Closing Reception: Gay, Jewish or Both

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Napoleon, one of the city’s most intriguing collectively-run art project spaces, has been host to Gay, Jewish, or Both since the year began. The tightly-packed Chinatown North/Callowhill gallery—aptly named, reflecting its modest, 225-square-feet size—has been converted into a welcoming domestic space for the installation, a joint project by artist and printmaker Leslie Friedman and graphic designer Bernardo Margulis. Featuring a full dining room set, complete with screen prints, plants, found photographs and everyday objects, Gay, Jewish, or Both seeks to accurately reflect the ever-evolving identifying characteristics of its titular citizens while creating an environment to discuss these identities and how they’ve been linked and acquired over time.

Napoleon founding member Friedman and the world renowned Margulis teamed up for the engaging month-long exhibit to examine the modern identities materialized in the gay and Jewish communities. They believe modern homosexuality and Jewishness mirror each other—a notion derived from each group’s respective history of marginalization by the majority. Through the carefully chosen artifacts within the installation, the artists hope visitors are drawn to confronting stereotypes about each identity.

Gay, Jewish, or Both comes to a celebratory close at this final reception at Napoleon, where Friedman and Margulis will be on hand to soak in your well-deserved love. / DANIEL GELB

6pm. Free. Napoleon, 319 N. 11th St., 2L.  napoleonnapoleon.com
 

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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319 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 01/30/2014. .

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