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Embodied Enchantment

Opening Reception: 

Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 6-9pm

Gallery Hours:

Saturdays 12-5pm and by appointment

May 9, 2024 - June 1, 2024

The human form transcends its physicality, becoming a vessel for magic and life, a repository of narratives both ancient and contemporary. Like snapshots of moments captured on timeless amphorae, this exhibition interlaces the mythological with the mundane, delving into the very essence of humanity and its intricate relationship with nature, our world, and ourselves. Just as ancient amphorae bore witness to the tales of their time, our contemporary vessels carry narratives that intertwine the mythological, the mundane, and the natural world.

At the heart of this exploration lies the concept of the human body as a vessel not merely for blood and bones, but for the intangible forces that shape our existence. Just as an ancient amphora held precious oils or wines, the human form cradles within itself the essence of life, embodying the enigmatic dance between mortality and transcendence. In their interlacing, we find a reflection of our own complex relationship with the world around us—both enchanting and mundane, divine and earthly.

Daphne Philippoussis (b. 2001) was born in Huntingdon Valley, PA, and is currently based in Palmyra, New Jersey. She received a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in 2023, and was awarded the Richard Crammer Grant upon graduating. She has participated in group and solo shows in Philadelphia and Rome. You can find her work online at

Rachel York is an artist, writer, and educator. Rachel earned her M.F.A. in painting from Louisiana State University and teaches as an adjunct professor at Rowan University. She is also a Co-Founder of the Hartley Residence, an artist residency and restoration project in Aspers, PA. Her work has been collected in permanent and private collections throughout the nation and has been exhibited in numerous venues within Pennsylvania as well as in Boston, Baton Rouge and Washington D.C. You can find her work online at

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