Still from the video footage of Untitled Portrait (Protect Me From What I Want), 2015

Secrecy, Surveillance and a Dead Joseph Beuys: Marc Blumthal’s SuperCuts: An Essay by Kelly Montana

Secrecy, Surveillance and a Dead Joseph Beuys: Marc Blumthal’s SuperCuts An Essay by Kelly Montana In November 1965, the artist Joseph Beuys presented an exhibition of his drawings at Galerie Alfred Schmela in Dusseldorf. On opening night, he covered his face in honey and gold leaf, sat in the center of the gallery and cradled … Continue reading


Joshua Reiman: Glass Houses

Glass Houses A solo exhibition by Joshua Reiman, curated by NAPOLEON member Lewis Colburn NAPOLEON is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Joshua Reiman, titled Glass Houses. On view will be five sculptural vitrines holding objects with narratives linked through their materiality and embedded meaning. Reiman mines everything from modernist sculpture to Pennsylvania robber barons, fracking, … Continue reading


Marc Blumthal: SuperCuts

SuperCuts A solo exhibition by NAPOLEON member Marc Blumthal SuperCuts examines representation as a means of abstraction.  Obstructing access to the gallery with a wall, this installation presents a series of photo-based works through a live-feed video, presenting exhibition as object while measuring the experience of looking. A series of performances will accompany the exhibition, exploring and … Continue reading


St. Claire’s ‘Other Heads’ Mention Wojtanowski and Livingstone’s “Fantastic” Show

“In The Yard” Gets Reviewed  by St. Claire Hear the whole conversation in the attached link In the group conversation, Maddie Hewitt remarks (around 16:27) that this month’s treatment of the gallery space was “fantastic,” calling the photography by Tamsen Wojtanowski “beautiful,” and text by Elaine Livingstone “poetic and filled in all the missing pieces … Continue reading


Lewis Colburn in the Fleisher Wind Challenge

Lewis Colburn’s Fleisher Wind Challenge Exhibition opens September 10 NAPOLEON’s own Lewis Colburn displays his sculptures, along with Aubrey J. Kauffman and Anne Canfield Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is an annual juried competition that is committed to enriching and expanding people’s lives through art. Three Wind Challenge Exhibitions are held from September through May, featuring … Continue reading

Book 1

The Spaces In Between: Tamsen Wojtanowski and Elaine Livingstone’s Yard: An Essay by Clare Finin

The Spaces In Between: Tamsen Wojtanowski and Elaine Livingstone’s Yard An Essay by Clare Finin In the Yard, a collaborative exhibition by artist Tamsen Wojtanowski and writer Elaine Livingstone at NAPOLEON, crosses the disciplines of writing and visual art. Yards, a long-standing American obsession, operate in a very specific way in order to define and … Continue reading

Unfinished Crown Blurb Image

Programming in September: Sascha Hughes-Caley: Unfinished Crown

Unfinished Crown Performance-based artist Sascha Hughes-Caley responds to Tamsen Wojtanowski and Elaine Livingston’s collaborative exhibition In The Yard this September Drawing upon her interest in the flattening effect of rehearsed language and television, Hughes-Caley works to differentiate between genuine affinity and nostalgia. In this negotiation between past and present, one character’s remembered story evolves into … Continue reading


The Print Center Awards Two NAPOLEON Members

The Print Center Awards Two NAPOLEON Members Tamsen Wojtanowksi and Marc Blumthal are both award winners in the Print Center’s 89th Annual International Competition Tamsen Wojtanowksi is listed as a finalist, winning the Trinity Framing Certificate. Marc Blumthal is a semi-finalist and won the Stockbridge Fine Art Print Certificate. Both artists have their work on … Continue reading


Wait… There Was Even A Question of It??!!

If you are reading this blog post, chances are you love art and culture. If you love art and culture, there is a chance (albeit likely a smaller chance) that you like opera. If you made it this far – and like opera – then you undoubtedly like (love) Verdi. So, could someone who likes … Continue reading


Invisible City: Shane Darwent’s ‘Southside All Stars’ by Rachel White

Invisible City: Shane Darwent’s Southside All Stars An essay by Rachel White Shane Darwent’s studio is filled with things. Dotting over the floor or ensconced like curios on a shelf, one can find, among many items, a plastic scooter, a doghouse, a braid of artificial hair. These objects once held a meaningful purpose, but the … Continue reading

  • Located:

    319 N. 11th St 2L
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Email:

  • Gallery Hours:

    most Saturdays and Sundays
    2 - 6pm
    or by appointment
    (check current show dates)

  • Enter your email address to follow and receive updates news, show listings, and musings by email.

  • Sign up to receive NAPOLEON emails:

    mailchimp redirect
  • we’re listed at:


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 82 other followers