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Lucia Thomé: Solo Summer

Solo Summer Napoleon member H. John Thompson hosts Philadelphia artist Lucia Thomé ‘Solo Summer’ is a body of work mostly made during the summer months of 2016. The works are vignettes of experiences and memories both made and imagined from a summer spent alone. The solo-ness of this summer is an adventure into independence in which … Continue reading

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September First Friday: Scott Pennington on the Viaduct

First Friday on September 2nd, 2016 will feature an expansion of NAPOLEON’s exhibitions. Electro-Duct by Scott Pennington, a one-night installation on the Reading viaduct directly across from 319 North 11th Street, will be viewable and visitable from 6pm – 10pm. Scott Pennington is a Baltimore-based artist specializing in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works. Drawing … Continue reading

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A Call and Response for the Digital Age: Thinking about 3: Nichola Kinch, James Maurelle, and Tamara Suber: An Essay by Matt Singer

A Call and Response for the Digital Age: Thinking about 3: Nichola Kinch, James Maurelle, and Tamara Suber An Essay by Matt Singer Three, nor 3, does not a backlash make. But it is statement in matter that matters. Unbeknownst to one another, and in ways as varied as they are alluring, Nichola Kinch, James … Continue reading

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SAY SOMETHING

Dread Scott, “A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday” (2015), nylon, 84 x 52 1/2 in, is now hanging outside Jack Shainman Gallery on West 20th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. We all have a voice, and we all have an audience, whether it’s big or small. Choose how you want to use yours. Art can be a change-maker.

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3 : Nichola Kinch, James Maurelle, and Tamara Suber

3 A three-person exhibition of work by NAPOLEON’s newest members Nichola Kinch, James Maurelle, and Tamara Suber NAPOLEON is excited to introduce its audience to these artists and their work. Using a combination of historical and contemporary technologies Nichola Kinch constructs poetic and fantastical objects and installations that explore image production as a metaphor for … Continue reading

Eyelash Shrimp, Elephant Ears (detail) 2016 Mixed media on cut paper, 22" x 17" x 2"

Embracing the Inundating Wash of Excess: Amy Boone-McCreesh’s “I Come in Peace” at NAPOLEON: An Essay by Evan Laudenslager

Embracing the Inundating Wash of Excess: Amy Boone-McCreesh’s “I Come in Peace” at NAPOLEON An Essay by Evan Laudenslager Imagery, like memories at their most crisp, is familiar to us and yet still always divergent from its potent inspirators. Slowly slipping into the abyss of time, through reproduction and retelling, the imagery that we create … Continue reading

Amy Boone McCreesh, detail of Peony Tombstone, mixed media on cut paper, 2015

Amy Boone-McCreesh: I Come in Peace

I Come in Peace A solo-exhibition by Baltimore-based artist Amy Boone-McCreesh, winner of the NAPOLEON 2016 Open Call I Come in Peace is an exhibition that creates a maximal immersive environment through the use of an embellished visual vocabulary.  The human desire to demarcate important moments in history is a timeless act, and yet decoration is so commonly associated … Continue reading

Blossoms, airbrushed acrylic and polypropylene on archival photograph, 
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Ritual Incorporated: An essay on Sascha Hughes-Caley’s Negotiations with the Other Side by Roksana Filipowska

Ritual Incorporated: An essay on Sascha Hughes-Caley’s Negotiations with the Other Side by Roksana Filipowska Since 1945, a monumental bronze sculpture of the hypnotist Abbé Faria punctuates the old Government Secretariat in Panaji, the Indian state of Goa. Known as a pioneer of the scientific study of hypnotism, Abbé Faria was a Catholic monk who … Continue reading

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Sascha Hughes-Caley: Negotiations with the Other Side

Negotiations with the Other Side curated by NAPOLEON member Marc Blumthal with an accompanying exhibition essay by Roksana Filipowska Negotiations with the Other Side is a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Sascha Hughes-Caley.  Her work uses humor to explore existential metaphors while comprehending the mundane and mystic. Staging shame, failure, and reenactment, the artist navigates the … Continue reading

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The Soft Inside Meets the Hard World: Kay Healy’s What is Real: An Essay by Daniel Oliva

The Soft Inside Meets the Hard World: Kay Healy’s ‘What is Real’ An Essay by Daniel Oliva A Kay Healy wall relief would not hurt you if it fell off the wall and landed against your body. Her stuffed textile sculptures hide their hanging hardware and sometimes appear to hover, like memories, and they promise … Continue reading

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