Programming in September: Sascha Hughes-Caley: Unfinished Crown

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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

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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??!!

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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

The Archive Is Trending

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The Archive Is Trending Join the members of NAPOLEON for a night of programming at PAFA in response to their show-within-a-show in PAFA’s main gallery exhibit Traction Company. What is the role of the archive in the age of social media? How do we record our achievements and experiences, collections and contributions, so that they … Continue reading

Title Magazine reviews Matthew Colaizzo’s “Locality”

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Steve Basel reviews the work of Matthew Colaizzo in “near and far: Locality at Napoleon Gallery” In his review of the June 2015 exhibition, Steve Basel writes: “…we are left to contemplate and readdress is the “ordinary” – one that is as ever-present as the skies, common as the universe, unique as the grain of wood, and as … Continue reading

NAPOLEON at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

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NAPOLEON at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Our buddies at Traction Company invite NAPOLEON to do an exhibition within their exhibition at PAFA We couldn’t be more honored to be included and excited for our dance partners, Traction Company, for this huge accomplishment. From the PAFA website: Traction Company is a 12-person artist collective … Continue reading

KnightArts Covers “Locality”

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Chip Schwartz reviews Locality in “The raw yet refined reflections of Matthew Colaizzo.” In his review of the June 2015 exhibition, Chip Schwartz writes: “Taking cues from zen-inspired landscapes and Japanese printmaking masters like Hokusai, Colaizzo does not seek to dutifully recreate the locations he references, nor does he conceptualize his representations beyond what they are. … Continue reading

Napoleon Member Included in HAFNY’s Group Show 45: New Jack City

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Napoleon member, Tamsen Wojtanowski, has been included in the Humble Arts Foundation’s Group Show 45: New Jack City. From the show announcement written by HAFNY’s founders, Amani Olu and Jon Feinstein: group show 45: New Jack City explores one of the most common challenges we often hear when speaking with photographers living and working in … Continue reading

In Memory: Mary Ellen Mark

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POEM BY MAYA ANGELOU I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy. Some declare their lives are lived as true profundity, and others claim they really live the real reality. The variety of our skin tones can confuse, bemuse, delight, brown and pink and beige … Continue reading

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