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

Embracing the Inundating Wash of Excess: Amy Boone-McCreesh’s “I Come in Peace” at NAPOLEON: An Essay by Evan Laudenslager

Embracing the Inundating Wash of Excess: Amy Boone-McCreesh’s “I Come in Peace” at NAPOLEON An Essay by Evan Laudenslager Imagery, like memories at their most crisp, is familiar to us and yet still always divergent from its potent inspirators. Slowly slipping into the abyss of time, through reproduction and retelling, the imagery that we create … Continue reading

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

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

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

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