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HOUSEGallery April First Friday opening reception :

Autumn Wallace : How could I say no to you?

Autumn Wallace uses her artwork as a means to address social change. Illustrating individuals as large, curvy beings with slightly distorted features, she aims to encourage viewers to see beauty within the ‘imperfect’.  Most recently, Ms. Wallace received a Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship Grant to study at the National Museum of African Art and National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.  Titled “The Origins of Respect[ability],” her research paper focused on themes of queerness and femininity, specifically within the Black community. 

We invite you join us for Autumns reception on April 5th. 

Michelle Marcuse

Would a No by any other name smell as sweet?

Shut-out, Shut-In, or Shut-Up? That big, hard wall sprung by dismissal creates so many wonderful possibilities! Where, oh where will that sharp left turn bring you?  Before you Google what tools you need to split a second for that decision, be aware that in April at HOUSEGallery, Autumn will use experimental thought exercises assisted by paint and clay to lead a guided exploration of the prospects at How Could I Say ‘No’ to You? Come discover your ways here.

About Autumn Wallace

To Autumn Wallace, Faux-Pas is a destination island where anything is possible. On this island [floated in a small undisclosed Philadelphia enclave], Autumn blends daily life with their borderline obsessions. Prominent features of the island’s attractions include 90’s cartoons, Baroque aesthetics, and ‘Adult Materials’ arranged in painting and sculptures, stirring up narratives of chaotic [con]fusion. Why? Eluding reason boosts emotional response, makes viewers voyeurs, or participants–no bystanders. Here, absurdity is the moderator and we’re all in for the ride.

HOURS by appointment

Location HOUSEGallery1816 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Thank you to Michelle Marcuse for the content of this post.

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Music, Sex & Religion


Philadelphia artist Larry West is pleased to announce his latest show, “Music, Sex, & Religion” at the intimate InFusion Cafe in the Mt. Airy neighborhood featuring Heavy Metal-inspired Pop-Art. Larry West is a locally-known artist and illustrator who has worked with horror rock band Wednesday 13 and did design work for the Ron Paul for President campaign. InFusion Cafe has chosen to show his work for the month of September 2013.

Larry West‘s show consists of his gig poster designers, concert photos, and other pieces related to music, sexuality, and religion. The show focuses of showing how all three are interconnected in ways that enrich the human experience, and inspires some of the greatest achievements possible. The show runs from September 3rd to September 30th, with an opening reception on September 13th, 2013, from 5pm to 7pm.

Living in Philadelphia his entire art, Larry West has enjoyed doing First Friday events in Old City and creating work for various bands and political figures. “I’ve always enjoyed metal music, and for this show I wanted to focus on what it means to me as both an artist and fan.

InFusion Cafe has hosted various art show over the years, but nothing like the pop-art and politically-charged artwork created by Larry West. Located at 7133 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, InFusion Cafe is a coffee shop and cafe that allows for artists to put on display some of the best contemporary art around while guests enjoy Fair Trade and local coffee’s. The shop is open from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm on Saturday, and 8am to 4pm on Sunday’s.

For more information on Larry West and his work, as well as how to contact him, visit his website at or email

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