This September, Traver Gallery is thrilled to present John Kiley’s exhibition titled “Studio Sessions.” This collection of sculptures offers us a look into his most recent studio work, showcasing various sculptures that explore color, form, light, and balance. The instantly recognizable, primary geometric forms are hallmarks of Kiley’s work and what he calls “The Architecture” of his artistic practice.
Recently, Kiley has been working on multiple ideas simultaneously, embracing a more unrestricted approach to his creative methodology. Through this process, he continues demonstrating meticulous attention to detail, a masterful level of craftsmanship, and an expanding curiosity in his material exploration. Kiley creates a dynamic interplay between the viewer, the space, and light, through thoughtful contrasting colors, intricate carved optic passageways, fractured optic glass, and precariously balanced and perfectly transparent optic glass blocks.
John’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums around the world. He has been a visiting instructor at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, The Bezalel Academy of Art And Design in Jerusalem, Israel, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA. He has worked and demonstrated in Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, China, Australia, Brazil, and Turke