Shane Darwent : Southside All Stars

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Southside All Stars A solo-exhibition by Shane Darwent, curated by Napoleon member Marianne Dages In Southside All Stars, litter-dappled grass becomes a painterly celebration of grotesque beauty. Colorful, plastic still-lives are like empty sets, ripe with possible narratives. Darwent draws inspiration from the semi-urban landscape of his Chattanooga neighborhood and presents photographs and sculptures that encourage us to contemplate the role of … Continue reading

Eunjung Park: Shelf Life

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Shelf Life A solo-show by our Fourth Open Call Winner Eunjung Park Eunjung Park is interested in the sense of ‘rightness’ people strive for when arranging the objects and spaces around them–from furniture in a room to knick-knacks on a coffee table.  Using the shelf as a symbol for the spaces in which such arrangements … Continue reading

Matthew Colaizzo: Locality

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Locality An Exhibition of New Work by Matthew Colaizzo, Curated by NAPOLEON member H. John Thompson Locality, a solo exhibition by Matthew Colaizzo, is an exploration of landscape through woodblock prints. Incorporating the grain of the wood, these large-scale works are made through a hand-printed process using multiple blocks. Colaizzo’s prints are inspired by dirt piles … Continue reading

Thomas Dexter: TIME(AFTER)TIME

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Thomas Dexter: TIME(AFTER)TIME Recent Video Works by Artist Thomas Dexter Curated by NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day Dexter’s films explore temporality and representation against the backdrop of the digital present. Utilizing found footage, extensively re-timed and densely composited, TIME(AFTER)TIME imagines a digital eternalism that collapses linear narrative and spatial hierarchies into an endlessly cycling present-tense. … Continue reading

Cyclic: Alexis Nutini, Bonnie Kissinger, Mike Gamble, and Sean Goldinger

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Cyclic An exhibition by NAPOLEON member Alexis Nutini and Philadelphia-based artists Bonnie Kissinger, Mike Gamble, and Sean Goldinger The artists experiment with variables for printmaking collaboration through methods of communication, arrangement, presentation, and the roles of command versus compromise. A series of action and response, decision and chance, collaboration and delegation shape the trajectory of … Continue reading

Daniel Petraitis: Equal Hand

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Equal Hand An exhibition of new work by Philadelphia-based artist Daniel Petraitis curated by NAPOLEON founder Leslie Friedman Pulled directly from the world around him, reconfigured in the studio, and placed discretely in the gallery, Equal Hand is Daniel Petraitis’s expression of the equality of objects. Working as a craftsman, artist, and fabricator, Petraitis knows that the perceived value … Continue reading

Patrick Coughlin: Tools of Trade

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Tools of Trade New Work by Patrick Coughlin Curated by Napoleon Member Jordan Rockford Tools of Trade is both elegy and ballad, depicting the hidden beauty and value in the knowledge of the process by which things are made. The act of making becomes a sensual performance of our collective heritage delving into the permeable … Continue reading

Marianne Dages: Distant Operator

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Distant Operator AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY NAPOLEON MEMBER MARIANNE DAGES Chance, repetition, and hidden names. In this series of works on paper and object assemblage, the artist acts as distant operator, finding the connection between esoteric myth and private thought. Opening Reception Second Friday, January 9th* 6pm – 10pm NAPOLEON
 319 N 11th Street, 2L
 Philadelphia, PA Exhibition … Continue reading

UNDERSTUDY: Peter Cotroneo, Alex Ibsen, Brad Jamula, and Mark Martinez

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UNDERSTUDY A One-Night Happening with Performance, Installation, and Video by Peter Cotroneo, Alex Ibsen, Brad Jamula, and Mark Martinez Finally, America is engaging in a long-overdue conversation about feminism and gender identity, widening the range of possible answers to what women and gender-nonconformists can be. But what does broadening gender expectations do to men as they contemplate … Continue reading

Lewis Colburn: On This Site

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On This Site A new project by NAPOLEON member Lewis Colburn A historical marker sprouts out of the pavement like a bright-colored non sequitur: something happened here, but it clearly isn’t happening now. On This Site proposes a different kind of marker, the placement of which is itself an historic event. Opening Reception First Friday, … Continue reading

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