Lucia Thomé: Solo Summer

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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

3 : Nichola Kinch, James Maurelle, and Tamara Suber

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3 A three-person exhibition of work by NAPOLEON’s newest members Nichola Kinch, James Maurelle, and Tamara Suber NAPOLEON is excited to introduce its audience to these artists and their work. Using a combination of historical and contemporary technologies Nichola Kinch constructs poetic and fantastical objects and installations that explore image production as a metaphor for … Continue reading

Amy Boone-McCreesh: I Come in Peace

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I Come in Peace A solo-exhibition by Baltimore-based artist Amy Boone-McCreesh, winner of the NAPOLEON 2016 Open Call I Come in Peace is an exhibition that creates a maximal immersive environment through the use of an embellished visual vocabulary.  The human desire to demarcate important moments in history is a timeless act, and yet decoration is so commonly associated … Continue reading

Sascha Hughes-Caley: Negotiations with the Other Side

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Negotiations with the Other Side curated by NAPOLEON member Marc Blumthal with an accompanying exhibition essay by Roksana Filipowska Negotiations with the Other Side is a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Sascha Hughes-Caley.  Her work uses humor to explore existential metaphors while comprehending the mundane and mystic. Staging shame, failure, and reenactment, the artist navigates the … Continue reading

Kay Healy: What is Real

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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

Ivanco Talevski: Proposals for Monuments

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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

Leslie Friedman: Go Home

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Go Home An installation of new work by NAPOLEON founder Leslie Friedman Home is the place where we find comfort, shelter, and sanctuary. But what if you aren’t allowed to truly unpack? Go Home is an installation that explores the ache of impermanence and the universal need to settle in. Opening Reception First Friday, March … Continue reading

Evan Paul English: CAMOUFLAGED

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CAMOUFLAGED Works by Evan Paul English, curated by NAPOLEON member Liza Coviello CAMOUFLAGED, a solo exhibition of work by Evan Paul English, is an intimate exploration of the connection between subjectivity, representation, and perception. Employing a variety of processes and materials that buck traditional methods in self-portraiture and imbue sculpture with his personal nostalgia, English’s … Continue reading

COOP Collective at NAPOLEON: Fields of Resonance

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In the month of January, NAPOLEON will be participating in a month-long gallery exchange with members of the curatorial collective, COOP from Nashville, TN. COOP and NAPOLEON are pleased to present: Fields of Resonance An exhibition by members of COOP, Nashville, TN hosted by NAPOLEON Alex Blau Paul Collins Kristi Hargrove Jana Harper Ron Lambert Jonathan Rattner … Continue reading

Aim At What You See

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Aim At What You See A Photography & Printmaking Invitational Curated by the Members of NAPOLEON In Celebration of the Print Center’s Centennial In this invitational exhibition, members of NAPOLEON selected works by artists whose work they value and admire, showcasing the diverse interests of the collective. This body of selected works incidentally features a … Continue reading

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