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  • Matthew Wong, Stargazer, 2019, gouache on paper, 16 × 12 1/8".

    Matthew Wong, Stargazer, 2019, gouache on paper, 16 × 12 1/8".

    Matthew Wong

    ARCH

    A postcard is an ephemeral missive bearing a single image signifying a locale and a brief message, if only the classic “Wish you were here.” Very often arriving in the recepient’s mailbox after the traveler has returned, these epistles pass through space and time to become anachronistic apparitions—delayed shadows of momentary presences. For Matthew Wong’s show “Postcards,” twenty smallish watercolors were dispatched in lieu of the artist, who had been expected in Athens for a spring residency at Arch before his sudden death at the age of thirty-five. All produced last year with what now seems

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