MONUMENTAL MASTERWORK BY RICHARD JOLLEY DEBUTS MAY 4 AT KNOXVILLE MUSEUM OF ART

. May 1, 2014

Specially Commissioned for the Museum, Cycle of Life is among the World’s Largest Figurative Glass-and-Steel Sculptures

On May 4, 2014, the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) will debut a new, monumentally scaled sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Richard Jolley. Commissioned especially for the Museum’s newly refurbished Ann and Steve Bailey Hall, where it will remain on permanent view, Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity extends for some 100 running feet and soars to a height of 12 feet, making it one of the largest figurative glass-and-steel assemblages in the world. Fashioned of thousands of individual cast and blown-glass elements, the massive work unfolds as an epic narrative of the successive phases of life. Begun in 2009, it is the Knoxville-based artist’s most ambitious and complex undertaking to date.

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