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Opening of: one plus one equals window at AUTOMAT Collective

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Crane Arts LLC

1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States

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Join us Thursday, June 13 from 6-9pm for the reception of one plus one equals window at AUTOMAT Collective, 1400 N. American St. Philadelphia, PA. The exhibition will be on view from June 8, 2024 – June 29, 2024. Open gallery hours will be held Saturdays from 12-5pm.

Inspired by the profound insight of her twin daughters- the notion that “one plus one equals window” –
Morgan Thomas Shankweiler’s work engages with symbiosis and interconnection as potential systems through which to make art; in the studio, in haptic interaction and in collaboration with Curator Zoe McCarthy. Shankweiler’s labyrinthian painted tapestries serve as visual testaments to the transformative power of unexpected connections generated throughout the creative process.

At the heart of this exhibition lies the concept of “windows” – moments of organic uncertainty that emerge from seemingly organized systems throughout the art making process. These windows, akin to portals, transcend their constituent parts, offering glimpses into new shapes, rules, and forms. They represent the potential inherent in chaos, acting as bridges between different languages and modalities.

This show presents a myriad of works where elements and languages of consistent rules and behaviors converge to create windows. Each window serves as a reminder of the inherent potential of uncertainty, whether it be to connect, transform, or destroy. Windows, as both literal and metaphorical portals, beckon viewers to explore the interplay between order and chaos, structure and topology.


June 13
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Crane Arts LLC
1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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