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

September First Friday: Scott Pennington on the Viaduct

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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



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.

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

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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