Enrico Riley: “Infinite Receptors” Drawing Exhibition at the SACI Gallery Through March 2, 2017


Enrico Riley: “Infinite Receptors” in the SACI Gallery, Florence

Enrico Riley: Infinite Receptors

Through March 2, 2017

SACI Gallery, Florence – ITALY

Through March 2, visitors still have time to catch Infinite Receptors, an exhibition of drawings and studies by Rome Prize Fellow from the American Academy of Rome, Enrico RileyIf you missed the opening reception and the artist presentation, this is a recap of Riley’s ideas and answers to questions asked by the audience.


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.

The exhibition is part of Black History Month Florence (BHMF) and sponsored by the American Academy of Rome.

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

T 055 289 948

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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