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Making a Trade: A Conversation with Patrick Coughlin Interview by Jordan Rockford

Making a Trade: A Conversation with Patrick Coughlin Interview by Jordan Rockford Patrick Coughlin hails from the farm lands of western NY. He received his BFA from Syracuse University and his MFA at the University of Florida. Patrick has been a resident artist at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts where he is now an … Continue reading

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Marianne Dages in The St. Claire

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

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A Toast to Us!

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

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

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

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Snow Coldy, Philadelphia

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

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July Open Call 2015–Announcing $200 Honorarium

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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Liza Coviello’s Interview with devynn emory published in Contact Quarterly

An interview by NAPOLEON member and curator Liza Coviello with choreographer and performer devynn emory was published this month in Contact Quarterly, a dance and improvisation journal. In September 2014, the interview and video documentation of emory’s dance works were exhibited at NAPOLEON under the title Personal Public: On Gender Variance in Performance Art. You can find a link to a … Continue reading

Distant Operator Time Lapse: January 16th, 2015

Sunday, January 16, 2015 2:30 – 3:30pm

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Distant Operator reviewed in Geist Magazine

New member Marianne Dages‘ show Distant Operator was reviewed in Geist Magazine. Writing for the magazine, Evan Paul Laudenslager explains: Marianne Dages has achieved something decidedly difficult in Distant Operator at Napoleon–a body of work that is highly theoretical and still manages to be aesthetically pleasing with little effort.   Translation is the central point of the … Continue reading

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Patrick Coughlin: Tools of Trade

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

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