July Open Call 2017

Our Sixth Open Call! Apply in April for a show in July 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 … Continue reading

F(L)AT

F(L)AT Napoleon and Tiger Strikes Asteroid are pleased to present F(L)AT, featuring artworks by members of the artist-run gallery, SOIL, located in Seattle, WA. F(L)AT – Flat or Fat, is a response to the complications of shipping artwork across the country. The members of SOIL were tasked with creating artwork that could ship flat and … Continue reading

F(L)AT : AN ESSAY BY THE MEMBERS OF SOIL

Napoleon and Tiger Strikes Asteroid are pleased to present F(L)AT, featuring artworks by members of the artist-run gallery SOIL, located in Seattle, Washington. F(L)AT – Flat or Fat – is a response to the complications of shipping artwork across the country. The members of SOIL were tasked with creating artwork that could ship flat and … Continue reading

Sink, Swim, or Float: Ava Hassinger, Katie Locke, Daniel Oliva and Ricardo Zapata at NAPOLEON

Sink, Swim, or Float: Ava Hassinger, Katie Locke, Daniel Oliva and Ricardo Zapata at NAPOLEON An essay by Samantha Mitchell Floating is an act both active and passive. To float is a natural function of the human body, and one that in more turbulent waters can require a profound struggle. If the current climate in this … Continue reading

float

A  group exhibition by new NAPOLEON members Ava Hassinger, Katie Locke, Daniel Oliva and Ricardo Zapata NAPOLEON welcomes its newest members with a group exhibition entitled float, accompanied with an essay by Samantha Mitchell. These four artists find a common interest in the intuitive process of art making. They share a recognition that in order to … Continue reading

#J20 Art Strike: NAPOLEON Closed January 21st

In solidarity with the #J20 Art Strike and the Women’s March, NAPOLEON will be closed on Saturday, January 21st. We will resume our regular gallery hours on Sunday, January 22nd. NAPOLEON is a collectively-run project space located in Philadelphia that strives to provide a platform for new work and new ideas.Our core values as a collective are … Continue reading

H. John Thompson’s Trouble Light: An essay by John Vick

H. John Thompson’s Trouble Light An essay by John Vick How do we find our way in the world, metaphorically speaking? Do we set a course and follow it along, confident that we will reach our destination? Do we feel out a route, navigating slowly and tentatively from a known starting point to some unknown … Continue reading

H. John Thompson: Trouble Light

Trouble Light A solo-exhibition by NAPOLEON founding member H. John Thompson On May 15, 1934 the RMS Olympic collided with and sank the LV-117, killing seven of the eleven crew members aboard. The RMS Olympic was the sister ship of the RMS Titanic and the LV-117 a light vessel moored on the Nantucket shoal to … Continue reading

Pierre Valls: “So Help Me God”

“So Help Me God” Napoleon member Nichola Kinch hosts France and Spain based artist Pierre Valls “So Help Me God” is part of the ongoing project Oaths: Aesthetic of Memory. The investigation started in Havana, Cuba, in 2016 and will travel accross America, Europe and the Middle East, during the two coming years. Oaths of enlistment in … Continue reading

Lucia Thomé in Philly Voice

Mikala Jamison talks about Lucia Thomé’s show at Napoleon opening Friday, October 7th, 6pm – 10pm “That sense of doing what’s right for yourself in the moment — staying up late in the studio just because you can, eating whatever you want, whenever you want, going with your gut in terms of your work — is … Continue reading

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