KATIE KATIE

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

Sink, Swim, or Float: Ava Hassinger, Katie Locke, Daniel Oliva and Ricardo Zapata at NAPOLEON

Sink, Swim, or Float: Ava Hassinger, Katie Locke, Daniel Oliva and Ricardo Zapata at NAPOLEON An essay by Samantha Mitchell Floating is an act both active and passive. To float is a natural function of the human body, and one that in more turbulent waters can require a profound struggle. If the current climate in this … Continue reading

H. John Thompson’s Trouble Light: An essay by John Vick

H. John Thompson’s Trouble Light An essay by John Vick How do we find our way in the world, metaphorically speaking? Do we set a course and follow it along, confident that we will reach our destination? Do we feel out a route, navigating slowly and tentatively from a known starting point to some unknown … Continue reading

Kris Strawser: Switch @ Napoleon: a recap by Marianne Dages

    Currently on view at Napoleon, Kris Strawser’s installation “Switch,” accompanied by a thoughtful essay by Nancy Mahl that addresses the social history of the tie. White silk ties stand suspended in motion, paper fragments and bristles emerge from cut-like slits in the wall, like a living surface. Pencil scrawls of diagrams, arrows, and equations suggest a draftsman’s hand … Continue reading

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