Eyelash Shrimp, Elephant Ears (detail) 2016 Mixed media on cut paper, 22" x 17" x 2"

Embracing the Inundating Wash of Excess: Amy Boone-McCreesh’s “I Come in Peace” at NAPOLEON: An Essay by Evan Laudenslager

Embracing the Inundating Wash of Excess: Amy Boone-McCreesh’s “I Come in Peace” at NAPOLEON An Essay by Evan Laudenslager Imagery, like memories at their most crisp, is familiar to us and yet still always divergent from its potent inspirators. Slowly slipping into the abyss of time, through reproduction and retelling, the imagery that we create … Continue reading

Amy Boone McCreesh, detail of Peony Tombstone, mixed media on cut paper, 2015

Amy Boone-McCreesh: I Come in Peace

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

Blossoms, airbrushed acrylic and polypropylene on archival photograph, 
17” x 20”, 2016

Ritual Incorporated: An essay on Sascha Hughes-Caley’s Negotiations with the Other Side by Roksana Filipowska

Ritual Incorporated: An essay on Sascha Hughes-Caley’s Negotiations with the Other Side by Roksana Filipowska Since 1945, a monumental bronze sculpture of the hypnotist Abbé Faria punctuates the old Government Secretariat in Panaji, the Indian state of Goa. Known as a pioneer of the scientific study of hypnotism, Abbé Faria was a Catholic monk who … Continue reading

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

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