NAPOLEON Member Marianne Dages in IPCNY New Prints 2014

NAPOLEON member Marianne Dages has work at the International Print Center New York, as part of their New Prints 2014/Summer exhibition (that’s her work on the top left in the photo). For more info, please visit, and an illustrated exhibition checklist is available here. The exhibition runs through July 1st.


NAPOLEON Members in Force Field Project

NAPOLEON members Christina P. Day  and Lewis Colburn were selected to participate in Force Field Project on June 21st and June 22nd. 45 artists and collaborative teams will present installations, performances and new works over the course of the weekend at the former Jo-Mar building in northeast Philadelphia. In addition to artist projects, the event will feature live … Continue reading


NAPOLEON Members in 73rd Woodmere Annual Exhibition

  NAPOLEON members H. John Thompson and Christina P. Day were selected to be a part of The Woodmere Annual 73rd Juried Exhibition. This prestigious exhibition highlights works by contemporary artists in the Philadelphia region and will be on view June 14th – September 1st at the Woodmere Art Museum. Visit the show’s website and check out the video … Continue reading


Traveler, Not Tourist: The work of Kathryn Armstrong: An Essay by Paula Katz

Traveler, Not Tourist: The work of Kathryn Armstrong An Essay by Paula Katz “The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into … Continue reading

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Tyler McPhee: Perfect Lovers

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


Kathryn J Armstrong: Phases of Reflection

Phases of Reflection A site-responsive work by Kathryn J Armstrong organized by NAPOLEON member Marc Blumthal Phases of Reflection investigates memory as impermanent encounter that is often difficult to record. Being uncertain of what will happen next allows the artist to simultaneously leave the past, while moving towards the future. It is within this loose … Continue reading


Chip Schwartz on Switch

KnightArts Covers Kris Strawer’s Installation Chip Schwartz on our May exhibition “Switch” Schwartz starts off his review getting to the main point of Strawser’s exhibition when he says, “Neckties are as much a garment as they are a symbol.” He goes on to describe “the interior of Napoleon” as looking “as much like a sketchbook … Continue reading


Kris Strawser: Switch @ Napoleon: a recap by Marianne Dages

    Currently on view at Napoleon, Kris Strawser’s installation “Switch,” accompanied by a thoughtful essay by Nancy Mahl that addresses the social history of the tie. White silk ties stand suspended in motion, paper fragments and bristles emerge from cut-like slits in the wall, like a living surface. Pencil scrawls of diagrams, arrows, and equations suggest a draftsman’s hand … Continue reading


On Kris Strawser’s Switch: An Essay by Nancy Mahl

On Kris Strawser’s Switch An Essay by Nancy Mahl Whether one perceives a necktie, any necktie, as a noose by which the subject may lose his agency, an arrow emphatically guiding a viewer’s attention toward the wearer’s groin, or a sartorial marker of class, it is impossible to see this simple piece of cloth as … Continue reading

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Title Magazine’s Review of “Inside Voices”

A quote from Title Magazine’s Deborah Krieger, Inside Voices, at first glance, might seem to be made up of rather disparate media: black and white photography by Tamsen Wojtanowski and textiles by C. Pazia Mannella. Yet the closer I looked, the more I was able to see visual cues and connections between such different types … Continue reading

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