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Artist / Maker : Kelly, Kerry Joe
Title : Untitled (Stained Glass Window)
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Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
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Medium / Material  : stained glass; lead; wood; paint
Support / Technique : leaded stained glass
Object Type : stained-glass windows
Visual Description : This towering, arched, stained glass window is done in the colours orange and brown. The central top motif is of a circle with a variety of geometric shapes. Extending downwards like a tree trunk where its roots entwine at the bottom. 12 separate panels compose the whole.
Accession # : U001.11.462
Width (cm) : 180.00
Height (cm) : 360.00
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Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
Artist Statement : Born in Victoria on May 19, 1945, Kerry Joe Kelly is best known for his creative stained glass works. Kelly was largely self-taught and established a reputation for large-scale commissions in the early 1970s. Notable commissions include glass murals for Concordia Place in Toronto and the folk Life Pavilion at Expo '86 in Vancouver, as well as 25 stained glass panels for the Provincial Government's restoration of the Rithet Building on Wharf St., Victoria, in 1976 (then the head office for the BC Ministry of Tourism). Over the years, Kelly lectured and exhibited extensively throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, with significant exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery, Toledo Art Museum, Corning Glass Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Open Space, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 1985 and 1975. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria holds two of Kelly's early works, "Light Bulb" (1976) and "For Joe and Mable Who Taught Me" (1978), an installation intended to push the preconceptions of glass to consider organized violence, global tensions, and fragility of humanity. Kelly passed away unexpectedly [this May] at his home in Portugal.