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

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

Sascha Hughes-Caley: Negotiations with the Other Side

Negotiations with the Other Side curated by NAPOLEON member Marc Blumthal with an accompanying exhibition essay by Roksana Filipowska Negotiations with the Other Side is a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Sascha Hughes-Caley.  Her work uses humor to explore existential metaphors while comprehending the mundane and mystic. Staging shame, failure, and reenactment, the artist navigates the … 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

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

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

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

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