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Juxtapoz Magazine - Martin Wong & Aaron Gilbert "1981–2021" @ P.P.O.W. Gallery

Juxtapoz Magazine – Martin Wong & Aaron Gilbert “1981–2021” @ P.P.O.W. Gallery

P.P.O.W. is pleased to present 1981–2021, a two-person exhibition featuring the paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Aaron Gilbert and the late Chinese-American painter Martin Wong. Sparking an intergenerational dialogue, this exhibition focuses on two artists whose practices amplify the societal pressures of both their private lives and the New York communities they inhabit. Spanning over 40 years, their work chronicles a continuum of life within a city under siege. From long abandonment compounded by the gutting of public resources, to the mass displacement of black and brown communities, and ultimately bookended by two distinct pandemics, AIDS and COVID-19, both Wong and Gilbert offer windows into the lived realities of their time to reveal transformative potential in the face of societal precariousness.

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