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


Live Performance ‘Collapsing Monument’ April 1st

Live Performance ‘Collapsing Monument’ April 1st NAPOLEON is pleased to announce additional programming to Ivanco Talevski’s Proposals for Monuments exhibition will be taking place during the opening reception, April 1st! A live performance entitled Collapsing Monument by Vasko Dukovski will begin at  9pm inside the gallery space.  Collapsing Monument is a performance, manifested in sound, … Continue reading

Leslie Friedman, Go Home, wallpaper pasted digital laser prints, site specific dimension, 2015-16.

Inside and Outside: An Essay on Leslie Friedman’s Go Home by Deborah Krieger

Inside and Outside An essay on Leslie Friedman’s Go Home By Deborah Krieger What does it mean to feel at home? For home to be a place that doesn’t seem to particularly want you? For home to be transitory and impermanent? To be an outsider? I ponder these questions as I meet Leslie Friedman for … Continue reading


Ivanco Talevski: Proposals for Monuments

Proposals for Monuments NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day hosts Philadelphia artist Ivanco Talevski Proposals for Monuments will exhibit a collection of drawings, etchings, and paintings that catalog Talevski’s response to phenomena he struggles to understand daily. Talevski’s work catalogues a range of observations about the asinine side of human behavior from trivial annoyances to colossal injustices. In … Continue reading


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

Hargrove Repurcussions of Time

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

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