Enrico Riley’s (b. 1973, Westbury, CT) paintings investigate violence and hope in historical and contemporary cultural traditions in African American culture. The artist uses formal techniques to expose the limitations of linear narratives, including fractured bodies, hidden figures, ambiguous environments, and cropped frames. About his new body of work, Riley has stated, "I’m interested in the materiality of paint, the expressive potential of painted images and about issues around black identity and visibility."