Fall 2018 issue of Stained Glass
       
     
Disenchanted Alice in Wonderland
       
     
Alice Gathering Clouds
       
     
Alice in the iCloud, with a Coke
       
     
Little Cakes
       
     
Alice Underground waiting for the L-train
       
     
Alice Meets Warhol
       
     
Alice, Prada and Häagen-Dazs
       
     
IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE
       
     
Il Momento della Morte
       
     
The Maid
       
     
Title LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE
       
     
La Morte Al Campo Giochi
       
     
Funerale Di Un'Amica
       
     
Death Of Apu
       
     
La Crocifissione La Moe
       
     
Mother Earth
       
     
The Countryman And The Serpent
       
     
Rainier Wolfcastle
       
     
King of the Hill
       
     
Lap 'O Luxury
       
     
Mmglup
       
     
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
       
     
Chicken Girl
       
     
Fall 2018 issue of Stained Glass
       
     
Fall 2018 issue of Stained Glass

8 page article in Stained Glass, The Quarterly Magazine of the Stained Glass Association of America. Subscribe here.

Disenchanted Alice in Wonderland
       
     
Disenchanted Alice in Wonderland

These six stained glass panels are a part of a series named "Disenchanted Alice." Work in this series is based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ New York artist Joseph Cavalieri updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving her blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land.

This work was created during Joseph's ten week long, 2018 artist residency, at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts artist in residency, in Reading, Pennsylvania. The images are hand painted on stained glass, a technique that dates back to Medieval times. The glass is kiln fired to 1290 degrees, then soldered together and placed in a back lit light box.

Private collection for the images in the bottom row far right, and the bottom row center.

Alice Gathering Clouds
       
     
Alice Gathering Clouds

This work will be part of the “Material World” exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center from March 1, through May 12, 2019.

Size: 16 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches Year: 2018
Materials: Hand painted and air brushed stained glass and solder, set in a metal frame with LED lighting.

Our unraveling blue haired Alice imagines a better world, where she gathers clouds. The group of unaware white rabbits continue to text.

This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land.

On exhibition and for sale at POP Gallery in Santa Fe, MN

Alice in the iCloud, with a Coke
       
     
Alice in the iCloud, with a Coke

Size: 16 x 16 inches Year: 2018

Materials: Hand painted and air brushed stained glass and solder, set in a metal frame with LED lighting.

With a bottle of Coke, blue hair, and an abundance of clouds, including a couple of storm clouds, our Alice contemplates downing the liquid that will make her small.

This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land.

On exhibition and for sale at POP Gallery in Santa Fe, MN

Little Cakes
       
     
Little Cakes

Size: 15 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches Year: 2018
Materials: Hand painted and air brushed stained glass and solder, set in a metal frame with LED lighting.

The white rabbit and our blue haired Alice in a scene from the book: “The crowd hurls pebbles at Alice which turn into little cakes, she eats and shrinks.” Little cakes are now Hostess Cup Cakes, and there is a tiny puppet version of our Alice.

This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land.

On exhibition and for sale at POP Gallery in Santa Fe, MN

Alice Underground waiting for the L-train
       
     
Alice Underground waiting for the L-train

Size: 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches Year: 2018
Materials: Hand painted and air brushed stained glass and solder, set in a metal frame with LED lighting.

Floating above a black rabbit hole, our stoned blue haired Alice unravels while waiting for the L-train. A group unaware white rabbits commuters continue to text.

These stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land.

On exhibition and for sale at POP Gallery in Santa Fe, MN

Alice Meets Warhol
       
     
Alice Meets Warhol

Size: 16 1/2 x 16 inches Year: 2018
Materials: Hand painted and air brushed stained glass and solder, set in a metal frame with LED lighting.

Our blue haired Alice contemplates a can of Campbell’s mushroom soup.

This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land.

Private collection.

Alice, Prada and Häagen-Dazs
       
     
Alice, Prada and Häagen-Dazs

Size: 15 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches Year: 2018
Materials: Hand painted and air brushed stained glass and solder, set in a metal frame with LED lighting.

“She begins to cry, and her massive tears form a sizable pool at her feet.” From a distance our blue haired Alice views a Prada purse, a pint of ice cream, and the white rabbit, all stranded in the water.

This stained glass panel is part of a series based on the illustrations of Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ Joseph updates the story by placing Alice in New York City in 2018, and giving Alice blue hair. Alice is under-whelmed and lost in consumer-land.

Private collection.

IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE
       
     
IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE

IL MOMENTO DELLA MORTE (The Moment of Death) 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 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

Private collection.

Il Momento della Morte
       
     
Il Momento della Morte

Detail

“My frame maker stopped by and saw this work on my worktable and said ‘You are going straight to hell!‘“.

This work was created to show the emotions Americans were suffering after the 2008 housing bust.

Private collection.

The Maid
       
     
The Maid

Number 6 in the Simpson’s “Missing Episode” series. Cavalieri adds a final chapter to this La Fontaine’s fable (The Maid).

The original story starts with a fair maiden looking at herself in the mirror all day. When she meets men, they are simply not up to her standard. Time passes until she finds a wrinkle while looking in the mirror. She immediately leaves her home and meets the town cripple, and marries him. Cavalieri updates this story by adding another chapter where Mr. Burns kidnaps the cripple Holmer, kills Marge and takes her place as beauty queen.

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

Medium Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

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

Date 2009

Private collection, purchased by director Morgan Spurlock

Title LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE
       
     
Title LA REINCARNAZIONE DI MAGGIE

The Reincarnation of Maggie

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 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
2009

Private collection.

La Morte Al Campo Giochi
       
     
La Morte Al Campo Giochi

La Morte Al Campo Giochi (The Death in the Playground) features Patty and Selma Bouvier, Marge Simpson's older, unmarried, chain-smoking, twin sisters.

Shown in Cavalieri's solo show at 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

Private collection.

Funerale Di Un'Amica
       
     
Funerale Di Un'Amica

Funerale Di Un'Amica (Funeral for a Friend). This depicts Marge's death.

Purchased by a 2nd Simpson's writer.

Shown in Cavalieri's solo show at 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
Private collection.

Death Of Apu
       
     
Death Of Apu

Death Of Apu, illustrating the afterlife of Apu and his wife Manjula.

Shown in Cavalieri's solo show at 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
Private collection.

La Crocifissione La Moe
       
     
La Crocifissione La Moe

(Private collection)

The Crucifixion of Moe

Exhibited along with a work of Lunch lady Doris and Rainier Wolfcastle. 

The inimitable Joseph Cavalieri is back with three more haunting, bizarre, and downright fucking amazing stained glass panels featuring Simpsons characters.  The three form a coherent set, with Rainier Wolfcastle on one side, Lunch lady Doris on the other, and a oversize Jesus-Moe crucified in the middle.”
--Dead Homer Society website

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

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

2010

Mother Earth
       
     
Mother Earth

(Private collection)

Mother Earth. It shows Joseph’s fascination for renaissance architecture, cartoon characters, and nature.

Shown in Cavalieri's solo show at the Out Hotel in New York City (2015-16).

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

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

2015

The Countryman And The Serpent
       
     
The Countryman And The Serpent

(Private collection)

The Countryman And The Serpent, mixes an Aesop fable with the Simpsons.

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

Rainier Wolfcastle
       
     
Rainier Wolfcastle

(Private collection)

Rainier Wolfcastle

Exhibited along with a work of Lunch lady Doris and Moe.

The inimitable Joseph Cavalieri is back with three more haunting, bizarre, and downright fucking amazing stained glass panels featuring Simpsons characters. The three form a coherent set, with Rainier Wolfcastle on one side, Lunch lady Doris on the other, and a oversize Jesus-Moe crucified in the middle.”
--Dead Homer Society website

Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

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

2010

King of the Hill
       
     
King of the Hill

(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

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

Mmglup
       
     
Mmglup

(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

Aline Kominsky-Crumb
       
     
Aline Kominsky-Crumb

(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. This is an image of Robert’s wife Aline.

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

Chicken Girl
       
     
Chicken Girl

(Private collection)

A detailed 1970’s street scene is incorporated into a Gothic frame within a graphic border made of painted stained and flashed glass.

Cavalieri worked with Robert Crumb to produce this series of stained glass panels. Mr. Crumb has agreed to let Joseph use his iconic images.

Medium Vitreous enamel, layered stained glass, solder

Size: 19 x 27 x 2 inches (48.2 x 86.5 x 5 cm)

Date 2010