I’ve been a steady follower of Kehinde Wiley’s portraits with elaborate painted backgrounds that resemble hand-sewn embroidery. My last viewing of this incredible artist was at an NYU mini-show that I previewed last September. Now, Wiley is showing at Deitch Projects, so don’t miss it!
Deitch Projects is pleased to present Black Light, an exhibition of photographs by Kehinde Wiley that thrusts the black male image, captured by means of light manipulation and digital technology, into focus. This shuffle of Wiley’s artistic process reveals an integral component of his studio practice rarely seen while remaining, uniquely, Kehinde Wiley portraiture.