Weekly Update – First Friday to do -Bambi’s last opening at the Piazza


In January, when the sprinklers went off unexpectedly in Bambi Gallery and damaged some of its art, Bambi proprietress Candace Karch decamped, taking her February show to another location. Now, Karch says, Bambi will migrate permanently out of its location at the Piazza after her March show. But this is not the end of Bambi—the effervescent gallerist vows to make “floating Bambi” pop up again sometime this year in a new location.

Gail Cunningham, from the cyanotype series, at Bambi

Sienna Freeman, cut paper collage

Bambi’s last show at the Piazza opens March 4, with works by Gail Cunningham and Sienna Freeman, two local artists whose creations bear the hallmarks of a Bambi show: well-crafted, sexy and conceptual. And Freeman’s Broken Mirror really is provocative: Photo collages that merge body parts from fashion magazine spreads show a lot of skin—and sometimes three or four arms and a muzzled head of a dog. Cunningham, in her third Bambi exhibit, makes paper cutouts using a Cyanotype photographic process. Blueprint series: The City Recollected imagines fantasy architectural spaces that stand out like ghosts on the cyan paper. The work has striking design chops with content that’s open to many interpretations. Karch, who represents can-do entrepreneurship, also knows how to throw a great opening reception party.

Gail Cunningham and Sienna Freeman, Opening reception Friday, Mar. 4, 6-10pm. Through March 27. Bambi Gallery, The Piazza, 1001 N. Second St. 267.319.1374. bambiproject.com

Read this at Philadelphia Weekly.


bambi, candace karch, gail cunningham, sienna freeman



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