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Cyclic: Alexis Nutini, Bonnie Kissinger, Mike Gamble, and Sean Goldinger

Cyclic An exhibition by NAPOLEON member Alexis Nutini and Philadelphia-based artists Bonnie Kissinger, Mike Gamble, and Sean Goldinger The artists experiment with variables for printmaking collaboration through methods of communication, arrangement, presentation, and the roles of command versus compromise. A series of action and response, decision and chance, collaboration and delegation shape the trajectory of … Continue reading

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Equal hand: A correspondence between the exhibiting artist, Daniel Petraitis, and fellow artist Adelita Husni-Bey

Equal hand A correspondence between the exhibiting artist, Daniel Petraitis, and fellow artist Adelita Husni-Bey Adelita Husni-Bey:  Daniel, so you asked me to write about your work for Equal Hand and we decided that in order to do that I would somehow need to be able to look through your eyes. Part of me thinks … Continue reading

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theArtBlog.org on Patrick Coughlin

theArtBlog.org on Patrick Coughlin Noreen Kress reviews ‘Tools of Trade’ Kress begins the review: In the narrow gallery space of NAPOLEON this month, the mixed-media sculptures of Patrick Coughlin crowd the space in conversation with the past, present, and art-making itself. Imbued with a strong sense of tradition and nostalgia, Tools of the Trade presents … Continue reading

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KnightArts Covers ‘Tools of Trade’

KnightArts Covers ‘Tools of Trade’ Chip Schwartz commends the “the sheer breadth of interrelated concepts” of Patrick Coughlin’s work In his review of February’s exhibition at NAPOLEON, Chip Schwartz describes most of the pieces in the show and comes to this conclusion: By embellishing these would-be tools, Coughlin reminds us that although these manifestations represent … Continue reading

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Daniel Petraitis: Equal Hand

Equal Hand An exhibition of new work by Philadelphia-based artist Daniel Petraitis curated by NAPOLEON founder Leslie Friedman Pulled directly from the world around him, reconfigured in the studio, and placed discretely in the gallery, Equal Hand is Daniel Petraitis’s expression of the equality of objects. Working as a craftsman, artist, and fabricator, Petraitis knows that the perceived value … Continue reading

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Making a Trade: A Conversation with Patrick Coughlin Interview by Jordan Rockford

Making a Trade: A Conversation with Patrick Coughlin Interview by Jordan Rockford Patrick Coughlin hails from the farm lands of western NY. He received his BFA from Syracuse University and his MFA at the University of Florida. Patrick has been a resident artist at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts where he is now an … Continue reading

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Marianne Dages in The St. Claire

Marianne Dages Participates in “The Form Review” for her show “Distant Operator.” According to the St.Claire Website: The Form Review is a simple attempt to increase dialogue within art journalism and highlight the subjectivity of a traditional exhibition review.  Artists/curators/responsible parties of an exhibition are invited to respond to five short prompts.  In turn, a … Continue reading

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A Toast to Us!

A Toast to Us! Courvoisier’s “11 of Philly’s Best Art Galleries” Includes NAPOLEON According to the Cognac brand, Philadelphia has “become a bustling center for the performing and visual arts.” As such, they have listed 11 arts venues worth noting (I am not sure you can call the Barnes or the PMA simply “galleries”), and … Continue reading

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Social Justice Sunday: A Gallery Made a Demand and Everyone Graciously Responded

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are undoubtedly aware of the of the case of Eric Garner. The grand jury decision handed down on December 4th, 2014, spawned a nationwide outrage over the proliferation of police violence leading to an endless number of public responses – most often protests. One group, however, … Continue reading

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Snow Coldy, Philadelphia

While sitting for Marianne Dages, Distant Operator, currently on view at NAPOLEON, I came across these photographs at Feature Shoot which I found incredibly fitting; to the work, to the weather, to late-January filled with escapism dreams. A set of three by Alex Cornell of an extremely rare flipped iceberg off Antarctica.     This … Continue reading

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