NAPOLEON launched a written response series for in the Fall of 2012.
Invited writers, both local and national, pen essays to accompany shows in an effort to extend the conversation at work in the gallery. With a lively exchange of critique between writer and artist, the accompanying essay offer a deeper interpretation for the visiting audience to consider the greater context of the work on display. The essays are available online and, during the exhibition run, in hard-copy for free in the gallery.
Click the links below:
A CALL AND RESPONSE FOR THE DIGITAL AGE: THINKING ABOUT 3: NICHOLA KINCH, JAMES MAURELLE, AND TAMARA SUBER: AN ESSAY BY MATT SINGER
EMBRACING THE INUNDATING WASH OF EXCESS: AMY BOONE-MCCREESH’S “I COME IN PEACE” AT NAPOLEON: AN ESSAY BY EVAN LAUDENSLAGER
RITUAL INCORPORATED: AN ESSAY ON SASCHA HUGHES-CALEY’S NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE OTHER SIDE BY ROKSANA FILIPOWSKA
Equal Hand: A correspondence between the exhibiting artist, Daniel Petraitis, and fellow artist Adelita Husni-Bey
Discovering the Space Between: C. Pazia Mannella and Tamsen Wojtanowski, An essay by Jillian Matthews
Things I Know About Rocks : Thoughts on Austin Ballard’s The Indivisibles at NAPOLEON by Emily Davidson
Immigrants, Superheros, and the Resurrection of Christ: The Works of Grimaldi Baez by Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe
Search and Rescue: Diagrams of Monotony and Distress in the Work of Dustin Campbell by Addie Langford