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Cyclic: Modes of Collaboration, An essay by Dominique Ellis

Cyclic: Modes of Collaboration An essay by Dominique Ellis Time loops in a cycle without regard to a beginning or end. The cycle loops in time, in order to complete one full rotation, perhaps forever. The rotation dreams of being an eclipse, but no matter how it is stretched will always be a circle or … Continue reading

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‘Equal Hand’ Part of theArtBlog.org’s Live Comments

‘Equal Hand’ Part of theArtBlog.org’s Live Comments Leslie Friedman, curator of the show, explains the work of Daniel Petraitis In the Art Blog’s Live Comments piece, Roberta interviews many of the spaces as they open their shows on First Friday. Listen to Leslie Friedman speak on ‘Equal Hand,’ the Daniel Petraitis solo-exhibition at NAPOLEON. According … Continue reading

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The Untitled-ness of Daniel Petraitis’s Tondo

The Untitled plaster-cast mattress will transform from sun to moon as NAPOLEON closes for today.  Come see this beautiful work of Daniel Petraitis, curated by our Napoleon founder and member Leslie Friedman, rise and set all throughout March.  We’ll be open from 2-6pm Sat & Sun and by appointment.

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Thomas Dexter: TIME(AFTER)TIME

Thomas Dexter: TIME(AFTER)TIME Recent Video Works by Artist Thomas Dexter Curated by NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day Dexter’s films explore temporality and representation against the backdrop of the digital present. Utilizing found footage, extensively re-timed and densely composited, TIME(AFTER)TIME imagines a digital eternalism that collapses linear narrative and spatial hierarchies into an endlessly cycling present-tense. … Continue reading

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Daniel Petraitis’ Show Makes ‘Our Picks’

Daniel Petraitis’ Show Makes ‘Our Picks’ TheArtBlog.org chooses ‘Equal Hand’ for their March line-up of things to see Along with Shelley Spector’s show at the PMA and Frank Bramblett at the Woodmere, theArtBlog selected Daniel Petraitis’ Equal Hand as a must-see for the month of March. Also mentioned were: Anna Betbeze at Rosenwald-Wolf, a group … Continue reading

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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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