The opening reception is Wednesday, May 25th, 2005, at 6pm. The exhibit is on display May 25th through June 29th.
- What: RITAGLI, mixed media works by Flavia Robinson Derossi
- Where: New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
- When: Wednesday, May 25th 2005 at 6pm - opening reception Exhibit is on display May 25th - June 29th
- Why: An exhibit of photographer Flavia Robinson Derossi’s mixed media works
The event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Flavia Robinson Derossi came to photography having had a very different professional experience - she worked for many years as a social scientist, director of a public affairs research center in Italy, and author of many books and articles in the field of industrial sociology. In 1982, after studying at the New School, the International Center of Photography and at the Maine Photographic Workshop, she turned full time to photography. For more than ten years she worked only as a black-and-white photographer. She then began to experiment with platinum, Kallytype, Polaroid transfer, solvent transfer, and photomontage. Derossi believes that collage provides an unrivaled opportunity to create non-realistic images, both unreal and possibly surreal - a challenge to the creativity of the artist and to the imagination of the viewer.
Her work has appeared in personal shows in Italy, New York, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. Her photographs have been published in The Soho Gallery Fifth Book; in the daily newspapers, Il Corriere Della Sera and Il Sole 24 Ore; and in the magazines Politica e Economia, Psicologia Contemporanea, and Cultural Survival.
Her work is in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library, and the Bibliotheque Nationale of Paris.
She has received awards from the Photographer’s Forum, the New York Audubon Society, and the Arizona Botanical Garden.