still from Bow, 2016, Video, 01:28

Sascha Hughes-Caley: Negotiations with the Other Side

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


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


Brecht and Talevski: Proposals for Monuments: An Essay By Michelle Cade

Brecht and Talevski: Proposals for Monuments An Essay By Michelle Cade In 1938, Bertolt Brecht penned the words to the poem The God of War. This was just one of Brecht’s many poems about war, and with good reason. As a prominent Marxist playwright, Brecht feared persecution from the Nazi regime and fled Germany in … 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

Leslie Friedman, Go Home, wallpaper pasted digital laser prints, site specific dimension, 2015-16.

Inside and Outside: An Essay on Leslie Friedman’s Go Home by Deborah Krieger

Inside and Outside An essay on Leslie Friedman’s Go Home By Deborah Krieger What does it mean to feel at home? For home to be a place that doesn’t seem to particularly want you? For home to be transitory and impermanent? To be an outsider? I ponder these questions as I meet Leslie Friedman for … 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

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