Modus Operandi: Statements on APPARATUS

Modus Operandi: Statements on APPARATUS APPARATUS is an exhibition of video and performance, and its related ephemera. An “apparatus” is defined as the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose. Each artist in this exhibition has chosen an apparatus as the basic framework for their process. These tools, devices and instruments … Continue reading

Reflect/Collect: An Essay on the Ones We Know

Reflect/Collect: An Essay On The Ones We Know The One You Know brings together all ten NAPOLEON artists, each of whom have chosen a guest artist whose work resonates with their own. Artists are generally viewed as makers but we also fit the opposing impulse with just as much passion; we are also collectors. For … Continue reading

Suspended Polarities in Nick Fagan’s Too Busy to 86, an essay by Ramey Mize

Suspended Polarities in Nick Fagan’s Too Busy to 86 An essay by Ramey Mize A dark arabesque of text and image engraved on foam, entitled Too Busy to 86  by Nick Fagan, considers the reticence of suicide as well as the clamor of questions that occur to those in its wake. This piece, a memorial … Continue reading

KATIE KATIE, An interview with Katie Locke by Nora Mapp

N: I read that Nabokov story you gave me after our last conversation. I keep thinking about the basket of assorted fruit jellies that the parents of this boy or young man decide on as a birthday present at the beginning of “Signs and Symbols”. What do you get someone who reads portents into everything? … Continue reading

Mystery, Surprise, & Hot Sauce

Our parents (my parents) teach us to value and to strive for routine, security, moderation and discipline in this life; in order to keep us safe. Yet, it is in those moments of risk,  mystery, surprise, and discovery in life, in the gallery, and in the studio, that we feel most alive. I waited too … Continue reading

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