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

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

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