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

Suspended Polarities in Nick Fagan’s Too Busy to 86, an essay by Ramey Mize

Suspended Polarities in Nick Fagan’s Too Busy to 86 An essay by Ramey Mize A dark arabesque of text and image engraved on foam, entitled Too Busy to 86  by Nick Fagan, considers the reticence of suicide as well as the clamor of questions that occur to those in its wake. This piece, a memorial … Continue reading

KATIE KATIE, An interview with Katie Locke by Nora Mapp

N: I read that Nabokov story you gave me after our last conversation. I keep thinking about the basket of assorted fruit jellies that the parents of this boy or young man decide on as a birthday present at the beginning of “Signs and Symbols”. What do you get someone who reads portents into everything? … Continue reading

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

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