Hello! And See You Around!

Welcome Marianne Dages and Ciao Christopher Hartshorne! This April we welcomed a new member and said goodbye to one of our founding members Christopher Hartshorne stepped down from NAPOLEON at the beginning of this month to pursue other endeavors. He will be sorely missed, though he promised not to be a stranger. Chris was our … Continue reading


OPEN CALL! July 2014 Solo-Show

Our Third July Open Call! Your chance to have a solo-show at NAPOLEON OPEN CALL for JULY SHOW 2014 NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA NAPOLEON is now accepting applications for a solo exhibition in our gallery during the month of July 2014. Applications should include a written proposal (300 words), a CV, an artist statement, and 5 … Continue reading

C. Pazia Mannella_Force_Sunshine_2014

Thank you, Andrew Keller!

  For a beautiful afternoon! xo, Napoleon



Stassa Edwards has written a very interesting article on the lack of women in the world of visual arts (even if she does confuse the words conscience and conscious). Apparently, counting is a fundamental tool for feminists everywhere. (Numbers speak… Ok, maybe this isn’t news, but the article is still a decent read.) After reading this piece, I … Continue reading


Saturday Afternoon Tunes @ Napoleon

Come see Andrew Keller (from the bands Snow Caps and the Hermit Thrushes) with his ukulele play Napoleon! This Saturday, April 5th @ 4:30pm in correlation with Napoleon’s current exhibition Inside Voices:C. Pazia Mannella & Tamsen Wojtanowski. Take an afternoon stroll and come in for the show and Napoleon’s FIRST musical event! Light refreshments will be … Continue reading

Force (detail), Hand and digital embroidery on raw silk, 40" x 24" x 5", 2014

Discovering the Space Between: C. Pazia Mannella and Tamsen Wojtanowski, An essay by Jillian Matthews

Discovering the Space Between: C. Pazia Mannella and Tamsen Wojtanowski An essay by Jillian Matthews As the stars illuminate and move through a dark sky as night falls or a summer breeze rustles the delicate petals of a flower in bloom, memories of experiences are not static, but constantly shifting. As time passes, perspectives change; … Continue reading


Kris Strawser: Switch

Switch An exhibition by installation artist and sculptor Kris Strawser It’s a place you didn’t design but must inhabit. There’s an order, a logic, an expectation. The fit is tight, intrusive. The walls are latticed with shadows and symbols that are written and 3D. Try to read the signs. An immersive installation with drawing, fabric and … Continue reading


Alexis Nutini’s ‘Chrysalis’: a “Must See” for March First Friday

We were picked! PaperClips215 names Alexis Nutini’s Chrysalis a “Must See” for March First Friday Alexis Nutini: Chrysalis • 6-10pm @ Napoleon (319 North 11th Street) Napoleon presents the First Friday opening reception for their new exhibition Chrysalis by member Alexis Nutini. It features mosaics composed of woodcuts and other materials used in the printmaking process. In … Continue reading

16,352 in process, plate with print

Emerging from Alexis Hugo Nutini’s Chrysalis, an Essay by Christa DiMarco

Emerging from Alexis Hugo Nutini’s Chrysalis An Essay by Christa DiMarco The word chrysalis alone is an unmistakable indication that here two dreams are joined together, dreams that bespeak both the repose and flight of being, evening’s crystallization and wings that open to the light. In the body of the winged manor, which dominates both … Continue reading


The St. Claire Does Q&A with Chad States: Night Sweats

Exhibition Q&A Both exhibiting artist Chad States and founder of the Nicola Midnight St. Claire Matt Kalasky respond to a set of questions The result is an exciting take on a traditional art review.  For example: 4. This exhibition answers the following question: What kind of mess is that towel going to clean up? What kind … Continue reading

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