“Enrico Riley: Infinite Receptors” opens in the SACI Gallery, February 9, 2017 at 6pm for Black History Month Florence


Enrico Riley, Untitled

Enrico Riley: Infinite Receptors

February 9 – March 2, 2017

Artist Presentation / Reception: Thursday, February 9 at 6pm

As a part of Black History Month Florence (BHMF): 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_rileyEnrico 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 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 a 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.

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SACI Gallery
Palazzo dei Cartelloni
Via Sant’Antonino 11, Florence – Italy 

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Open Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm-7pm
Admission is free

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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