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

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

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.

‘Good Neighbors’ Review in the Phoenixville News

Congratulations to NAPOLEON members Christina P. Day and Lewis Colburn, their works are both mentioned in the Phoenixville New’s review of the group exhibition “Good Neighbors” at the Berman Museum of Art . The exhibition runs from October 14, 2014 through January 11, 2015, so there’s still plenty of time to catch the show! You can read the … Continue reading

Panel Discussion at the Art Alliance with NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day

Please join NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day this Thursday, October 30th at 7pm for a panel discussion at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Titled Observation and Making: A Conversation Across Disciplines, the panel features Christina P. Day, Sarah Stolfa of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and artist and writer Courtney Mandryk. Full info on the event … 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

Fifth Wall: NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day at the Art Alliance

NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day’s solo show, Fifth Wall, opens at the Philadelphia Art Alliance this week. The phrase fifth wall references a marketing campaign created by the interiors industry to encourage the addition of wallpaper to the ceiling in a home.  It is the concealment of an overhead floor, a seal of interior facing walls- … Continue reading

Maggie Casey: Breaker

Breaker A collection of recent sculpture and installation work by Philadelphia native Maggie Casey, curated by NAPOLEON member Christina P. Day Working at the scale of the body, Breaker explores methods that take materials out of a familiar context by enhancing innate characteristics. Casey approaches her work with a hand that tests the capacities of a material, allowing outcomes to reroute … Continue reading

NAPOLEON Member H. John Thompson at Abington Art Center

The work of NAPOLEON member H. John Thompson has been included in the sculpture park at Abington Art Center.  Originally seen in his solo exhibition in June 2012 at NAPOLEON, “Other Pieces of Spaces“ Thompson’s suburban obelisks have found a new home along the wooded paths at 515 Meetinghouse Road in Jenkintown, PA.  For more … Continue reading

Napoleon’s own Tamsen Wojtanowski and Lewis Colburn @ Tyler School of Art!

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