Legend of San Gennaro (detail)
       
     
The Legend of San Gennaro (2)
       
     
Jackie O at MAD
       
     
Jackie in Jade
       
     
Pope Francis' Dilemma
       
     
GYMNASIUM OF DREAMS’ INSTALLATION
       
     
Could of Agnes
       
     
IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE (The Moment of Death)
       
     
Lay Back and Think of England
       
     
FUNERALE DI UN’AMICA (Funeral for a Friend)
       
     
Soulsville
       
     
The Ansonia
       
     
Lap 'O Luxury
       
     
Mmglup
       
     
Legend of San Gennaro (detail)
       
     
Legend of San Gennaro (detail)

This work is featured in "Big Glass in Little Italy: Pop Stained Glass Art of Joseph Cavalieri" Art Exhibition.

Opening: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 - 8pm 

Artist talk and silk-screening on glass demo: Sept. 29 at 6:30pm

New Yorkers know “San Gennaro” as a popular feast in Little Italy, butSaint Januarius I of Benevento has a assorted and pretty mysterious background. He is know as a martyr and saint. Legends claim that he died during the Great Persecution in 305. Artist Joseph Cavalieri doesn’t claim to be an expert on religion but sees San Gennaro being similar to Russell Crowe in Gladiator. This work is a part of a series Joseph Cavalieri is producing using New York landmarks in fantastical settings.

Januarius is currently the patron saint of Naples, Italy. The faithful gather to witness the liquefaction of a sample of his blood kept in a sealed glass ampoule. This is pictured on the heads of the admiring muscled audience. This sealed glass capsule is said to change from solid to liquid. 

The work is made using colored enamel which silk-screen printed on glass, then kiln fired and set into a wall hung light box.

The Legend of San Gennaro (2)
       
     
The Legend of San Gennaro (2)

New Yorkers know “San Gennaro” as a popular feast in Little Italy, but the original Saint Januarius I, of Benevento, has a assorted and pretty mysterious background. He is know as a martyr and saint. Legends claim that he died during the Great Persecution in 305. Artist Joseph Cavalieri doesn’t claim to be an expert on religion but sees San Gennaro being similar to Russell Crowe in Gladiator. This work is a part of a series Joseph Cavalieri is producing using New York landmarks in fantastical settings.

Jackie O at MAD
       
     
Jackie O at MAD

This panel titled "Jackie O in White" was featured in the "NYC Makers" Biennial exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York (2014)

Jackie in Jade
       
     
Jackie in Jade

Silk-screened and kiln fired enamels on glass, 13.5 x 13.5 inches (34.5 x 34.5 cm), 2016.

Honoring icon Jackie O (aka Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis). First Lady, fashion setter, leader of the historic preservation campaign to prevent demolition of historic buildings including New York’s Grand Central Terminal. In this series Cavalieri celebrates the Chanel suits that she was know for elegantly popularizing in the 1960’s.

Pope Francis' Dilemma
       
     
Pope Francis' Dilemma

A portrait of Pope Francis, and the many dilemmas he faces during his visit to New York City. Stained glass has a tradition of storytelling, much of it religious tales from the bible. Here Joseph Cavalieri takes a contemporary look at the dilemmas of a modern day Pope as he sits atop a spinning carousel of crosses., contemplating the world. He is surrounded by watching (judging?) cardinals while sitting below an ominous storm cloud representing climate change. 

Medium: Hand painted and atomized kiln fired enamels on glass, LED lighting

Size: 14 x 14 inches (35.5 x 35.5 cm)

 

GYMNASIUM OF DREAMS’ INSTALLATION
       
     
GYMNASIUM OF DREAMS’ INSTALLATION

View of the bar at Elmo restaurant in Chelsea, New York. 

2012
Height: 40 inches (101 cm) each
Private collection

Could of Agnes
       
     
Could of Agnes

Agnes Moorhead in the role of Endora, Samantha’s (Elizabeth Montgomery) mortal-loathing, quick-witted witch mother, in the situation comedy Bewitched (1964-1972). Cavalieri graphically arranges the haughty and arrogant Moorhead as a storm cloud. 

Medium: Hand painted and silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on stained glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights

Size: 30 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches
(78 x 71 cm) / 2015

On exhibition now at the Hammond Museum

IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE (The Moment of Death)
       
     
IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE (The Moment of Death)

This started the “Missing Episode” series. It shows Joseph’s fascination for renaissance architecture, cartoon characters, multi headed birds and death.  

Purchased by a Simpson's writer and currently hanging in the Los Angeles offices where the Simpsons are created. 

“...stained glass is dark and achingly funny.”
--Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 2009

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

24 1/2 x 34 1/8 x 2 inches (62.5 x 86.6 x 5 cm)

2009

 

Lay Back and Think of England
       
     
Lay Back and Think of England

(sold) Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom. Currently in a 61 year long reign of the British monarch. This portrait shows a young elegant Elizabeth, when she was first proclaimed queen in 1951. The design mixed with graphics from Europe and typography of the letter “Q”, and is made of multiple layered silk-screened stained glass, some tiles are 3 layers deep.

2013
Height: 16 1/2 inches (41.9 cm)

FUNERALE DI UN’AMICA (Funeral for a Friend)
       
     
FUNERALE DI UN’AMICA (Funeral for a Friend)

The second panel created for the “Missing Episode” series. It shows Joseph’s fascination for renaissance architecture, cartoon characters, multi headed birds and death.  

Purchased by a second Simpson's writer. 

“...stained glass is dark and achingly funny.”
--Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, August 2009

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

24 1/2 x 34 1/8 x 2 inches (62.5 x 86.6 x 5 cm)

2009

Soulsville
       
     
Soulsville

Currently on view at the STAX museum in the "Visions of Soul" exhibition. Soon to be a part of their permanent exhibition.

Isaac Hayes is surrounded by a divine halo made of power cars from the 1970s, including Cadillacs, Lincolns, and Mustangs. Mr. Hayes is well know for his hopped up 70s car collection, including a gold-plated Cadillac seen at the STAX museum. 

2013
Height: 16 inches (40 cm)

The Ansonia
       
     
The Ansonia

See here for an intersting video on the history of the building

A tribute to the Ansonia, a luxurious building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (Broadway and 73-74th St., Erected between 1899 and 1904)

First built as a hotel by William Earle Dodge Stokes with Beaux-Art style with a Parisian style mansard roof.

The Ansonia has had many celebrated residents, including baseball player Babe Ruth. It housed the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse where Bette Midler provided musical entertainment early in her career, with Barry Manilow as her accompanist. From 1977 until 1980, The Ansonia Hotel’s basement was home to Plato’s Retreat, an open door swinger sex club. 

Medium: Hand painted and silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels
on stained glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Size: 16 (w) x 16 x 2 (h) in. (41 x 41 cm), 2015

Lap 'O Luxury
       
     
Lap 'O Luxury

(Sold) In 2010 Cavalieri worked with illustrator Robert Crumb to produce a series of stained glass panels he named the "Crumb & Cavalieri". When Joseph asked permission to use Crumb's images, Robert agreed, for most, except for a few. In an email correspondence Robert Crumb wrote “The worst is the one of the guy punching the girl’s head down into her body... That one definitely has to go... Besides, no one will like it, it’s far too “misogynistic,” dude!” 

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder
19 x 27 x 2 inches (48.2 x 86.5 x 5 cm)
2010

Mmglup
       
     
Mmglup

(sold) Another in the series of 6 Cavalieri produced with R. Crumb (with permission).This is one of the more wild images made during Cavalieri’s three month residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan.

2010
Height: 27 inches (68 cm)
Private collection.