Exhibition

Lost…And Found

9 Jun 2024 – 14 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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Eva Di Orio’s assemblage of found materials presented in Lost…and Found might summon a beautiful melancholic resistance to empty consumerist culture.

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Cabin Contemporary is pleased to present Eva Di Orio, Lost…And Found.

Valuska, the tender and noble protagonist of Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s The Melancholy of Resistance (1989) posits an apocalyptic narrative adaptable to a critique of our current state of empty consumerist culture,  

“Could this, he wondered, be a form of the last judgement? No trumpets, no riders of apocalypse but mankind swallowed without fuss or ceremony by its own rubbish?”

Eva Di Orio’s assemblage of found materials presented in Lost…and Found might summon a beautiful melancholic resistance. She embraces an inner lack that compels her to inconvenience for the sake of avoiding Valuska’s foreboding position. Di Orio collects cultural detritus from the streets, what others have lost purposely or indifferently, and places them at the center of her practice. Her real action exists outside the hot air of environmental activist rhetoric, an approach to artmaking as quiet revolution. In Lost…and Found, the unattractive becomes the sublime through the skillful and critical interventions of Eva Di Orio. 

Eva Di Orio holds a BFA in Painting from Pennsylvania State University as well as a Certificate of Digital Design from Moore College of Art.  She worked in a variety of Arts institutions such as Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Graham Arader Gallery and The Anita Shapolsky Foundation. Di Orio served as Artist Assistant to Elizabeth Osborne and Stacy Levy.  In addition to her studio practice, she works as an art educator, in the past at Northhampton Community College and currently Printmaking, Ceramics and Art and Design at Moravian Academy Merle Smith Campus. Eva Di Orio is a founder and co-owner of Soft Machine Gallery, a contemporary art and performance space in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  She lives and works in Allentown with her husband and two children.  

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Lance Rautzhan

Lance Rautzhan

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Eva Di Orio

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