Reflect/Collect: An Essay on the Ones We Know

Reflect/Collect: An Essay On The Ones We Know The One You Know brings together all ten NAPOLEON artists, each of whom have chosen a guest artist whose work resonates with their own. Artists are generally viewed as makers but we also fit the opposing impulse with just as much passion; we are also collectors. For … Continue reading

The One You Know

Hosted by NoBA Art Space and Gallery 200 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 The One You Know brings together all ten NAPOLEON artists, each of whom have chosen a guest artist whose work resonates with their own. Artists are generally viewed as makers but we also fit the opposing impulse with just as much … Continue reading

Call For Entries: IMMIGRATION NOW at PSU Abington

DEADLINE EXTENDED NAPOLEON members Daniel Oliva and H. John Thompson are co-curating an exhibition scheduled to be on view at the Penn State Abington College Art Gallery in January and February of 2018. Below is a prospectus with information on how to apply. The application is FREE! Submissions are due October 20th. IMMIGRATION NOW January … Continue reading

Joan Oh: SHOE AVENUE

A solo-exhibition by Joan Oh THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD AT PILOT PROJECTS 1719 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 NAPOLEON, in conjunction with Pilot Projects, is pleased to announce SHOE AVENUE. Joan Oh’s first solo show of new photographs and ceramic sculptures will examine the phenomenon of hypebeast culture and advertising within an online … Continue reading

Suspended Polarities in Nick Fagan’s Too Busy to 86, an essay by Ramey Mize

Suspended Polarities in Nick Fagan’s Too Busy to 86 An essay by Ramey Mize A dark arabesque of text and image engraved on foam, entitled Too Busy to 86  by Nick Fagan, considers the reticence of suicide as well as the clamor of questions that occur to those in its wake. This piece, a memorial … Continue reading

NAPOLEON & 319 N. 11th Street Closed Until Further Notice

NAPOLEON is sad to announce the news that in the early morning hours of June 27th a fire in a stairway of 319 N. 11th Street caused the building to close until further notice. Thankfully there were no injuries and everyone is safe. Updates will be given via our website and social media as we … Continue reading

Nick Fagan: MOURN

A solo-exhibition by Nick Fagan Winner of the NAPOLEON 2017 Open Call THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD AT 990 SPRING GARDEN STREET MOURN is a recent body of work about suicide. Fagan’s paintings and sculptures consider the different roles people play in personal tragedies. Each work looks at a new facet of the experience, from personally … Continue reading

KATIE KATIE, An interview with Katie Locke by Nora Mapp

N: I read that Nabokov story you gave me after our last conversation. I keep thinking about the basket of assorted fruit jellies that the parents of this boy or young man decide on as a birthday present at the beginning of “Signs and Symbols”. What do you get someone who reads portents into everything? … Continue reading

Katie Locke: KATIE KATIE

KATIE KATIE A solo-exhibition by new NAPOLEON member Katie Locke This exhibition uses a childhood still life as a portal to a moment of clarity. This access generates new and uncanny embodiments of this object, with each iteration discovering something originally unknown. Opening Reception First Friday, June 2nd 6pm – 10pm NAPOLEON 319 N 11th … Continue reading

Marianne Dages : : Huldra Press @PHLArtBookFair, Fri-Sat, May 5 + 6!

NAPOLEON-member, Marianne Dages :: Huldra Press to debut Objects of Unknown Use this weekend at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair. A new book, written, designed, printed (letterpress and risograph) and bound by Marianne herself – this is not to be missed! Catch her @PHLArtBookFair this Friday and Saturday at Twelve 27 (1227 N 4th Street, Philadelphia,PA) with … Continue reading

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