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Clth, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 52 pgs / 20 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2021 p. 9   

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Matthew Wong: Postcards

Text by Winnie Wong. Poem by Henri Cole.

Matthew Wong: Postcards

An intimate clothbound volume compiling the exquisite postcard paintings of Matthew Wong

This fully illustrated volume collects Matthew Wong’s small-scale postcard paintings made during the last year of his life in 2019. As Winnie Wong writes in her newly commissioned essay for the book, “Art critics have observed that Matthew Wong's landscapes are ‘uncannily familiar,’ and they do prompt viewers to search our own memories, but he almost never titled them as places. Instead, he consistently named them as moments in time: midnight, 5:00am, dawn, daybreak, 12:30am, Autumn, Winter, the first snow, the gloaming, the moon rise … For the postcard is a genre that seems to consciously elude a sense of stable locus, yet marks the times of our lives when we tried to grasp it. Matthew Wong painted at home, on the road, and in the studio. He spoke of the compulsion to finish each of his paintings in a single sitting, and talked of them always as process, rather than subject matter. Standing before paintings he finished years ago, he could recall every stroke and mark as if he had placed them just moments before.”

Matthew Wong (1984–2019) was a self-taught Canadian artist whose paintings evoke art historical precedents ranging Soutine and Van Gogh to abstract expressionism. His colorful, dappled vignettes of imaginary landscapes and half-remembered interiors have the uncanny ability to, in his words, “activate nostalgia, both personal and collective.” Wong held his first American solo exhibition at Karma in March 2018, garnering reviews in the New York Times and the New Yorker, among others. His work is in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas.


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/14/2020

The sky, the moon and the color of remembering in 'Matthew Wong: Postcards'

The sky, the moon and the color of remembering in 'Matthew Wong: Postcards'

"New Moon (After John Beerman)" (2019) is reproduced from Matthew Wong: Postcards, published by Karma Books, New York. Featuring a poem by Henri Cole and an insightful text by Winnie Wong, this clothbound, 52-page hardcover collects the small-scale postcard paintings made during the last year of the artist's life, in 2019. "For Matthew Wong, the sky was the limit," Winnie Wong writes, "but the moon was the color of remembering." continue to blog


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Matthew Wong: Postcards

MATTHEW WONG: POSTCARDS

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172508
USD $35.00
| CAN $49 UK £ 30

Pub Date: 11/10/2020
Active | In stock