This landmark exhibition is Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni’s first solo show in North America. The show will feature over 80 works in drawing, painting, film, theater design, and illustration, dating from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, decades during which the artist formulated a unique response to a developing commercial culture. Although many of the works are executed on canvas, drawing remains at the forefront of Fioroni’s oeuvre, and her investment in hand-rendering serves to distinguish her practice from that of her American Pop Art peers. This exhibition will also be on view from October 25, 2013–January 26, 2014 at Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna e contemporanea in Rome.
Curated by Claire Gilman, Curator
Giosetta Fioroni, Liberty, 1965. Pencil, white and aluminum enamel on canvas, 57 1/2 x 44 13/16 inches. Collection Jacorossi, Rome. Courtesy of the artist.
Giosetta Fioroni: L’Argento is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by Simone and Mirella Haggiag, Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Sarah Peter, and Lia Rumma.
The New York Times review
"After looking at Ms. Fioroni’s silvery paintings of women’s faces, often culled from the cinema or magazines, one might add to her list Italian filmmakers like Michelangelo Antonioni and Bernardo Bertolucci." - Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times