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

H. John Thompson: Holding Our Own

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Holding Our Own AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY NAPOLEON FOUNDING MEMBER H. JOHN THOMPSON Linking the enigmatic accounts of an airline hijacker known under the alias “D.B. Cooper” and the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, Holding Our Own cites incidents of evasion and distress while contemplating a manhunt and a rescue search from … Continue reading

devynn emory’s Personal Public: On Gender Variance in Performance Art

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devynn emory’s Personal Public: On Gender Variance in Performance Art Curated by NAPOLEON member Liza Coviello September’s exhibition examines the importance of asserting gender identification in art, particularly in performance art where the body is a fundamental part of the work and the artist invites the viewer into this personal, physical space. In conversation with and … Continue reading

Maggie Casey: Breaker

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Breaker A collection of recent sculpture and installation work by Philadelphia native Maggie Casey, curated by NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day Working at the scale of the body, Breaker explores methods that take materials out of a familiar context by enhancing innate characteristics. Casey approaches her work with a hand that tests the capacities of a material, allowing outcomes to reroute … Continue reading

Tyler McPhee: Perfect Lovers

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Perfect Lovers An exhibition by this year’s open call winner Tyler McPhee Inspired by Bas Jan Ader’s fateful transatlantic voyage, McPhee creates five pieces that rework romantic depictions of love, longing, death, and reincarnation in the maritime environment. Opening Reception Second Friday, July 11th 6pm – 10pm NAPOLEON 319 N 11th Street, 2L Philadelphia, PA … Continue reading

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