Katie Locke: KATIE KATIE

KATIE KATIE A solo-exhibition by new NAPOLEON member Katie Locke This exhibition uses a childhood still life as a portal to a moment of clarity. This access generates new and uncanny embodiments of this object, with each iteration discovering something originally unknown. Opening Reception First Friday, June 2nd 6pm – 10pm NAPOLEON 319 N 11th … Continue reading

Marianne Dages : : Huldra Press @PHLArtBookFair, Fri-Sat, May 5 + 6!

NAPOLEON-member, Marianne Dages :: Huldra Press to debut Objects of Unknown Use this weekend at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair. A new book, written, designed, printed (letterpress and risograph) and bound by Marianne herself – this is not to be missed! Catch her @PHLArtBookFair this Friday and Saturday at Twelve 27 (1227 N 4th Street, Philadelphia,PA) with … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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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