Joan Oh: SHOE AVENUE

A solo-exhibition by Joan Oh THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD AT PILOT PROJECTS 1719 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 NAPOLEON, in conjunction with Pilot Projects, is pleased to announce SHOE AVENUE. Joan Oh’s first solo show of new photographs and ceramic sculptures will examine the phenomenon of hypebeast culture and advertising within an online … Continue reading

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

Nick Fagan: MOURN

A solo-exhibition by Nick Fagan Winner of the NAPOLEON 2017 Open Call THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD AT 990 SPRING GARDEN STREET MOURN is a recent body of work about suicide. Fagan’s paintings and sculptures consider the different roles people play in personal tragedies. Each work looks at a new facet of the experience, from personally … Continue reading

KATIE KATIE, An interview with Katie Locke by Nora Mapp

N: I read that Nabokov story you gave me after our last conversation. I keep thinking about the basket of assorted fruit jellies that the parents of this boy or young man decide on as a birthday present at the beginning of “Signs and Symbols”. What do you get someone who reads portents into everything? … 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

Rich Hogan and Lauren Rosenthal McManus

Rich Hogan and Lauren Rosenthal McManus NAPOLEON is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition of works by Rich Hogan and Lauren Rosenthal. This exhibition pairs two artists pursuing investigations that consider human understanding of and interaction within the landscape. Processes are physically, visually, and historically layered to coax us into a deeper conversation with our environment. … Continue reading

Lighted Geographies: Space, Memory, and Knowledge in Lauren Rosenthal’s Topographies and Rich Hogan’s Untitled, Photographs – An Essay by Hilary R. Whitham

Rich Hogan, Untitled (1), 2016, 44″ x 56″, Archival Inkjet Print In his 1994 essay, Felix in Exile: Geography of Memory, South African artist William Kentridge writes, “The landscape hides its history. The general nature of terrain and landscape as image is to appear as fact. […] I am really interested in the terrain’s hiding … 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

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