Matthew Wong, Starry Night, 2019. Oil on canvas, 152.4 x 177.8 cm. © 2019 Matthew Wong Foundation. Image courtesy of Karma, New York.
Since the summer of last year, Matthew Wong: Blue View has showcased the brilliant career of Toronto-born, Chinese-Canadian artist Matthew Wong for visitors to the AGO. In the first museum exhibition of his work, the large blue paintings provoke a sense of melancholy and create a dreamlike aura surrounding visitors as they move through the gallery. The brush strokes, shadowy figures and shades of cerulean, cobalt, navy, indigo, ultramarine and azure draw our eyes in through the lens of the artist. As we prepare to say our goodbyes on May 15 to the 40 paintings from Wong’s Blue Series, we turn our heads to visitors who have documented their experiences at the exhibition on social media.
Here’s what they captured.
Johann Bona @johannsday
Soomin Lee @soominsays
Nicolette Addesa @nicoletteaddesa
Naomi Brearley @nbrrly
Aaron Kirsch @aarons_akount
Included in General Admission, be sure to visit the AGO before Matthew Wong: Blue View closes on May 15. AGO Members, Annual Passholders and visitors under 25 see it for free. Curated by Julian Cox, AGO Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue. Available for purchase now at shopAGO.