Leslie Friedman: Go Home

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


HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: On Evan Paul English’s CAMOUFLAGED, An Essay by Liza Coviello

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: On Evan Paul English’s CAMOUFLAGED An Essay by Liza Coviello When discussing his work, Evan Paul English often refers to the relationship between public and private. He uses terms like exposed and veiled, as though the process of painting self-portraits at once reveals more of himself than he might be comfortable … Continue reading

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Evan Paul English: CAMOUFLAGED

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

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Fields of Resonance: An essay by Lutz Koepnick for COOP Collective

Fields of Resonance An essay by Lutz Koepnick Resonance is first and foremost a concept associated with the world of acoustics. It describes how the vibrations of one object can create reverberations in another, how seemingly invisible sound waves touch upon and activate neighboring matter. A string’s tone would have little effect on the listener without … 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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COOP Collective at NAPOLEON: Fields of Resonance

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

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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.


NAPOLEON mentioned on NewsWorks WHYY

NAPOLEON mentioned on NewsWorks WHYY Peter Crimmins on Artist-Run by Tiger Strikes Asteroid On the radio and on the web, Peter Crimmins reports on how “Some Philadelphia collectives find creative way to take part in Miami Art Week.” Talking to Mark Brosseau of Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia, Natessa Amin of FJORD, and Leslie Friedman from … Continue reading


Closing Reception for Jaime Alvarez: Farthest From Earth

  Jaime Alvarez: Farthest From Earth Closing Reception Friday, December 11th from 6-8pm Jaime Alvarez’s installation Farthest From Earth is on view to the public for the first time at the brand new gallery at Penn State Abington. A closing reception will be held on Friday, December 11th from 6-8pm. This is your last chance to see … Continue reading

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