THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

THE TALLEST STATUE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE an essay for Boca de Lobo a solo exhibition by Ricardo Zapata 1. Let’s start at the airport you flew into, I said. It only takes a couple seconds to leave the airport and reach downtown San Juan. From there we take PR-22 west. We are heading to … Continue reading

Ricardo Zapata: Boca de Lobo

Boca de Lobo A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER RICARDO ZAPATA The wolf’s mouth is damp, hot, and extremely dark. Boca de Lobo, meaning “Mouth of the Wolf,” is a term used in Puerto Rico to describe the void of pitch-blackness. The term gained currency during the intense dark nights following the aftermath of Hurricane … Continue reading

Heather Raquel Phillips @ James Oliver Gallery

(S)Extra: Bait & Switches @ JOG James Oliver Gallery presents: (S)Extra: Bait & Switches // Works by Heather Raquel Phillips Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12th // 6-10PM May 12 – June 16 We are thrilled to present (S)Extra: Bait & Switches, multi media works by Heather Raquel Phillips. Her intimate vignettes showcase queer identities using … Continue reading

NAPOLEON New Members Show

NEW MEMBERS SHOW Phaedra Call, Christina Kerns, Heather Raquel Phillips, and Rebecca Tennenbaum NAPOLEON welcomes its newest members for our May exhibition: Phaedra Call, Christina Kerns, Heather Raquel Phillips, and Rebecca Tennenbaum. The artists cover a spectrum of the individual position, both specific through sensory and tactile experiences, and collectively within varying social constructs at large. … Continue reading

NAPOLEON Open Call! Solo Show – Summer 2018!

  Apply! Our 7th Annual Open Call! Win a solo exhibition in Summer 2018! 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 … Continue reading

NAPOLEON-Member, Tamsen Wojtanowski @ Fleisher Art Memorial, Wind Challenge Exhibition

FOMO my YOLO A Wind Challenge Exhibition By Tamsen Wojtanowski   FOMO my YOLO is a Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge exhibition and installation of experimental cyanotype prints by Tamsen Wojtanowski. Originating from a personal point of view, these prints are made to consider the chitter chatter of social media and the collision of the … Continue reading

Exhibition Essay for Ava Hassinger’s SISYPHUS

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Ava Hassinger: SISYPHUS

SISYPHUS A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER AVA HASSINGER SISYPHUS recasts the ancient myth as the frustration of our modern day technological living by examining our preoccupation with the externals of screens, devices and the networks that enfold us much like an exoskeleton.  Does the virtual shell provide a useful means to connect us or … Continue reading

Signal Boost

 Signal Boost Juan C. Giraldo Zora J. Murff & Lorenzo Triburgo   Curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi In partnership with Strange Fire Collective   In the last decade, social media platforms have quickly become engines for amplification, allowing organizing and sharing of messages on a global scale. This new tool, signal-boosting, has proven to … Continue reading

Reading & Artist’s Talk for Marianne Dages’s Into The Valley

Into the Valley: Reading & Artist’s Talk with Marianne Dages and Anne Cross Please join us Saturday, February 24th, 4-6pm for a reading and artist’s talk of the Into the Valley exhibition at NAPOLEON. Exhibiting artist Marianne Dages will read and perform selected works related to the exhibition and be joined by Anne Cross, writer … Continue reading

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