Signal Boost

Signal Boost   Curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi In partnership with Strange Fire Collective Artists: Juan Giraldo, Zora J. Murff, Lorenzo Triburgo In the last decade, social media platforms have quickly become engines for amplification, allowing organizing and sharing of messages on a global scale. This new tool, signal-boosting, has proven to be both conducive … Continue reading

New Member Search

Join us! NAPOLEON is excited to announce an open call for new members. We are looking for artists, curators, and other creative practitioners ready to engage with the Philadelphia art community through our (small) space in the newly re-opened Rollins Building at 319 North 11th Street. NAPOLEON is a collective whose members share the responsibilities … Continue reading

The Mind Made Material: An essay on Marianne Dages’s Into the Valley by Anne Cross

The Mind Made Material An essay on Marianne Dages’s Into the Valley by Anne Cross The subject of Marianne Dages’s latest work is words and the spaces between them. With an artistic practice that manifests itself variously as image, text, sculpture, and sound, Dages engages language as both form and content, pressing upon and pulling apart … Continue reading

Marianne Dages: Into the Valley

Into the Valley A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER MARIANNE DAGES Eventually the sea will flow into the valley and roll over all… Into the Valley is an evolution of the artist’s book Objects of Unknown Use, published by Dages in Spring 2017. Written using cut-ups to transform selected texts, this book of the dead … Continue reading

Alexis Nutini: A SIMPLE TASK

A SIMPLE TASK A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NAPOLEON MEMBER ALEXIS NUTINI In A Simple Task Alexis Nutini employs the graphic force of the woodcut and the flexibility of its process to create recycled and continuously evolving works. A visceral connection with carving, planning and color facilitates the translation of a traditional medium into new formats. … Continue reading

Modus Operandi: Statements on APPARATUS

Modus Operandi: Statements on APPARATUS APPARATUS is an exhibition of video and performance, and its related ephemera. An “apparatus” is defined as the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose. Each artist in this exhibition has chosen an apparatus as the basic framework for their process. These tools, devices and instruments … Continue reading

APPARATUS: A video and performance exhibition

APPARATUS Hosted by NoBA Art Space, 200 Bala Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA NAPOLEON presents APPARATUS, an exhibition of video and performance and its related ephemera. An “apparatus” is defined as the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose. Each artist in this exhibition has chosen an apparatus as the basic framework … Continue reading

Reflect/Collect: An Essay on the Ones We Know

Reflect/Collect: An Essay On The Ones We Know The One You Know brings together all ten NAPOLEON artists, each of whom have chosen a guest artist whose work resonates with their own. Artists are generally viewed as makers but we also fit the opposing impulse with just as much passion; we are also collectors. For … Continue reading

The One You Know

Hosted by NoBA Art Space and Gallery 200 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 The One You Know brings together all ten NAPOLEON artists, each of whom have chosen a guest artist whose work resonates with their own. Artists are generally viewed as makers but we also fit the opposing impulse with just as much … Continue reading

Call For Entries: IMMIGRATION NOW at PSU Abington

DEADLINE EXTENDED NAPOLEON members Daniel Oliva and H. John Thompson are co-curating an exhibition scheduled to be on view at the Penn State Abington College Art Gallery in January and February of 2018. Below is a prospectus with information on how to apply. The application is FREE! Submissions are due October 20th. IMMIGRATION NOW January … Continue reading

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