John Kiley uses primary geometric forms as the architecture for his glass sculptures. In his spherical forms, juxtaposed colors and carved optic passageways create a separation of space, allowing the viewer to peer into and through the form. Often his sculptures are balanced on edge seeming to defy gravity.
Dante Marioni’s sophisticated glass objects evoke the rich tradition of classical Mediterranean pottery and bronzes, and of Marioni’s training in centuries-old Venetian glassblowing techniques with some of the greatest masters in contemporary glass.
Kiley and Marioni create a limited series of pieces that employ intricate patterns as the dividing membrane between separate sections. Kiley and Marioni will be presenting both their collaborative and individual sculptural works as part of the Exhibition.