The Glass Wall (Dedicated to Linda McCartney)

11th June 1998 to 12th September 1998

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, 119 Wooster Street, NY 10012

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"Taking as his leitmotif the heraldic fleur-de-lis, the English artist Brian Clarke has produced a mammoth eight-panel wall, measuring 1,012 square feet, that curves across the space of the gallery. A tour de force of contemporary stained glass, its brilliantly nuanced colors range from near-transparent white to rose and sparkling blue. Though its subject matter is entirely secular, it conveys a feeling of great cathedral spaces. It also owes something to Matisse's late large-scale cutouts for the chapel of the Dominican convent at Vence, France." – Grace Glueck reviewing the exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in The New York Times, 1998.