Enrico Riley: Infinite Receptors

From 02-09-2017 To 03-02-2017

Enrico Riley: Infinite Receptors

February 9 - March 2, 2017

Presentation and Opening: Thursday, February 9 at 6pm

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As a part of Black History Month Florence: SACI is proud to present Infinite Receptors by Rome Prize Fellow from the American Academy of Rome Enrico Riley, an exhibition of drawings in the SACI Gallery, February 9-March 2, 2017 sponsored by the American Academy of Rome.

In the work of Enrico Riley drawing is an unending immersive practice. It is both a projection in and an expression out. In his practice drawing exists independently from painting but also points toward what a painting can be. The work in this exhibition comes from an idea that the black body has been manipulated into a meta–icon efficient at accepting a variety of stereotypes, misrepresentations and expectations. The title also alludes to the physical consequences of these abstractions, which black bodies have received both historically and presently. The body of work draws on many sources including Medieval Italian painting, historical and contemporary Roman architecture and biblical Judeo-Christian narratives. 

Enrico Riley received a BA in Visual Studies from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and an MFA in painting from Yale University in New Haven, CT.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College.

Some of his solo exhibitions include Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT, Pageant Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York City, Reeves Contemporary in New York City, The Painting Center in New York City, the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City, and the Museum for the National Center of Afro-American Arts in Roxbury, MA, among other venues.

Enrico Riley is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize in painting, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for painting.  He is 2016 Rome Prize winner and is currently a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.  His works are in the collections of The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Columbus Museum, the Nasher Museum and Dartmouth College.

This project is made possible by the Fellows Project Fund of the American Academy in Rome.

Nel lavoro di Enrico Riley disegnare è una pratica completa ed infinita. E’ sia una proiezione interiore che un’espressione verso l’esterno. Nel suo lavoro, il disegno esiste indipendentemente dalla pittura ma indica anche quello che un dipinto può essere. Il lavoro presentato in questa mostra nasce dall’idea che il corpo nero è stato manipolato in una meta-icona diventata adatta ad accettare una varietà di stereotipi, travisamenti ed aspettative. Il titolo fa anche riferimento alle conseguenze fisiche di queste astrazioni, quelle che i corpi neri hanno sopportato sia storicamente che al giorno d’oggi.  L’opera completa si basa su molteplici fonti, compresa la Pittura Medievale Italiana, l’Architettura Romana Storica e Contemporanea e la Narrativa Biblica Giudaico-Cristiana.

Enrico Riley ha conseguito un BA in Visual Studies dal Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH e MFA in Pittura alla Yale University in New Haven, CT. Attualmente, lavora come Professore Associato di Studio Art presso il Dartmouth College.

Alcune delle sue mostre personali comprendono la Giampietro Gallery a New Haven, CT, la Pageant Gallery a Philadelphia, PA, e la Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Le sue opere hanno fatto parte anche di mostre collettive al Lori Bookstein Fine Art a New York, la Reeves Contemporary a New York, il Centro della Pittura a New York, l’Accademia Americana delle Arti e Lettere a New York ed il Museo per il Centro Nazionale delle Arti Afro-Americane a Roxbury, MA, fra i vari spazi per l’arte.

Enrico Riley ha ottenuto l’American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize in Pittura, la Borsa di Studio John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. E’ il vincitore del Premio Roma nel 2016 e attualmente è membro dell’Accademia Americana a Roma. Il suo lavoro è presente nelle collezioni del Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, al Colombus Museum, al Nasher Museum e al Dartmouth College.

Il progetto è stato reso possibile grazie al Fellows' Project Fund dell'American Academy in Rome.

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