Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Wong, Matthew, 1984-2019, artist, author.

Title Postcards / Matthew Wong ; with texts by Henri Cole, Winnie Wong.

Publication Info. New York : Karma, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.11 Wong,M WON    DUE 07-12-22 OFF CAMPUS
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 50 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition at ARCH, Athens, Greece, Sept. 10-Dec. 11, 2020.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary 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.
Subject Wong, Matthew, 1984-2019 -- Exhibitions.
Painting -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Gouache painting -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Painters -- Canada -- 21st century.
Added Author Cole, Henri, author.
Wong, Winnie Won Yin, author.
Karma (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title Matthew Wong : Postcards
ISBN 9781949172508 hardcover
1949172503 hardcover

Available items only