From Above

Maria Raponi, 401 Richmond Building (detail), 132 x 132cm digital transparency, 2011

Maria Raponi

From Above, In vitrines at Gallery 44

From Above, In vitrines at Gallery 44

From Above

Friday, March 2, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2012
Opening Reception:
March 2,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Maria Raponi’s project From Above displays a composite image of the ceilings of the three floors above G44’s vitrines. Multiple views are reduced to a singular perspective, condensing time and space the way a lens condenses light. From Raponi’s perspective, our experiences and our stories become transcribed onto our environments, similar to an unwritten graffiti prevalent in the spaces we occupy.

Artist Biography: 

Maria Raponi is a Toronto-based artist who works across many platforms including film, photography, digital media, installation and sculpture. She is a graduate of the combined MFA program between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, in addition to the BFA program at the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. Her works have been exhibited in North America, Europe and Asia, and she has worked on site-specific projects presented in Toronto, Montreal and Dortmund (Germany).