Christina Kerns

Apply! Our 8th Annual OPEN CALL!

Apply! Our 8th Annual Open Call! Win a solo exhibition in Summer 2019! Every year, during the month of July, NAPOLEON presents a solo-exhibition selected by our members from a pool of applicants collected through an open call. We are interested in exhibiting work that is new to our Philadelphia audience, that takes risks, and makes good use of our small … Continue reading

Christina Kerns

Christina Kerns: but like forever

Christina Kerns but like forever March 1 – 24, 2019 EXHIBITION ESSAY BY KATE ABERCROMBIE Recently a friend asked if I collected rocks. My answer was no, but immediately I wished I had, thinking of a lost rock I had picked up years ago in Maine that was exactly palm size. Their question was generous, … Continue reading

Eidolons of Place: Bonnie Levinthal’s Another World at NAPOLEON

Eidolons of Place: Bonnie Levinthal’s Another World at NAPOLEON an essay by Marianne Dages Bonnie Levinthal is recently back from The Arctic Circle, which is both an artist residency and region that share the same name. I’ve come to her home to meet and talk about her work and the time she spent aboard a … Continue reading

Bonnie Levinthal: Another World; by a route obscure…

Another World by a route obscure… A solo-exhibition by Bonnie Levinthal Another World features a body of new works made in reflection of Levinthal’s experience during The Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard Norway in October of 2018. In this exhibition, images serve as open-ended explorations of places and spaces, both mental and physical. Melding observation … Continue reading

Phaedra Call: Flowers at Dark

Phaedra Call Flowers at Dark January 4 – 27 Of what nature are you speaking?  Of that which you term light, I replied.  Noble is the bond which links together sight and visibility, and great beyond other bonds by no small difference of nature; for light is their bond, and light is no ignoble thing. … Any … Continue reading

SOFT SYNTH + BIGHT BOUND

The works of Angela Lopez, Emma Oslé and José Santiago Pérez come together toward an equation called SOFT SYNTH + BIGHT BOUND. This is a room of seemingly surface contradictions- knotty lines that are meant to dance, a rough hand across a plush material, smooth continuity of natural fibers that move in order to contain. … Continue reading

SOFT SYNTH + BIGHT BOUND

    SOFT SYNTH + BIGHT BOUND | AN EXHIBITION BY HEATHER RAQUEL PHILLIPS Works by Angela Lopez, Emma Oslé & José Santiago-Pérez   12.7 – 12.21, 2018 Opening Reception: First Friday, December 7th, 6 PM – 10PM   The somatosensory system is a network of nerve endings within the dermis & epidermis of the … Continue reading

Daniel Oliva’s Home Economics

Daniel Oliva’s Home Economics an essay by Andrea Kirsh Daniel Oliva employs an accessible visual language that reflects the breadth of his subject – nothing less than the state of the nation. He makes a plea to understand the injustices of the past as a foundation upon which to build a just future. His newest body of … Continue reading

Daniel Oliva: White Constructions

White Constructions A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER DANIEL OLIVA Exhibition Dates: 11.2.2018 ­– 11.25.2018 Opening Reception: First Friday, November 2, 6pm – 10pm White Constructions is a solo exhibition by NAPOLEON member Daniel Oliva and explores the history of racial segregation and inequality in American housing. The work approaches the issue by focusing on mid-Twentieth Century … Continue reading

Notes on the NAVA Diagram

Notes on the NAVA Diagram By Asha Sheshadri September 2018 We Might Consider these rhetorical questions, from one friend to another: do you feel a unique and distinct panic when language suddenly seems to fail you when times are most urgent (if so) with this panic, do you feel the weight of the capsized vessel (the … Continue reading

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