The Archive Is Trending


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”


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


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”


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

Tamsen Wojtanowski

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

Mary Ellen Mark

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

The things we leave behind

for strangers each other.

NAPOLEON Members at the Center for Art in Wood

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Nine of NAPOLEON’s members are participating in Other Selections, an exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. A total of 18 local artists, including members of NAPOLEON, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Vox Populi and McCartney-Belknap, created new works in response to objects in the Center’s extensive collection. Other Selections opens on First Friday, May 1st with … Continue reading

ART FOR SALE: Priceless and cheap.


Yes, you too can own a beautiful sculpture by Auguste Rodin, the great (if misogynistic) French artist! By browsing your local Craigslist, the possibility of refining your living room and creating the penultimate setting for cocktail parties with priceless art is just a few clicks away. Check out this listing – as reported by … Continue reading

a cyclic year


Gallery sitting today for Cyclic, a collaborative show organized by Alexis Nutini, and featuring the work of Alexis, Mike Gamble, Sean Goldinger, and Bonnie Kissinger, I realized it’s been a year since I’ve been a member of Napoleon. A year! And the first exhibition I gallery sat for was Alexis’s exhibition, Chrysalis. Cyclic indeed… The … Continue reading

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