FAR MORE REAL: NAPOLEON Collective at COOP, January 2016

Far More Real

Marc Blumthal
Lewis Colburn
Marianne Dages
Christina P. Day
Leslie Friedman
Alexis Nutini
H. John Thompson
Tamsen Wojtanowski

COOP Gallery and the NAPOLEON Artist Collective in Philadelphia are pleased to present Far More Real, a group exhibition featuring members of the NAPOLEON collective in a month-long exchange between the two spaces.

Far More Real is a group show from the members of the NAPOLEON Collective in Philadelphia that examines the work of each artist-member through Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave.” The title is drawn from a conversation in which Glaucon responds to Plato’s description of a prisoner in a cave being freed from his bonds and seeing light for the first time. Each object falls under one of four stages illuminated in the Allegory—Imagination, Belief, Thought, and Understanding—which represent the progression of human experience. The intention of this group show is not only an intellectual exercise – to individually explore a topic of interest and research within our own practices that aligns with a central theme, but also of fellowship – to bring all of our members together for a common creative project.” – Liza Coviello, writer and member

Opening reception: Saturday, January 2, 6-9pm

COOP Gallery hours: Saturdays 10-2, or by appointment

NAPOLEON is a collectively-run project space located in Philadelphia that strives to provide a platform for new work and new ideas. For more information about NAPOLEON, please go to: http://napoleonnapoleon.com/

More about COOP:
COOP is a curatorial collective made up of artists, curators, thinkers and professors who are
committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art by presenting challenging
new or under-represented artists/artworks to our community. COOP is committed to exhibiting
art of diverse media and content, with a goal to provide an alternative venue for artists free
from the constraints of the retail market. COOP seeks to initiate a discourse between Nashville
and art scenes across the country by inviting artists to show, develop projects and interact with
the Nashville community.

For questions contact:
Jana Harper: janakharper@gmail.com


Download accompanying essay by Liza Coviello: