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Video Documentation of “Switch”

Video Documentation by Jaime Alvarez of Kris Strawser’s exhibition, Switch from May 2014.

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Translating History: Lewis Colburn in Title Magazine

Untitled (Set for a Homestead) 2011, 2014, Installation view from Force Field Project There’s an excellent article written by Christa DiMarco at Title Magazine  about Napoleon Member Lewis Colburn’s large scale environmental installations and sculptures. The piece takes an interesting look at the ideas that drive Colburn’s work, in particular history’s decisions to monumentalize or to forget. Centennial (American … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON members mentioned in Inquirer review of Woodmere Annual

NAPOLEON members Christina P. Day and H. John Thompson both have work in the 73rd Woodmere Annual, and critic Edith Newhall mentioned both works in her review for the Inquirer: McEneaney’s taste in sculpture would seem to run to the small and representational, judging from the three sculptures she selected: H. John Thompson’s disorienting wood reconstructions of … Continue reading

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Maggie Casey: Breaker

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

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NAPOLEON Member H. John Thompson at Abington Art Center

The work of NAPOLEON member H. John Thompson has been included in the sculpture park at Abington Art Center.  Originally seen in his solo exhibition in June 2012 at NAPOLEON, “Other Pieces of Spaces“ Thompson’s suburban obelisks have found a new home along the wooded paths at 515 Meetinghouse Road in Jenkintown, PA.  For more … Continue reading

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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 ipcny.org, and an illustrated exhibition checklist is available here. The exhibition runs through July 1st.

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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

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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

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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

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