January 21, 2011



My House Gallery is pleased to present Narratives of Loss, an exhibition of new work by Alex Eckman-Lawn and Maria Pithara. We have brought together two artists, whose work though at times is somber, is not sorrowful. They present us with objects steeped in myth, opening worlds that feel both strange and intimate, cared for and forgotten, modern and ancient.

Maria Pithara, from whose writings we plagiarized the title of the show, presents us with a series of pieces that are full of recognizable fragments, ephemera collected from the world around us, and woven and warped into a new vision, a series of “psychologically charged vignettes” that speak of a world within, but simultaneously are aware of a place we all share. They take the form of sprawling cloth sculptures, some objects in their own right, others left over props from her other medium, video. My House Gallery will be exhibiting her new collection of sculptures and also her vibrant video work.

Alex Eckman-Lawn gives us a vision that can’t be found anywhere but here. His images, despite that they are designed and printed by modern means, feel like relics of some long forgotten era, artifacts of a lost history. They are at once people, buildings, and landscapes, all textured with esoteric symbolism. My House Gallery is extremely excited to share this brand new work from Alex.

Narratives of Loss opens Friday, January 21 from 6-9pm. We hope to see you there! Come celebrate with the artists! Contact us for an appointment. The exhibition closes February 27, 2011.

Thank you,

Fernando, Hannah, Aidan, Jim, and Alex

2534 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148




Work by Steven Nocella and Steve Alekna

March 11- April 30, 2011
Opening Reception: March 11, 2011


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