Upcoming Exhibitions

The Cartoons and other Art of Matthew Diffee

March 3 through July 8, 2018
Coe Gallery

Matthew Diffee was a painter first, of landscapes and abstractions, but then he became a cartoonist for The New Yorker Magazine. He kept painting but no one ever saw that work until now (unless you came to his house for some reason and looked under the bed). In ONE MAN GROUP SHOW, Diffee shares his best cartoon art and the other art he’s been doing for the past twenty years.

Far from cartoony, Diffee’s cartoons stand out for their draftsmanship and aesthetic design. His single panel black and white cartoons appear in The New Yorker magazine. He also does long-form cartooning for Texas Monthly and Esquire, as well as illustrations for bluegrass bands like Punch Brothers and books by Stephen King.

ONE MAN GROUP SHOW includes the original drawings for the cartoons and illustrations that have graced your coffee table and night stand. And for the first time, Diffee will exhibit his more traditional artistic endeavors: realist landscapes, abstract paintings, and collages.

An Evening with Matthew Diffee
Friday, March 2

6 – 7:30 PM Reception in Coe Gallery
7:30 PM Talk in Drendel Auditorium
8:15 PM Book Signing in Coe Gallery

Reception ticket/presentation combo $30/person for HMA members; $50/person non-members
Presentation only $10/HMA members; $20/non-members


Sponsored by:
United Arts Council of Catawba County
George Clay III, DDS -- Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

This project was supported by the United Arts Council of Catawba County through the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment of the Arts.