Bullseye Presents Richard Whiteley: Encapsulated Space

Richard Whiteley, Reflected Space, 2011
cast glass, 24 x 17.5 x 5.5 inches
Photo by: G. Piper

Portland, OR – Bullseye Gallery presents Encapsulated Space, a solo exhibition by Richard Whiteley on view July 6 through August 27, 2011.

Richard Whiteley’s cast glass sculptures address human aspects of architectural form. "I see parallels," explains Whiteley, "between bodies and buildings." This investigation has led to a series of works in which simple geometric forms are hollowed, creating a "dialogue between voids and solids." This interplay of interior and exterior generates an ethereal glow as light interacts with the cast glass. This glow, with its unconscious metaphysical associations, changes and undulates from every angle. Subtle details, a slight curve or break in the perfect geometry, lend the works a level of humanity; as we gaze at the modulation of light, the openings, slightly lipped, seems to gaze back at us.

Richard Whiteley is the Head of the Glass Workshop at the School of Art, Australian National University in Canberra. He received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra before earning a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Download:   Richard Whiteley, July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011