Sometimes the slowed-down processes of painting and drawing reveal far more than the click of a shutter.
This list barely scratches the surface of the city’s artistic offerings this year, from overdue retrospectives to surprising sides of artists we know well.
Human Instamatic, the first museum retrospective of Martin Wong’s work since his death in 1999, is an insightful celebration of one of New York’s most underappreciated painters.
Occasionally, we are forced to venture beyond Brooklyn to see art.
MIAMI BEACH — The 14th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach offers its expected share of conventional, cheesy, captivating, cool, and curious works, but it would be impossible to discuss everything worth a mention.
Artists whose lives were affected by AIDS now have a space dedicated entirely to showcasing and honoring their works.
Martin Wong’s retrospective Human Instamatic, currently on at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, begins in quaint Humboldt County, California.
Today is a wonderful day for equality, as LGBTQ couples are now able to marry anywhere in the United States just like their heterosexual peers.
SAN FRANCISCO — Curated by students of the Curatorial Studies program at the California College of the Arts, this compact, well-considered gathering of work across many media by Martin Wong is a marvel of what the small-scale and seemingly ephemeral can communicate.
MIAMI BEACH — “There’s a lot of product going on here,” I heard a woman say into her cell phone at the mega-art fair Art Basel Miami Beach 2014. Indeed, $3 billion worth of art is being offered for sale this year, according to the event’s organizers.
During my recent visit to Write of Passage, I encountered graffiti legend Chris “DAZE” Ellis, who allowed me to interview him about another graffiti legend, Martin Wong.
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — I first met Rick Beerhorst in 1986, when he was a graduate student in the MFA program at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. One of his teachers was Peter Bodnar, whose small, quirky, symbolic abstractions with a spiritual undercurrent — they share something with Jain cosmology — have flown under the radar for many years. I know of two other artists who studied with him and hold him in high regard: Christopher Brown and Tom Lieber.