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

Lighted Geographies: Space, Memory, and Knowledge in Lauren Rosenthal’s Topographies and Rich Hogan’s Untitled, Photographs – An Essay by Hilary R. Whitham

Rich Hogan, Untitled (1), 2016, 44″ x 56″, Archival Inkjet Print In his 1994 essay, Felix in Exile: Geography of Memory, South African artist William Kentridge writes, “The landscape hides its history. The general nature of terrain and landscape as image is to appear as fact. […] I am really interested in the terrain’s hiding … Continue reading

F(L)AT : AN ESSAY BY THE MEMBERS OF SOIL

Napoleon and Tiger Strikes Asteroid are pleased to present F(L)AT, featuring artworks by members of the artist-run gallery SOIL, located in Seattle, Washington. F(L)AT – Flat or Fat – is a response to the complications of shipping artwork across the country. The members of SOIL were tasked with creating artwork that could ship flat and … 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

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

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

Sascha Hughes-Caley: Negotiations with the Other Side

Negotiations with the Other Side curated by NAPOLEON member Marc Blumthal with an accompanying exhibition essay by Roksana Filipowska Negotiations with the Other Side is a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Sascha Hughes-Caley.  Her work uses humor to explore existential metaphors while comprehending the mundane and mystic. Staging shame, failure, and reenactment, the artist navigates the … Continue reading

Kay Healy: What is Real

What is Real NAPOLEON member Alexis Nutini hosts Philadelphia Artist Kay Healy What is Real is an exhibition of stuffed, screen printed, painted and sewn representational and appropriated objects. Fabric figures combined with still life objects illustrate specific stories and create surreal narratives. In this recent series Healy utilizes templates of hands, legs, busts, and … Continue reading

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

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

Ivanco Talevski: Proposals for Monuments

Proposals for Monuments NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day hosts Philadelphia artist Ivanco Talevski Proposals for Monuments will exhibit a collection of drawings, etchings, and paintings that catalog Talevski’s response to phenomena he struggles to understand daily. Talevski’s work catalogues a range of observations about the asinine side of human behavior from trivial annoyances to colossal injustices. In … Continue reading

Evan Paul English: CAMOUFLAGED

CAMOUFLAGED Works by Evan Paul English, curated by NAPOLEON member Liza Coviello CAMOUFLAGED, a solo exhibition of work by Evan Paul English, is an intimate exploration of the connection between subjectivity, representation, and perception. Employing a variety of processes and materials that buck traditional methods in self-portraiture and imbue sculpture with his personal nostalgia, English’s … Continue reading

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