August 2nd: Maggie Casey and Jason Young discuss Breaker

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NAPOLEON is pleased to announce additional programming in conjunction with Breaker will be taking place on Saturday, August 2 at 3pm. Join a discussion between artist, Maggie Casey and Philadelphia-based library scientist, Jason Young, as they discuss the role written directions play in the record keeping and replication of activity-made commodities. Focusing on both recipe and textile pattern methodologies, Casey and Young will consider … Continue reading

KnightArts.org reviews ‘Perfect Lovers’

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Chip Schwartz on Tyler McPhee’s Solo-Show He too finds the ocean a great inspiration In the review of McPhee’s show, Schwartz praises his arrangements. Of the title piece, Schwartz says: …longing and heartfelt notions of love and loss are explored by way of the mirror image of a lighthouse. Reflecting in such a way that … Continue reading

Word of the Day: GUGGEN-HIM

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Issues surrounding gender discrimination and equity, gender variance, and in visibility and discrimination for the gender non-conforming have been on my mind lately, more so than usual. As I am organizing a show for Napoleon in September on some of these topics, I am discouraged (and additionally, feel pressed) by the continued slights shown by … Continue reading

Title Magazine reviews Between Matter and Experience, coordinated by H. John Thompson

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  A new article in Title Magazine reviews Between Matter and Experience, an exhibition in the President’s Office at the University of the Arts, coordinated by NAPOLEON member H. John Thompson.  Artist and writer Tom Cszazsar draws connections across several current exhibitions in Philadelphia, including Ruffneck Constructivists at the ICA and the recently closed Department of Neighborhood Services at Fleisher/Ollman. See the full review here.

Video Documentation of “Switch”

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Video Documentation by Jaime Alvarez of Kris Strawser’s exhibition, Switch from May 2014.

Translating History: Lewis Colburn in Title Magazine

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Untitled (Set for a Homestead) 2011, 2014, Installation view from Force Field Project There’s an excellent article written by Christa DiMarco at Title Magazine  about Napoleon Member Lewis Colburn’s large scale environmental installations and sculptures. The piece takes an interesting look at the ideas that drive Colburn’s work, in particular history’s decisions to monumentalize or to forget. Centennial (American … Continue reading

NAPOLEON members mentioned in Inquirer review of Woodmere Annual

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NAPOLEON members Christina P. Day and H. John Thompson both have work in the 73rd Woodmere Annual, and critic Edith Newhall mentioned both works in her review for the Inquirer: McEneaney’s taste in sculpture would seem to run to the small and representational, judging from the three sculptures she selected: H. John Thompson’s disorienting wood reconstructions of … Continue reading

NAPOLEON Member H. John Thompson at Abington Art Center

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The work of NAPOLEON member H. John Thompson has been included in the sculpture park at Abington Art Center.  Originally seen in his solo exhibition in June 2012 at NAPOLEON, “Other Pieces of Spaces“ Thompson’s suburban obelisks have found a new home along the wooded paths at 515 Meetinghouse Road in Jenkintown, PA.  For more … Continue reading

NAPOLEON Member Marianne Dages in IPCNY New Prints 2014

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NAPOLEON member Marianne Dages has work at the International Print Center New York, as part of their New Prints 2014/Summer exhibition (that’s her work on the top left in the photo). For more info, please visit ipcny.org, and an illustrated exhibition checklist is available here. The exhibition runs through July 1st.

NAPOLEON Members in Force Field Project

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NAPOLEON members Christina P. Day  and Lewis Colburn were selected to participate in Force Field Project on June 21st and June 22nd. 45 artists and collaborative teams will present installations, performances and new works over the course of the weekend at the former Jo-Mar building in northeast Philadelphia. In addition to artist projects, the event will feature live … Continue reading

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