Suspended Polarities in Nick Fagan’s Too Busy to 86, an essay by Ramey Mize

Suspended Polarities in Nick Fagan’s Too Busy to 86 An essay by Ramey Mize A dark arabesque of text and image engraved on foam, entitled Too Busy to 86  by Nick Fagan, considers the reticence of suicide as well as the clamor of questions that occur to those in its wake. This piece, a memorial … Continue reading

NAPOLEON & 319 N. 11th Street Closed Until Further Notice

NAPOLEON is sad to announce the news that in the early morning hours of June 27th a fire in a stairway of 319 N. 11th Street caused the building to close until further notice. Thankfully there were no injuries and everyone is safe. Updates will be given via our website and social media as we … Continue reading

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

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