FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, New Haven
Robert Reed 1938-2014
The work of Robert Reed has been exhibited internationally and has been included in exhibits at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. His solo exhibits include the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Bayly Museum in Charlottesville, Virginia; the Washburn Gallery in New York; and the McIntosh Gallery in Atlanta. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Bayly Museum.
Robert Reed has lectured extensively and has taught at Skidmore College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he was head of the Foundation Studies Division in 1964. He is the author of several intensive studio programs, and is the founder and director of the Institute for Studio Studies in Auvillar, France, which is associated with Yale Summer Session. From 1970 to 1974 he directed the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. He has had several appointments as director of undergraduate studies in art at Yale since 1969 and has also served as director of graduate studies in painting. He has been a Yaddo Fellow and a board member for the McDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. In 1980 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000 he received the national award from the National Council of Art Administrators, and in 2001 he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2004 Mr. Reed received the Distinguished Teaching of Art award from the College Art Association, and in 2009 he was elected to the National Academy Fellowship in New York.
Enrico Riley Infinite Receptors
These works are part of an ongoing body of paintings and drawings called Infinite Receptors that explores issues related to lived experiences of black bodies today. Most of works were made in Rome, Italy in 2016-17. Specifically, I am looking at the concept of the black body as having been manipulated into a meta–icon efficient at accepting a variety of stereotypes, misrepresentations and expectations. Infinite Receptors also aims to cast light onto historic and contemporary aspects of the greater human condition and how social manifestations of subjugation are linked to the iconography of race. The work is aimed not at didactic readings of politics or current events but rather at pushing the viewer to think about the deeper consequences of our collective behavior while communicating about the vulnerability and suffering of human beings throughout history.
— Enrico Riley
Enrico Riley received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Yale University School of Art and his Bachelors of Art in visual studies from Dartmouth College. He has been exhibited throughout New England and New York and has been awarded many prestigious awards including the Burke Award and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Enrico’s work can be found in the collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA, Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and the Werner Kramarsky Drawing Collection.