JOHN KILEY

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John Kiley constructs his pieces in separate sections then focuses on how the sections fuse together and how the membranes that connect them can be passageways to enhanced visual experience.  Between the sphere’s soft roundness and the cleavage’s hard edges, light revels in infinite motion.  Sightlines open and close through lens-like holes and shift with the subtle movement of the viewer’s gaze.   By deconstructing the form and externalizing its inner parts, Kiley challenges the traditional view of beauty as that which is pristine and complete.  John Kiley not only questions which is more beautiful—the whole or its parts, the inside or the outside, negative or positive space, the light, the shadow, or the reflection—but posits that it is the interaction of all of these