Sunday, September 6, 2009
New York based visual artist Kehinde Wiley released a new book, titled Black Light, which features a collection of his latest photographic work. The grand opening for the book and exhibition was held at Deitch Projects in Soho, New York and the Spader team had to check this out! Wiley is famously known for his use of African-American males as his subject, dressed in urban gear yet captured in traditional, seventeenth through nineteenth-century heroic poses. According to Wiley, “my intention is to craft a world picture that isn’t involved in political correctives or visions of utopia. It’s more of a perpetual play with the language of desire and power".