Contemporary, Urban Stained Glass
We’ve posted extensively about Kehinde Wiley’s stunning work. As he says, he applies the “visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, history, wealth and prestige,” to portray “subject matter drawn from the urban fabric.”
Although his stained glass works were installed and exhibited in his past show at the Brooklyn Art Museum, we thought the series deserved its own moment in the limelight.
Wiley writes about the series:
This body of work comprises pieces based on stained glass windows and studies by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780-1867). Produced by artisan stained glass manufacturers in the Czech Republic, these pieces feature contemporary subjects set against ornate and extravagant backgrounds traditionally reserved for religious contemplation.