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“I Will Always Love You” Art Show — Paradigm Gallery + Studio

When: Saturdays, 11am – 6pm, & Sundays, 11am – 5pm (appointments also available)
Where: Paradigm Gallery + Studio, 746 S 4th Street

I Will Always Love You
Artwork by Lydia Ricci, Curated by Ginger Rudolph

For those who missed the live opening, a recording of the event is now available here.

The 360 degree digital twin of the gallery can be explored here.

Somewhere between her time as a graphic designer in San Francisco, her travels to Italy to study printmaking, and starting a family outside Philadelphia, Lydia Ricci learned to deal with some of the more stressful aspects of life by looking to the past. Her tiny mementos, are objects that relate to a visceral memory – an intense phobia, or maybe an experience that changed her life. Their resemblance to the original is uncanny, while veering far away from the meticulous technique of model replicas, built to some fraction of scale. These works aren’t as much scientific as they are tiny tributes. Each piece is sized to exactly how big the object, and the memory needs to be; and small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

Made from paper, glue, broken staples, and the back-side of almost anything, her collage-like sculptures of everyday objects aren’t precious or precise, but rather rough-and-ready approximations that somehow feel more true than exact recreations. They’re messy and imperfect —just like our memories.

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This event is not produced by the South Street Headhouse District (SSHD) but is shared on our Website Calendar where events occurring within our district are featured. Please contact the event organizer for questions.


Apr 17 2021


11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Paradigm Studio + Gallery
746 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147