DoNArTNeWs review of Tamsen Wojtanowski’s Exhibition “Shelter”

Napoleon member, Tamsen Wojtanowski’s exhibition @ 110 CHURCH gallery reviewed by DoNArTNeWs. Don Brewer writes, Shelter has stuck in my mind. I went back twice to see the cyanotypes and experience the deep blue. The color stirs thoughts of science, spirituality and inspiration. The compositions add layers of memes and memories to the blissful peace … Continue reading


Title Magazine reviews H. John Thompson’s Holding Our Own

Title Magazine has a great review of NAPOLEON member H. John Thompson’s show Holding Our Own from this October. Olivia Jia writes: John Thompson’s Holding Our Own at the Napoleon Project Space deals with our society’s enduring, nostalgic fascination with historical calamity. As ancient cultures turned to gods to justify the inexplicable phenomena of the natural world, … Continue reading


‘Good Neighbors’ Review in the Phoenixville News

Congratulations to NAPOLEON members Christina P. Day and Lewis Colburn, their works are both mentioned in the Phoenixville New’s review of the group exhibition “Good Neighbors” at the Berman Museum of Art . The exhibition runs from October 14, 2014 through January 11, 2015, so there’s still plenty of time to catch the show! You can read the … Continue reading


Lewis Colburn Reviewed by KnightArts

Lewis Colburn Reviewed by KnightArts Chip Schwartz on ‘On This Site’ In a recent review for KnightArts called “Lewis Colburn and the monumental task of commemorating everything and nothing at all,” Chip Schwartz calls the November show at NAPOLEON “comical yet philosophically challenging.” He goes on to say: Colburn’s history is less of an account … Continue reading


Under Study: Peter Controneo, Alex Ibsen, Brad Jamula, and Mark Martinez

Under Study A One-Night Happening with Performance, Installation, and Video by Peter Controneo, Alex Ibsen, Brad Jamula, and Mark Martinez Finally, America is engaging in a long-overdue conversation about feminism and gender identity, widening the range of possible answers to what women and gender-nonconformists can be. But what does broadening gender expectations do to men as they … Continue reading

On This Site, 2014. Installation view, showing cart, obelisk and two wall-mounted castings. Concrete, pine, plywood, nylon and polyethylene foam. 2014. Dimensions variable.

WHAT HAPPENED (T)HERE: Lewis Colburn, On This Site: An Essay by Sarah Kim

WHAT HAPPENED (T)HERE: Lewis Colburn, ON THIS SITE (2014) An Essay by Sarah Kim N∆POLEON  The obelisk.  A knife cutting into the sky—an unabashedly machismo protest of—? Once stone was eternal, its immortality arises from physical immovability. History is a human interpretation of reality; aware of this, architects used the stolidity of a monument as a brazen … Continue reading


Panel Discussion at the Art Alliance with NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day

Please join NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day this Thursday, October 30th at 7pm for a panel discussion at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Titled Observation and Making: A Conversation Across Disciplines, the panel features Christina P. Day, Sarah Stolfa of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and artist and writer Courtney Mandryk. Full info on the event … Continue reading

The Plane, The Ship, The Wall

Holding Our Own is the title of H. John Thompson’s exhibition at Napoleon this month. The installation consists of three objects, one wall-mounted sculpture containing a plane, one freestanding sculpture containing a ship, and a wall constructed in the back of the gallery. The materials used in the three of these pieces are of the … Continue reading

Cyanotype Process

POST East – So much to see! Tamsen Wojtanowski @ 110 Church gallery

After you visit Marianne in her studio @ Globe Dye Works – come down South to Old City where NAPOLEON member Tamsen Wojtanowski will be gallery sitting with her current body of work, a series of large cyanotype prints @ 110 CHURCH gallery. Tamsen will be there to answer all your questions about the process … Continue reading


Marianne Dages, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour 10/25 & 10/26

NAPOLEON member Marianne Dages will be opening the doors to her letterpress studio at Globe Dye Works in Port Richmond this weekend, Saturday 10/25 and Sunday 10/26 from 12-6 as part of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. Stop by and say hello, print a letterpress keepsake, and see an exhibition of recent works in the space.  :: For … Continue reading

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