The eight monolithic sculptures born of optical glass blocks included in this exhibition mark an important and significant shift in John Kiley's career. While this new, limited series is based on the same notion that has guided all of his work in sculpture - that there is beauty revealed in the broken - this body of work does away with nearly all extraneous elements, pushing us to see clearly the break itself as beautiful. Hairline fractures disperse to loosely capture and define the space of the crystalline form. Kiley, in explosive and studied action, captures a totally unpredictable yet strikingly captivating network of facets, fissures and shards. With this shattering of transparency he beckons light in, inviting it to play. In infinite and stunningly beautiful iterations, John Kiley offers a gift of captured light.
photography: Jeff Curtis