“Wiley is an omnivore, ingesting all the contradictions and irrationalities offered by the vast banquet called the Human Condition. Art and nature, politics and war, foolishness and ambition, love and anger – all are summoned by his fertile imagination and recorded in the personal vocabulary of symbols and images that crowd his artworks, with no corner left empty for escape.” (Broun, 10)
The VRC has cataloged 16 images from What’s it all Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect. The images are available in the Digital Image Database for members of the SCAD community with your MySCAD log-in.
Images clockwise from top-left:
Wiley, William T. (1985). Sweet Lil’ Pristine. Mixed media. 38 x 11 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Private collection.
Wiley, William T. (1999). Evolution, the Eclipse & the Devils in Kansas. Acrylic and charcoal. 70 x 82 3/4 inches. Private collection.
Wiley, William T. (1967). Mona Lisa Wipe Out or “Three Wishes”. Paper, wire, canvas, and tape. 24 x 17 1/8 inches. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.
Wiley, William T. (2005). Alchemical Lyon Tortured With Abstraction. Mixed media on canvas. 62 x 73 inches. Private collection.