Inside the opened doors, the exquisite depth of the carved vignettes in the Passion tableaux (including people standing in front of one another and the folds in their clothing), the representation of the stages of the cross, and the striking contrast to the adjacent painted panels combine to celebrate the inner parts of the altarpiece as a hypersensual
and embodied viewing experience.
Treating the material surfaces depicted in his work -- down jackets and plaid boxers -- with the same attentiveness to detail by which the British and Flemish masters rendered the ermine capes and velvets of their noblemen subjects, Wiley's hypersensual
, homoerotically charged images are provocative to the extreme.
undulations are totally sexual, and their slightly smug relationship to the automotive world is as dysfunctional as it is eager.