Jackie in Jade
       
     
Carmer Octagon House
       
     
 Inset shows John Lennon and Yoko Ono in front of the Dakota November 21, 1980.  Measurements: 12 x 16 x 1 inch Date: 2015 Medium: Silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.  A tribute to the Dakota (72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan), placing the landmark building under a glass dome, like a sweet slice of cake or a protected jewel. Included in Cavalieri's solo show at the  Ivy Brown Gallery  in Chelsea, NY (2016-2017).
       
     
Helen Hayes the Octopus Woman
       
     
Beauty Killed the Beast
       
     
Pferd (Horse) on Orange
       
     
Miss Thing
       
     
Lay Back and Think of England
       
     
MMGLUP
       
     
The Legend of San Gennaro
       
     
Abduction of the Rockette
       
     
Lap 'O Luxury
       
     
Dive
       
     
Soulsville
       
     
GYMNASIUM OF DREAMS’ INSTALLATION
       
     
IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE (The Moment of Death)
       
     
FUNERALE DI UN’AMICA (Funeral for a Friend)
       
     
Cloud of Agnes
       
     
LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE (The Reincarnation of Maggie)
       
     
Gymnasium of Drama
       
     
POLYCEPHALY (2-headed) BIRD
       
     
Jackie in Jade
       
     
Jackie in Jade

Cover image for the Spring 2017 Issue Number 7 of Crabb Project's WORKING TITLE FINE ART. 

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.

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

Carmer Octagon House
       
     
Carmer Octagon House

(Private collection, commission used as a gift to the current owner)

Inset shows the existing Armour–Stiner House, also known as the Carmer Octagon House, a unique octagon-shaped and domed Victorian style house located at 45 West Clinton Avenue in Irvington, in Westchester County, New York.

Measurements: 16 x 16 x 1 inch
Date: 2016
Medium: Silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

A tribute to the Carmer Octagon House, placing the historic building in a detailed fantasy setting.  

 Inset shows John Lennon and Yoko Ono in front of the Dakota November 21, 1980.  Measurements: 12 x 16 x 1 inch Date: 2015 Medium: Silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.  A tribute to the Dakota (72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan), placing the landmark building under a glass dome, like a sweet slice of cake or a protected jewel. Included in Cavalieri's solo show at the  Ivy Brown Gallery  in Chelsea, NY (2016-2017).
       
     

Inset shows John Lennon and Yoko Ono in front of the Dakota November 21, 1980.

Measurements: 12 x 16 x 1 inch
Date: 2015
Medium: Silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

A tribute to the Dakota (72nd Street and Central Park West in Manhattan), placing the landmark building under a glass dome, like a sweet slice of cake or a protected jewel. Included in Cavalieri's solo show at the Ivy Brown Gallery in Chelsea, NY (2016-2017).

Helen Hayes the Octopus Woman
       
     
Helen Hayes the Octopus Woman

First on view at Cavalieri's solo show at the Ivy Brown Gallery in Chelsea, NY (2016-2017).

Measurements: 15 x 15 x 1 inch
Date: 2016
Medium: Silk-screened and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.
A tribute to the life of the “First Lady of American Theatre” actress Helen Hayes. She won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony Award, and is a landmark theatre on Broadway. This portrait was her role as Queen Victoria in the Broadway production ‘Victoria Regina’ in 1935. 

Beauty Killed the Beast
       
     
Beauty Killed the Beast

On auction at the Penland School of Crafts August 2017.  First on view at Cavalieri's solo show at the Ivy Brown Gallery in Chelsea, NY (2016-2017).

Measurements: 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 inch
Date: 2016
Medium: Silk-screened (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.
A tribute to the Empire State Building. 

Pferd (Horse) on Orange
       
     
Pferd (Horse) on Orange

First on view at Cavalieri's solo show at the Ivy Brown Gallery in Chelsea, NY (2016-2017).

Measurements: 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 inch
Date: 2016
Medium: Silk-screened and air brushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.
ferd is German for horse. Sculpture from Museum Rietberg, in Zürich. 

Miss Thing
       
     
Miss Thing

Portrait of a 1970’s party girl.

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

Size: 23 3/8 x 29 3/8 inches (59 x 75 cm)

Date: 2015

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

(Private collection)

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.

Medium: Silk-screened and kiln fired enamels on glass, LED lighting

Size: 14 x 14 inches

Date: 2013  

MMGLUP
       
     
MMGLUP

(Private collection)

Robert Crumb (the animation cult hero whose characters Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural became counterculture icons in the 1970’s) agreed to let Cavalieri use some of his iconic images in his glass work. They were produced during Cavalieri’s three month residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan. The challenge with these works was to reproduce as close as possible a pen & ink drawing to hand painted enamel on glass. This panel is based on comic from the 1970s. It is all hand painted and set in a light box with LED lights.

Medium: Vitreous enamel, layered glass, flash glass, solder, LED lights

Size; 19 x 27 x 2 inches (48.2 x 86.5 x 5 cm

Date: 2010    

The Legend of San Gennaro
       
     
The Legend of San Gennaro

Permanent collection at the Italian American Museum in New York City.

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. The faithful gather to witness the liquefaction of a sample of his blood kept in a sealed glass ampoule, shown on the heads of his admiring muscled audience. This sealed glass capsule magically changes from solid to liquid.

Abduction of the Rockette
       
     
Abduction of the Rockette

First on view at Cavalieri's solo show at the Ivy Brown Gallery in Chelsea, NY (2016-2017).

An UFO abducts a Rockettes during a performance at Radio City. Dumbfound muscle men observe. 


Measurements: 16 x 16 x 1 inch
Date: 2016
Medium: Silk-screened, airbrushed (kiln fired) enamels on glass, set into a steel frame with LED lights.

Lap 'O Luxury
       
     
Lap 'O Luxury

(Private collection)

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

Dive
       
     
Dive

 

Storytelling has a strong connection to historic stained glass works, as in works of art in general. This work is based on a story of deep ocean diving. My challenge when designing and making this stained glass work was to create as many borders as possible to lead the viewers eye back to a place showing a diver in action. I hand painted the borders, and photographed the model to fit my concept. The image of the diver was silk-screened onto the glass, then the green water was airbrushed on the glass. All the paints are applied to the glass surface then kiln fired, a process that dates back to Medieval artisans.

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

Size: 30 1/4 x 40 1/2 inches (76 x 102 cm)

Date: 2015

Soulsville
       
     
Soulsville

(Private collection)

Was included in the STAX museum in the "Visions of Soul" exhibition, and was shown next to Isaac Hayes' custom Cadillac Eldorado. Soon to be a part of their permanent exhibition.

In this work 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)

GYMNASIUM OF DREAMS’ INSTALLATION
       
     
GYMNASIUM OF DREAMS’ INSTALLATION

(All 3 works in different private collections)


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

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

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

(Private collection)

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. 

Shown in Cavalieri's solo show at the the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston (2014) “...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

 

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

(Private collection)

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 Simpson's writer in Los Angeles. 

“...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

Cloud of Agnes
       
     
Cloud 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)
Date: 2015

LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE (The Reincarnation of Maggie)
       
     
LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE (The Reincarnation of Maggie)

(Private collection)

Number 3 in the Simpson’s “Missing Episode” series. Eternally young and assassin of Mr. Burns, sweet Maggie is celebrated here, while Marge and Holmer become ghosts and 2 headed polycephaly birds circle above.

Medium: Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder
Size: 24 1/4 x 34 1/8 x 2 inches (62.5 x 86.6 x 5 cm)
Date: 2009

 

Gymnasium of Drama
       
     
Gymnasium of Drama

This lithograph of Du Gymnase Dramatique or the Gymnasium of Drama was the print which initiated Joseph Cavalieri’s portrait series. From here he worked on images of Dukes and Kings, but the series started with seeing this woman, whom there is very little known.... only an obscure title Du Gymnase Dramatique, and a hand written note at the bottom stating The wife of an artist. Most prints of the early 1800’s were of men, with titles and dates clearly labeled. The amount of women who were subjects of lithographs are outnumbered by those of men.

 

Cavalieri updates this image by adding stained glass patterns bringing this young lady boldly into the modern age, without erasing her timeless beauty.

Medium: Print, glass, solder, steel frame

Size; 25 x 25 x 2 inches (63.5 x 63.5 x 5 cm)

Date: 2011   

POLYCEPHALY (2-headed) BIRD
       
     
POLYCEPHALY (2-headed) BIRD

Medium:Vitreous enamel, glass, birds, solder

Size: 8 x 8 x 6 1/2 inches

Date: 2009