‘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

Social Justice Sunday: A Gallery Made a Demand and Everyone Graciously Responded

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Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are undoubtedly aware of the of the case of Eric Garner. The grand jury decision handed down on December 4th, 2014, spawned a nationwide outrage over the proliferation of police violence leading to an endless number of public responses – most often protests. One group, however, … Continue reading

Snow Coldy, Philadelphia

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While sitting for Marianne Dages, Distant Operator, currently on view at NAPOLEON, I came across these photographs at Feature Shoot which I found incredibly fitting; to the work, to the weather, to late-January filled with escapism dreams. A set of three by Alex Cornell of an extremely rare flipped iceberg off Antarctica.     This … Continue reading

July Open Call 2015–Announcing $200 Honorarium

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Our Fourth July Open Call! Your chance to have a solo-show at NAPOLEON Apply in April for a show in July Every year, during the month of July, NAPOLEON presents a solo-exhibition selected by our ten members from a pool of applicants collected through an open call. We are interested in exhibiting work that is … Continue reading

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