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Farewell Matthew Wong

Capturing the hearts of our visitors, the intimate solo exhibition of Chinese-Canadian artist Matthew Wong closes on May 15. See how our visitors captured their experience in Matthew Wong: Blue View on social media.

Image of Matthew Wong artwork, Starry Night, oil on canvas

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by @johannsday

 

Soomin Lee @soominsays

 

Nicolette Addesa @nicoletteaddesa

 

Naomi Brearley @nbrrly

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Naomi Brearley (@nbrrly)

 

Aaron Kirsch @aarons_akount

 

Astrid @astridovergaard

 

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.

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