KnightArts Reviews “Holding Our Own”

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KnightArts Reviews “Holding Our Own” Chip Schwartz Calls H. John Thompson’s Exhibition “Cohesive” and “Museum Quality” In the review on the KnightArts blog, Chip Schwartz talks about the unusual combination of two historical events. He praises Thompson’s work when he acknowledges that, “By utilizing carpentry, retro rooms, and realistic renderings of actual vehicles, the artist … Continue reading

Napoleon Member Tamsen Wojtanowski Makes Philly Mag’s First Friday Picks for Exhibition at 110 CHURCH gallery

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Tamsen Wojtanowski: Shelter Up through November 22nd, Napoleon founding member Tamsen Wojtanowski’s exhibition of new work at 110 CHURCH gallery has been chosen by Philadelphia Magazine as one of their First Friday Picks for the month of October. 110 CHURCH gallery Tamsen Wojtanowski : Shelter EXHIBITION October 2 – November 22, 2014 ARTIST RECEPTION October … Continue reading

Talk at the Art Alliance by NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day

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NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day will be giving a talk at the Art Alliance this Saturday, September 27th at 3pm. Day will discuss her work and the process of of creating the pieces on view in Fifth Wall, her solo show at the Art Alliance. For more information, please visit the Art Alliance website.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT KOCH PLAZA?

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This week, Koch Plaza was unveiled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a (somewhat expected) protest was staged (via The Illuminator), resulting in the arrests of three of the protestors. Their stance was symbolic opposition to the Met accepting this gift from David H. Koch, a major donor to conservative causes. In using a projector to … Continue reading

Fifth Wall: NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day at the Art Alliance

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NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day’s solo show, Fifth Wall, opens at the Philadelphia Art Alliance this week. The phrase fifth wall references a marketing campaign created by the interiors industry to encourage the addition of wallpaper to the ceiling in a home.  It is the concealment of an overhead floor, a seal of interior facing walls- … Continue reading

NAPOLEON Member Marianne Dages at the Free Library

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NAPOLEON member Marianne Dages is a in a two-person show with Emily Cucalon at the Free Library’s Central Branch this September. The show is on the 2nd floor of the Print and Picture Collection, and runs September 1st through October 12th. Stop by the opening reception on Thursday, September 4th from 5:30-7:30! More info on the show … Continue reading

Maggie Casey in the Inquirer

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Edith Newhall Reviews “Breaker” Included in the review: ‘Interchange’ at Moore and ‘zip line’ at Tiger Strikes Asteroid According to Edith Newhall, “sometimes summer means pulling out all the stops. Two solo shows on the second floor of 319 N. 11th St. are prime examples.” In the review, Edith Newhall recognizes that Maggie Casey’s “methods … Continue reading

TheArtBlog reviews Perfect Lovers

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Tyler McPhee’s Show receives acclaim from TheArtBlog.org Michael Carroll Reviews ‘Perfect Lovers’ In the review, Michael Carroll praises McPhee. “Throughout the show, McPhee tactfully weaves an open narrative within each of his works, then leaves the viewer to unravel the story.” He goes on to say: Altogether, Perfect Lovers reads as a biographic showcase of … Continue reading

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 … 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

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