The Galleries at Moore
DesignLab 2010: Commonwealth Proper + Emily Bowser
Curated by Gabrielle Lavin
September 4 - October 16, 2010
InSights/Window on Race
This is the second of five pairings featuring the fashions of Commonwealth Proper and the creative response of artist Emily Bowser. Craig Arthur von Schroeder is the mastermind behind this burgeoning menswear company founded to provide clients with intelligent, lifestyle-enhancing garments and for two years has worked to perfect the brand’s “Superior Fitting Shirts.” Handmade locally by tailors, each shirt is individually numbered and each style is restricted to a production capacity of 20 units. The clean lines and limited edition pieces will inspire local artist Emily Bowser.
Moore College of Art and Design Philadelphia,PA
When together, We excavate our youth. Collaboration with Ron Longsdorf. 2012 Barrier, Foam Palette, Cotton Candy, Disco Ball Motor.
Your embrace warms my soul. Collaboration with Ron Longsdorf: Conceptualized by Emily Bowser & Fabricated by Ron Longsdorf. Polystyrene and Adhesive. 2012
Alternate Universe. Collaboration between Chelsea Coon and Emily Bowser. Space 1026 Philadelphia , PA 2011
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.