Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

This exhibition is free and open to the public and can be viewed simply by walking past the vitrines located on LaGuardia Place and West 3rd Street.


Drawn from the complex relationships between individual and whole, In the Labyrinth: works by Kiley Ames is characterized by merging contrasting visual elements. The dense flecks of color populating Startled by Stillness — light against dark, muted against vivid — come together to ultimately create an image simultaneously unified and disparate, reflecting the alienation of the subject itself.

Though diverse in technique, material, and form, Ames’ work shares the common narratives of emotional complexity and feminine resilience. In each piece, Ames reflects the often contradictory emotional spectrum of the female experience, imbuing her subjects with both strength and vulnerability. The woman’s downward gaze in This Beautiful Sound, constructed by Ames’ trademark flurries of short, colorful strokes, reads as both haughty and inviting, blurring the line between the audience as voyeur and friend.