Daniel Oliva: White Constructions

White Constructions A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER DANIEL OLIVA Exhibition Dates: 11.2.2018 ­– 11.25.2018 Opening Reception: First Friday, November 2, 6pm – 10pm White Constructions is a solo exhibition by NAPOLEON member Daniel Oliva and explores the history of racial segregation and inequality in American housing. The work approaches the issue by focusing on mid-Twentieth Century … 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

Tamsen Wojtanowski & Elizabeth Bishop: Make Theory Walk

Make Theory Walk Tamsen Wojtanowski & Elizabeth Bishop @NAPOLEON 9.7.18 – 9.23.18 First Friday Opening, Sept 7th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Make Theory Walk is a collaborative exhibition in demonstration of the forthcoming book Embodying Theory: Epistemology, Aesthetics and Resistance, by Dr. Elizabeth Bishop and, NAPOLEON – member, Tamsen Wojtanowski, to be released by Peter … Continue reading

Sarah Tortora: Witness Mark

WITNESS MARK A SOLO-EXHIBITION BY SARAH TORTORA WINNER OF THE NAPOLEON 2018 OPEN CALL   Witness Mark is comprised of sculptures that ostentatiously merge manufactured materials into organic fantastical forms, amalgamations that both parody and actualize impossible illustrations or iterations of geological time. A “witness mark” is commonly known in artistic or manufacturing practices as a line, groove, seam, … Continue reading

Ricardo Zapata: Boca de Lobo

Boca de Lobo A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER RICARDO ZAPATA The wolf’s mouth is damp, hot, and extremely dark. Boca de Lobo, meaning “Mouth of the Wolf,” is a term used in Puerto Rico to describe the void of pitch-blackness. The term gained currency during the intense dark nights following the aftermath of Hurricane … Continue reading

NAPOLEON New Members Show

NEW MEMBERS SHOW Phaedra Call, Christina Kerns, Heather Raquel Phillips, and Rebecca Tennenbaum NAPOLEON welcomes its newest members for our May exhibition: Phaedra Call, Christina Kerns, Heather Raquel Phillips, and Rebecca Tennenbaum. The artists cover a spectrum of the individual position, both specific through sensory and tactile experiences, and collectively within varying social constructs at large. … Continue reading

Ava Hassinger: SISYPHUS

SISYPHUS A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER AVA HASSINGER SISYPHUS recasts the ancient myth as the frustration of our modern day technological living by examining our preoccupation with the externals of screens, devices and the networks that enfold us much like an exoskeleton.  Does the virtual shell provide a useful means to connect us or … Continue reading

Signal Boost

Signal Boost   Curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi In partnership with Strange Fire Collective Artists: Juan Giraldo, Zora J. Murff, Lorenzo Triburgo In the last decade, social media platforms have quickly become engines for amplification, allowing organizing and sharing of messages on a global scale. This new tool, signal-boosting, has proven to be both conducive … Continue reading

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