The Soft Inside Meets the Hard World: Kay Healy’s What is Real: An Essay by Daniel Oliva


The Soft Inside Meets the Hard World: Kay Healy’s ‘What is Real’ An Essay by Daniel Oliva A Kay Healy wall relief would not hurt you if it fell off the wall and landed against your body. Her stuffed textile sculptures hide their hanging hardware and sometimes appear to hover, like memories, and they promise … Continue reading

May Brings Change


May Brings Change We say goodbye to two beloved NAPOLEON members, Jordan Rockford and Christina P. Day, and hello to three new members, Tamara Suber, James Maurelle, and Nichola Kinch. We have bittersweet news to share about some important changes to NAPOLEON’s roster. Two of our most active and beloved members are ending their tenure … Continue reading

Lewis Colburn’s Scenes for Empty Rooms


Lewis Colburn’s Scenes for Empty Rooms at Glen Foerd on the Delaware   Opening reception Sunday, April 24th, 3-5pm On view April 9th, 2016 through April 9th, 2017 This project is the result of a residency at Glen Foerd, during which Lewis Colburn captured 3D scans of architectural details in the mansion. Using these scans, in combination with … Continue reading

Kay Healy: What is Real


What is Real NAPOLEON member Alexis Nutini hosts Philadelphia Artist Kay Healy What is Real is an exhibition of stuffed, screen printed, painted and sewn representational and appropriated objects. Fabric figures combined with still life objects illustrate specific stories and create surreal narratives. In this recent series Healy utilizes templates of hands, legs, busts, and … Continue reading

July Open Call 2016


Our Fifth July Open Call! Your chance to have a solo-show at NAPOLEON 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 … Continue reading

Live Performance ‘Collapsing Monument’ April 1st


Live Performance ‘Collapsing Monument’ April 1st NAPOLEON is pleased to announce additional programming to Ivanco Talevski’s Proposals for Monuments exhibition will be taking place during the opening reception, April 1st! A live performance entitled Collapsing Monument by Vasko Dukovski will begin at  9pm inside the gallery space.  Collapsing Monument is a performance, manifested in sound, … Continue reading

Ivanco Talevski: Proposals for Monuments


Proposals for Monuments NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day hosts Philadelphia artist Ivanco Talevski Proposals for Monuments will exhibit a collection of drawings, etchings, and paintings that catalog Talevski’s response to phenomena he struggles to understand daily. Talevski’s work catalogues a range of observations about the asinine side of human behavior from trivial annoyances to colossal injustices. In … Continue reading

NAPOLEON Exhibition at COOP Gallery in Nashville, TN


As Fields of Resonance opens at NAPOLEON here in Philadelphia in January, there will be another exhibition opening at COOP Gallery in Nashville, TN. We are so pleased to be participating in a month-long gallery exchange with the members of COOP and to present: Far More Real  An exhibition by NAPOLEON members, hosted by COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN Marc Blumthal … Continue reading

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Images from Temporary Shelter


Images from Temporary Shelter An installation featuring Christina P. Day, Leslie Friedman, and Tamsen Wojtanowski From Artist-Run, Satellite Show, Miami Art Week, December 1-6, 2015. Room 203 of the Ocean Terrace Hotel. Photographs by Elisa Gabor, 2015.

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