Performance: Sean Riley

Thursday, September 29, 2016 5.30pm–6.30pm

5:30 PM Join us in the Gallery Thursday, September 29 at 5:30PM for a performance conceived by artist Sean Riley (MFA ’04). “INSOLUBLE is a reflection on the mysterious beauty of the color blue as naturally derived from the Indigo plant. It recognizes and memorializes the inhumane production process as it occurred for centuries in plantations around the world and in the New Orleans region between 1720 – 1794.” Sean will perform alongside Jessica Slaven (MFA ’05), Taji Ra’off Nahl, and Elliott Levin. INSOLUBLE is part of a series of programming in conjunction with the current show, Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins (Aug. 27 – Dec. 11, 2016)
Riley, Deeper Still

Riley, Deeper Still

In 1999, Sean Riley (b. 1977) received a BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2004 he received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. Upon receiving his MFA, Riley was awarded a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, given to only 10 graduating MFA students nationwide at that time. From U Penn he was also awarded the Charles Addams Memorial , given to one graduating MFA student per year. Since that time has held several solo exhibitions and been included in many group shows throughout the Northeast. He has been a resident at the Joan Mitchell Center, Yaddo, and the Vermont Studio Center.