Fred Wilson, ‘Exchange’, 2004, Crown Point Press

Paper size: 30 1/2 x 34-inches.

Publisher: Crown Point Press

About Fred Wilson

Known for his politically charged work that explore issues faced by Africans and African-Americans in past centuries, Fred Wilson makes sculptures that are, first and foremost, beautiful. His Murano glass mirrors (2009), made from onyx Murano glass (a color never before used for decorative objects), are glossy and ornate, while Regina Atra (2006), Wilson’s version of the Diamond Diadem, the celebrated crown worn by Her Majesty the Queen of England, is as delicate and opulent as the original. Each is a commentary on the African experience, a theme that is occasionally met with great resistance, as in the case of Wilson’s thwarted efforts to erect a sculpture of a freed slave in Indianapolis, which was to be titled E Pluribus Unum.

American, b. 1954, Bronx, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

THE MASTER PLAN or In Between the Big Bang and Modern Art is the Restroom, Brodsky Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Group Shows on Artsy

Summer Choices: A Group Exhibition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Glasstress Boca Raton, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton
Affinity Atlas, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs
Global Positioning Systems, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami