Tseng Wei-hao (曾偉豪) attempts to convey the ambiguous states generated by the transient perception of everyday life in Transience (瞬間). Tseng’s new media work utilizes acoustic waves and noises as a metaphor to show that “every momentary happening is not merely an occasional coincidence, but in effect, represents a consequence of several connective links,” according to the gallery’s press statement.
■ Kalos Gallery (真善美畫廊), 269, Dunhua S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路一段269號), tel: (02) 2836-3452. Open daily from 10am to 6:30pm, closed Sundays
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 3pm. Until Sept. 24
Lightyears (光年) is a solo exhibition by Kuo I-chen (郭奕臣), whose work reveals his anxieties about the environment and humanity. His work is meant to “console himself while inspiring inner awareness in others,” a press statement says. Using light and photography as his expressive medium, Kuo explores the meaning of human existence through various visual and aural sensory phenomena.
■ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (台北市立美術館), 181, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市中山北路三段181號) tel: (02) 2595-7656. Open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm, closes at 9:30pm on Saturdays
■ Begins on Saturday. Until Oct. 30
Tsai I-ju (蔡宜儒) combines contemporary ink painting and other media in Nurture of the Earth — Mediator (土養︰沉思者).
■ MOT Arts, 3F, 22, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段22號3樓), tel: (02) 2751-8088. Open daily from 11:30am to 8pm
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 5pm
Thinking Cool presents four artists — Su Yu-hsien (蘇育賢), Wang Ya-hui (王雅慧), Tsai Char-wei (蔡佳葳) and Wu Chi-tsung (吳季璁) — who work in photography and video. The pieces range from the fantastical to the contemplative.
■ Tina Keng Gallery (大未來耿畫廊), 11, Ln 252, Dunhua S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路一段252巷11號), tel: (02) 2771-2665. Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm
■ Until Sept. 11
Existence in Blankness (隱相) is a solo show of new paintings by Chinese artist Shi Jing (史晶). Shi’s delicately wrought paintings, almost imperceptible in their rendering, experiment with and ask questions about the nature of painting and its interrelationship with observed objects and existential meaning.
■ Gallery 100 (百藝畫廊), 6, Ln 30, Changan E Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市長安東路一段30巷6號), tel: (02) 2536-2120. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm
■ Until Sept. 25