Jac Leirner’s Bold Silver Light (2022) is an extension of Little Light, a series of works created using only electric wire, one socket, and one bulb. Distance, effort, and investment are at play in works produced by a series of modest gestures. The ensemble is a metaphor for time and the route that leads to light. Here, Leirner explores form (the straight line and the curve) and its relationship to color, as well as questions of matter and mass, tension and softness, and surface and depth. Contrary to the meticulous classification of things that is a signature of Leirner’s oeuvre, in Little Light, quantity and repetition are applied to a single material, broadening and strengthening the artist’s language.