Fergus McCaffrey is proud to present a major exhibition of paintings, assemblages, and works on paper by the late, great Carol Rama (1918–2015). The exhibition will feature more than forty works and is the largest presentation of Rama’s work in the United States since her 1998 retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston.
Rama, who was self-taught, spent most of her life in Turin, Italy. An outlier in artistic circles in her hometown, Rama valued her independence and refused to adhere to any one specific movement or style, choosing instead to create a diverse body of work driven by her feelings and emotions. While known in her hometown, Rama was internationally “discovered” when Lea Vergine included her in the groundbreaking 1982 exhibition L’altra metà dell’avanguardia, 1910–1940. A feminist artist “avant la lettre,” Rama made often discomfiting work that challenged preconceptions about representations of sexuality and the body.