Until 27 April 2003. A retrospective of the artist.
Fioroni was first active among the painters who were influenced by American Pop Art around Piazza del Popolo in Rome in the 1960s. Over the years she has developed a sort of deft decorative action painting style in agreeable colour with a timely roughness and gawkiness of line. Memories of childhood, intimate corners of her own life, Roman views, references to art history and other quotes uphold them. The looseness is studied but intriguing. Ceramics, little cascades of wily shapes, little theatres, small fairytale landscapes, are lively. This is an intimist, a painter first of all involved in her own emotions, subtleties and sensibilities which she marks over pleasant sheets of colour.
The stark old ruins of Trajan’s Market, the pitted broken walls of antique majesty, are not a foil to this retrospective outpouring, but a different entity altogether. Review by Edith Schloss