essay By Michelle Cade In 1938, Bertolt Brecht penned the words to the poem The God of War. This was just one of Brecht’s many poems about war, and with good reason. As a prominent Marxist playwright, Brecht feared persecution from the Nazi regime and fled Germany in … Continue reading

Inside and Outside: An Essay on Leslie Friedman’s Go Home by Deborah Krieger

Leslie Friedman, Go Home, wallpaper pasted digital laser prints, site specific dimension, 2015-16.

Inside and Outside An essay on Leslie Friedman’s Go Home By Deborah Krieger What does it mean to feel at home? For home to be a place that doesn’t seem to particularly want you? For home to be transitory and impermanent? To be an outsider? I ponder these questions as I meet Leslie Friedman for … Continue reading

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: On Evan Paul English’s CAMOUFLAGED, An Essay by Liza Coviello

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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: On Evan Paul English’s CAMOUFLAGED An Essay by Liza Coviello When discussing his work, Evan Paul English often refers to the relationship between public and private. He uses terms like exposed and veiled, as though the process of painting self-portraits at once reveals more of himself than he might be comfortable … Continue reading

Fields of Resonance: An essay by Lutz Koepnick for COOP Collective

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Fields of Resonance An essay by Lutz Koepnick Resonance is first and foremost a concept associated with the world of acoustics. It describes how the vibrations of one object can create reverberations in another, how seemingly invisible sound waves touch upon and activate neighboring matter. A string’s tone would have little effect on the listener without … Continue reading

Secrecy, Surveillance and a Dead Joseph Beuys: Marc Blumthal’s SuperCuts: An Essay by Kelly Montana

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Secrecy, Surveillance and a Dead Joseph Beuys: Marc Blumthal’s SuperCuts An Essay by Kelly Montana In November 1965, the artist Joseph Beuys presented an exhibition of his drawings at Galerie Alfred Schmela in Dusseldorf. On opening night, he covered his face in honey and gold leaf, sat in the center of the gallery and cradled … Continue reading

The Spaces In Between: Tamsen Wojtanowski and Elaine Livingstone’s Yard: An Essay by Clare Finin

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The Spaces In Between: Tamsen Wojtanowski and Elaine Livingstone’s Yard An Essay by Clare Finin In the Yard, a collaborative exhibition by artist Tamsen Wojtanowski and writer Elaine Livingstone at NAPOLEON, crosses the disciplines of writing and visual art. Yards, a long-standing American obsession, operate in a very specific way in order to define and … Continue reading

Invisible City: Shane Darwent’s ‘Southside All Stars’ by Rachel White

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Invisible City: Shane Darwent’s Southside All Stars An essay by Rachel White Shane Darwent’s studio is filled with things. Dotting over the floor or ensconced like curios on a shelf, one can find, among many items, a plastic scooter, a doghouse, a braid of artificial hair. These objects once held a meaningful purpose, but the … Continue reading

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