Artists Chelsea Coon and Emily Bowser have taken over Space 1026 in Philadelphia.
“The imaginary world created will speak of the endless possibilities of what can exist in space. The playful nature is intentional to help to ease the idea of worlds existing other than our own. Through the tangled mass of parallel universe tunnels opening up into an alternate worlds landscape, we are depicting a world exclusive from what we know that is beautiful, bizarre, and asks the question of where the real ends and the unreal begins. When is imagination more of a necessity for understanding than scientific fact? Through a tangible interactive setting the mind will explore ideas of the intangible such as the origins of life or the elements fundamental for the creation. The installation will cause the viewers to consider what lies beyond the realms of what we know.”
That’s a heavy description. However, Bowser and Coon successful draw viewers into their world. Coon, a Connecticut native, lives and works in Boston. Bowser, a graduate of Penn State, grew up in Johnstown, PA. Their work is on view through July 29, 2011.
1026 Arch St. 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107