Visual Art Source: Chelsea Ryoko Wong

Matthew Kangas, Visual Art Source, April 6, 2019

Regional art is constantly under redefinition, as Chelsea Ryoko Wong’s current exhibit affirms. Her mixed-media paintings tackle the street life of neighborhoods in San Francisco. As a result, Seattleites and others get a window into the marvelous multi-cultural panorama of that city’s ethnic, sexual and gender diversity. Working in a simplified, illustrational style similar to The New Yorker’s Maira Kalman, Wong’s tightly focused subject matter is brightly colored, crowded with the people of urban venues: senior centers, yoga classes, ballet classes, demonstrations and parties..