Samantha Rivera creates realistic paintings with a conceptual bent, depicting human vices that include classic failings such as drinking, smoking, and nail-biting, as well as the more contemporary practices of binge-watching television and playing endless video games. She asks us to consider the complex continuum of these human behaviors, from escapism that allows us to endure the world around us, to addictions that disconnect us. Where does pleasure descend into danger, and how do we navigate that boundary?