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

NAPOLEON Member Marianne Dages at the Free Library

NAPOLEON member Marianne Dages is a in a two-person show with Emily Cucalon at the Free Library’s Central Branch this September. The show is on the 2nd floor of the Print and Picture Collection, and runs September 1st through October 12th. Stop by the opening reception on Thursday, September 4th from 5:30-7:30! More info on the show … Continue reading

Translating History: Lewis Colburn in Title Magazine

Untitled (Set for a Homestead) 2011, 2014, Installation view from Force Field Project There’s an excellent article written by Christa DiMarco at Title Magazine  about Napoleon Member Lewis Colburn’s large scale environmental installations and sculptures. The piece takes an interesting look at the ideas that drive Colburn’s work, in particular history’s decisions to monumentalize or to forget. Centennial (American … Continue reading

NAPOLEON Member Marianne Dages in IPCNY New Prints 2014

NAPOLEON member Marianne Dages has work at the International Print Center New York, as part of their New Prints 2014/Summer exhibition (that’s her work on the top left in the photo). For more info, please visit ipcny.org, and an illustrated exhibition checklist is available here. The exhibition runs through July 1st.

NAPOLEON Members in Force Field Project

NAPOLEON members Christina P. Day  and Lewis Colburn were selected to participate in Force Field Project on June 21st and June 22nd. 45 artists and collaborative teams will present installations, performances and new works over the course of the weekend at the former Jo-Mar building in northeast Philadelphia. In addition to artist projects, the event will feature live … Continue reading

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