The Glass Wall (Dedicated to Linda McCartney)
12th June 1997 to 12th September 1997
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, 119 Wooster Street, NY 10012
"Taking as his leitmotif the heraldic fleur-de-lis, the English artist Brian Clarke has produced a mammoth eight-panel wall, measuring 1,012 square feet, that curves across the space of the gallery. A tour de force of contemporary stained glass, its brilliantly nuanced colors range from near-transparent white to rose and sparkling blue. Though its subject matter is entirely secular, it conveys a feeling of great cathedral spaces. It also owes something to Matisse's late large-scale cutouts for the chapel of the Dominican convent at Vence, France." – Grace Glueck reviewing the exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in The New York Times, 1998.