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 Riley. If 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.
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