Emily & Peggy Blei Hracho: GAG

GAG Emily & Peggy Blei Hracho 7.5.19 – 8.25.19   NAPOLEON welcomes the forthcoming exhibition, GAG featuring the work of our 2019 Open Call honorees, Emily & Peggy Blei Hracho. The Blei Hracho’s have analogous bodies of work that employ process and materiality to subvert and challenge conventional craft based fabrications. They interrogate gender expectancy by appropriating derogatory … Continue reading

Conscious Objects: An Essay by Frances Beaver for Rebecca Tennenbaum’s Exhibition Every Thing Has a Function

Conscious Objects By Frances Beaver       If you don’t own a Fitbit, would you consider buying one if instead of tattling to your health insurance company how many sit ups you don’t do, you could program it to play back an 8-bit version of any song when it sensed through your vitals that … Continue reading

Rebecca Tennenbaum: Every Thing Has a Function

Rebecca Tennenbaum   Every Thing Has a Function   6.7.19 – 6.23.19   What is gained by interfacing with an extension of yourself? What do you get from staring into a two way mirror knowing you are also on the other side? Every Thing Has a Function is a show title and a description. Rebecca … Continue reading

THE COMPLETE SUBJECT   She loved most of all the paintings of the Dutch still life masters and specifically the ways they depicted lemons. Lemons alone could move her to tears, joy and emotional depth. Anywhere she could go and observe any painting of a lemon, no matter how small, she went. Standing for hours … Continue reading

Lydia Rosenberg : The Complete Subject

Lydia Rosenberg The Complete Subject May 3rd – May 26th, 2019   The complete subject, is part of an ongoing project that considers the act of writing a fiction-novel-in-progress as a manual for exploring forms of representation as they transition from one state to another. In this exhibition, Lydia Rosenberg records the shifts from fruit to painting to text and back … Continue reading

Supermarket Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety, By Bridget A. Purcell

Supermarket Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety, By Bridget A. Purcell An Essay on New Works by Chelsea Tinklenberg Cabbages on wheels and suspended from cables, vegetables unearthed from a white pedestal, or dripping from a faucet, frozen in time and space in all manner of impossible relationships. These are just a few of the … Continue reading

Chelsea Tinklenberg: CULTIVATION

Chelsea Tinklenberg CULTIVATION April 5th-27th 2019 NAPOLEON is pleased to present CULTIVATION, a solo exhibition of new sculptural works by artist Chelsea Tinklenberg. Tinklenberg’s kinetic and sculptural works explore imaginative relationships between objects and their functions, playing on the precarious relationship between utility and futility. http://www.chelseatinklenberg.com Opening Reception: First Friday, April 5th, 6-10pm Exhibition Dates: April … Continue reading

Apply! Our 8th Annual OPEN CALL!

Apply! Our 8th Annual Open Call! Win a solo exhibition in Summer 2019! 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 small … Continue reading

Christina Kerns

Christina Kerns: but like forever

Christina Kerns but like forever March 1 – 24, 2019 EXHIBITION ESSAY BY KATE ABERCROMBIE Recently a friend asked if I collected rocks. My answer was no, but immediately I wished I had, thinking of a lost rock I had picked up years ago in Maine that was exactly palm size. Their question was generous, … Continue reading

Eidolons of Place: Bonnie Levinthal’s Another World at NAPOLEON

Eidolons of Place: Bonnie Levinthal’s Another World at NAPOLEON an essay by Marianne Dages Bonnie Levinthal is recently back from The Arctic Circle, which is both an artist residency and region that share the same name. I’ve come to her home to meet and talk about her work and the time she spent aboard a … Continue reading

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