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

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

NAPOLEON Exhibition at COOP Gallery in Nashville, TN

As Fields of Resonance opens at NAPOLEON here in Philadelphia in January, there will be another exhibition opening at COOP Gallery in Nashville, TN. We are so pleased to be participating in a month-long gallery exchange with the members of COOP and to present: Far More Real  An exhibition by NAPOLEON members, hosted by COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN Marc Blumthal … Continue reading

COOP Collective at NAPOLEON: Fields of Resonance

In the month of January, NAPOLEON will be participating in a month-long gallery exchange with members of the curatorial collective, COOP from Nashville, TN. COOP and NAPOLEON are pleased to present: Fields of Resonance An exhibition by members of COOP, Nashville, TN hosted by NAPOLEON Alex Blau Paul Collins Kristi Hargrove Jana Harper Ron Lambert Jonathan Rattner … Continue reading

NAPOLEON Members at the Center for Art in Wood

Nine of NAPOLEON’s members are participating in Other Selections, an exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. A total of 18 local artists, including members of NAPOLEON, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Vox Populi and McCartney-Belknap, created new works in response to objects in the Center’s extensive collection. Other Selections opens on First Friday, May 1st with … Continue reading

The Untitled-ness of Daniel Petraitis’s Tondo

The Untitled plaster-cast mattress will transform from sun to moon as NAPOLEON closes for today.  Come see this beautiful work of Daniel Petraitis, curated by our Napoleon founder and member Leslie Friedman, rise and set all throughout March.  We’ll be open from 2-6pm Sat & Sun and by appointment.

Marianne Dages in The St. Claire

Marianne Dages Participates in “The Form Review” for her show “Distant Operator.” According to the St.Claire Website: The Form Review is a simple attempt to increase dialogue within art journalism and highlight the subjectivity of a traditional exhibition review.  Artists/curators/responsible parties of an exhibition are invited to respond to five short prompts.  In turn, a … Continue reading

Distant Operator reviewed in Geist Magazine

New member Marianne Dages‘ show Distant Operator was reviewed in Geist Magazine. Writing for the magazine, Evan Paul Laudenslager explains: Marianne Dages has achieved something decidedly difficult in Distant Operator at Napoleon–a body of work that is highly theoretical and still manages to be aesthetically pleasing with little effort.   Translation is the central point of the … Continue reading

The Plane, The Ship, The Wall

Holding Our Own is the title of H. John Thompson’s exhibition at Napoleon this month. The installation consists of three objects, one wall-mounted sculpture containing a plane, one freestanding sculpture containing a ship, and a wall constructed in the back of the gallery. The materials used in the three of these pieces are of the … Continue reading

Marianne Dages, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour 10/25 & 10/26

NAPOLEON member Marianne Dages will be opening the doors to her letterpress studio at Globe Dye Works in Port Richmond this weekend, Saturday 10/25 and Sunday 10/26 from 12-6 as part of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. Stop by and say hello, print a letterpress keepsake, and see an exhibition of recent works in the space.  :: For … Continue reading

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