Conduit Gallery presents Lydia Ricci: "Hopelessly Devoted to You" opening reception
Conduit Gallery will present a solo-exhibition of sculptures by Philadelphia-based artist, Lydia Ricci. Ricci's small scale sculptures present familiar objects at unfamiliar scales that depict the recent past with hazy familiarity.
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 are not 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 fir in the palm of your hand.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through January 4.