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COHEN GALLERY WEST
Presented by GoggleWorks + NAPOLEON
At The Same Time is a group show by members of NAPOLEON, a Philadelphia-based artist collective and exhibition space. This exhibition draws together works by all the members of NAPOLEON, who are all independently practicing artists. Similar to the cooperative manner in which we run our exhibition space, At The Same Time celebrates the widely divergent artistic practices of the group.
The title of this exhibition comes from a piece by member Rebecca Tennenbaum, whose works are sculptural studies for machines of unknown utility, perhaps machines for envisioning a different future. This engagement with both envisioning a new world, and questioning the narratives of our past, runs across many of the works in the exhibition. Other works draw from more intimate and personal experience, reflecting on the challenge of creating space and stability in a world where events seem to be moving at an ever accelerating pace.