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

F(L)AT

F(L)AT Napoleon and Tiger Strikes Asteroid are pleased to present F(L)AT, featuring artworks by members of the artist-run gallery, SOIL, located in Seattle, WA. F(L)AT – Flat or Fat, is a response to the complications of shipping artwork across the country. The members of SOIL were tasked with creating artwork that could ship flat and … Continue reading

F(L)AT : AN ESSAY BY THE MEMBERS OF SOIL

Napoleon and Tiger Strikes Asteroid are pleased to present F(L)AT, featuring artworks by members of the artist-run gallery SOIL, located in Seattle, Washington. F(L)AT – Flat or Fat – is a response to the complications of shipping artwork across the country. The members of SOIL were tasked with creating artwork that could ship flat and … Continue reading

Sink, Swim, or Float: Ava Hassinger, Katie Locke, Daniel Oliva and Ricardo Zapata at NAPOLEON

Sink, Swim, or Float: Ava Hassinger, Katie Locke, Daniel Oliva and Ricardo Zapata at NAPOLEON An essay by Samantha Mitchell Floating is an act both active and passive. To float is a natural function of the human body, and one that in more turbulent waters can require a profound struggle. If the current climate in this … Continue reading

float

A  group exhibition by new NAPOLEON members Ava Hassinger, Katie Locke, Daniel Oliva and Ricardo Zapata NAPOLEON welcomes its newest members with a group exhibition entitled float, accompanied with an essay by Samantha Mitchell. These four artists find a common interest in the intuitive process of art making. They share a recognition that in order to … Continue reading

#J20 Art Strike: NAPOLEON Closed January 21st

In solidarity with the #J20 Art Strike and the Women’s March, NAPOLEON will be closed on Saturday, January 21st. We will resume our regular gallery hours on Sunday, January 22nd. NAPOLEON is a collectively-run project space located in Philadelphia that strives to provide a platform for new work and new ideas.Our core values as a collective are … Continue reading

H. John Thompson’s Trouble Light: An essay by John Vick

H. John Thompson’s Trouble Light An essay by John Vick How do we find our way in the world, metaphorically speaking? Do we set a course and follow it along, confident that we will reach our destination? Do we feel out a route, navigating slowly and tentatively from a known starting point to some unknown … Continue reading

H. John Thompson: Trouble Light

Trouble Light A solo-exhibition by NAPOLEON founding member H. John Thompson On May 15, 1934 the RMS Olympic collided with and sank the LV-117, killing seven of the eleven crew members aboard. The RMS Olympic was the sister ship of the RMS Titanic and the LV-117 a light vessel moored on the Nantucket shoal to … Continue reading

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