Rebecca Tennenbaum: Everything Has a Function

Rebecca Tennenbaum   Everything Has a Function   6.7.19 – 6.23.19   What is gained by interfacing with an extension of yourself? What do you get from staring into a two way mirror knowing you are also on the other side? Everything Has a Function is a show title and a description. Rebecca Tennenbaum imagines … Continue reading

THE COMPLETE SUBJECT   She loved most of all the paintings of the Dutch still life masters and specifically the ways they depicted lemons. Lemons alone could move her to tears, joy and emotional depth. Anywhere she could go and observe any painting of a lemon, no matter how small, she went. Standing for hours … Continue reading

Lydia Rosenberg : The Complete Subject

Lydia Rosenberg The Complete Subject May 3rd – May 26th, 2019   The complete subject, is part of an ongoing project that considers the act of writing a fiction-novel-in-progress as a manual for exploring forms of representation as they transition from one state to another. In this exhibition, Lydia Rosenberg records the shifts from fruit to painting to text and back … Continue reading

Supermarket Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety, By Bridget A. Purcell

Supermarket Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety, By Bridget A. Purcell An Essay on New Works by Chelsea Tinklenberg Cabbages on wheels and suspended from cables, vegetables unearthed from a white pedestal, or dripping from a faucet, frozen in time and space in all manner of impossible relationships. These are just a few of the … Continue reading

Chelsea Tinklenberg: CULTIVATION

Chelsea Tinklenberg CULTIVATION April 5th-27th 2019 NAPOLEON is pleased to present CULTIVATION, a solo exhibition of new sculptural works by artist Chelsea Tinklenberg. Tinklenberg’s kinetic and sculptural works explore imaginative relationships between objects and their functions, playing on the precarious relationship between utility and futility. http://www.chelseatinklenberg.com Opening Reception: First Friday, April 5th, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: April … Continue reading

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: but like forever

Christina Kerns

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

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