The exhibition features nine new paintings and a three-channel artist film. His work brings art history and current
politics together in an examination of migration, madness and isolation in today's America. There has never been a time
when American isolation has seemed so real, so palpable--and this walling off of the country has world-wide resonance.
The new pieces are less single portraits and branches out into seascapes (particularly men on the seashore). His colors are even different, less exuberant, less patterned. They've become darker, more maritime.
Narrenschiff, Wiley's film, premieres at the British Film Institute at 8:35, Wednesday November 22, 2018. A conversation with the artist follows the movie. Find out more about the screening HERE.
If you've seen Wiley's work in person you have already seen something miraculous. His work is epic, fantastical and realistic at the same time. He is a transcendent artist.