NAPOLEON Members at the Center for Art in Wood

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Nine of NAPOLEON’s members are participating in Other Selections, an exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. A total of 18 local artists, including members of NAPOLEON, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Vox Populi and McCartney-Belknap, created new works in response to objects in the Center’s extensive collection. Other Selections opens on First Friday, May 1st with … Continue reading

ART FOR SALE: Priceless and cheap.

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Yes, you too can own a beautiful sculpture by Auguste Rodin, the great (if misogynistic) French artist! By browsing your local Craigslist, the possibility of refining your living room and creating the penultimate setting for cocktail parties with priceless art is just a few clicks away. Check out this listing – as reported by Artfcity.com. … Continue reading

a cyclic year

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Gallery sitting today for Cyclic, a collaborative show organized by Alexis Nutini, and featuring the work of Alexis, Mike Gamble, Sean Goldinger, and Bonnie Kissinger, I realized it’s been a year since I’ve been a member of Napoleon. A year! And the first exhibition I gallery sat for was Alexis’s exhibition, Chrysalis. Cyclic indeed… The … Continue reading

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

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‘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

The Untitled-ness of Daniel Petraitis’s Tondo

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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.

Daniel Petraitis’ Show Makes ‘Our Picks’

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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

theArtBlog.org on Patrick Coughlin

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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

KnightArts Covers ‘Tools of Trade’

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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

Marianne Dages in The St. Claire

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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

A Toast to Us!

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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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