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My Easy World (自在的雲川) presents 46 color glue paintings by Chan Yu-chin (詹玉瑾). The exhibit’s title is based on Chan’s Buddhist name, cloud and river, and like the artist’s spiritual moniker, these hyperrealist paintings of mountains and seas and landscapes generate a sense of calm.

■ National Taiwan Museum of the Arts (國立台灣美術館), B1 Gallery, 2, Wucyuan W Rd Sec 1, Taichung City (台中市五權西路一段2號), tel: (04) 2372-3552. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 6pm. Admission: Free

■ Until March 3

Wang Liang-yin (王亮尹) continues her depiction of all things saccharine — jelly beans, cupcakes and sundaes — in her solo show of acrylic paintings Blending Fantasy — You and Me (攪拌器的你的我反覆幻想,尤其是在清醒的時候). For this show, Wang applies her vibrant palette to portrait painting.

■ Aki Gallery (也趣), 141 Minzu W Rd, Taipei City (台北市民族西路141號), tel: (02) 2599-1171. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from noon to 6:30pm

■ Until Jan. 30

There are three worthy exhibits currently on view at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. On the third floor, Modernity and Foresight (現代.前瞻) is a centennial exhibit on the life and work of Chang Chi-hua (張啟華), one of the first Taiwanese artists to study in Japan. Chang helped to pioneer the Western-influenced genres of landscape and portrait painting in Taiwan and is hailed by the museum as an important figure in the development of painting in Kaohsiung. On the fourth floor, Earthline presents work by Colin Offord, an Australian artist whose abstract paintings are deeply influenced by the natural landscape and cultural characteristics of Australia. Offord’s artistic language is a combination of Eastern and Western arts. Also on the fourth floor, Flowing, Kaohsiung (流.高雄) is an exhibit curated by Jason Shih (施承澤), who showcases the site-specific installation work of Huang Pei-ying (黃沛瀅). Commissioned specifically for the gallery space, Huang piles, stacks and distorts cardboard to create a 3D-like space that resembles abstract paintings.

■ Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 80 Meishuguan Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市美術館路80號), tel: (07) 555-0331. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 5pm. Admission: Free

■ Modernity and Foresight, until March 27. Earthline and Flowing, Kaohsiung, until March 6.

The Moon (當時明月) is an exhibit of new works by Pan Hsin-hua (潘信華). Pan’s collage paintings are reinterpretations of the bizarre spatial experiments of Ming Dynasty landscape painters combined with a compositional framework reminiscent of the Buddhist frescoes at China’s Dunhuang Caves, also known as the Mogao Caves.

■ Moon Gallery (月臨畫廊), 6, Ln 589, Yingcai Rd, Taichung City (台中市403英才路589巷6號). Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 2371-1219

■ Until Feb. 26

The paintings of Lee Shi-chi (李錫奇) are not unlike looking down on a city’s topography from an aircraft. These abstract works of grids and geometrical shapes, currently on view at Capital Art Center, continue his exploration of Chinese colors, symbols and materials using a Western aesthetic.

■ Capital Art Center (首都藝術中心), 2F, 343, Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路四段343號2樓), tel: (02) 2775-5268. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 7pm

■ Until Jan. 28

Tan Kuo-chih’s (譚國智) solo exhibition of oil paintings demonstrates his fascination for Taiwan’s landscapes. Mountains, rivers and fields are among the places Tan depicts to illustrate the country’s beauty.

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