Sun, Jul 29, 2012 - Page 12 News List

Art exhibition listings

By Noah Buchan  /  Staff reporter

Kate Chin, Quadrilogy of Life: Episode 1 (Independence) (2012).

Photo courtesy of Jia Art Gallery

Kate Chin (金質靈), who likes nothing more than to put on a leather jacket and ride a Harley Davidson, is a “liberated artist with attitude” declares the press release for her solo show at Jia Art Gallery (家畫廊). On the canvass, however, she employs her considerable talent to create works that the gallery describes as a hybrid of pop art and Chinese-style monotone ink painting, depicting horses and cows in vast, desolate landscapes to express loneliness.

■ Jia Art Gallery (家畫廊), 1F-1, 30, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市中山北路三段30號1樓之1), tel: (02) 2591-4302. Open daily from 10am to 6pm

■ Opening reception on Aug. 5 at 2pm. Until Sept. 30

Tsao Liang-pin (曹良賓), Liao Yujun (廖逸君), Ahn Jun and Yojiro Imasaka are four contemporary photographers from, respectively, Taiwan, China, South Korea and Japan, who have come together to exhibit their work in A Vision Across Boundaries (跨渡縱目). The artists draw on their own cultural backgrounds to explore what it means to live and create in a different country – here the US – and how one makes sense of unfamiliar surroundings with the camera.

■ VT Art Salon (非常廟藝文空間), B1, 47 Yitong St, Taipei City (台北市伊通街47號B1), tel: (02) 2516-1060. Open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1:30pm to 9pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 1:30pm to 10pm

■ Until Saturday

Dali: Mind of a Genius contains over 100 original works by the surrealist artist. The works on display encompass Dali’s long and prolific career, including sculptures and furniture, oil paintings and small ink sketches. The exhibition includes sections such as “Times,” a nod to his famous melting clock statues, and “Mythology,” which presents works that draw on allusions to Greek Mythology and Biblical stories.

■ Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念), 21-1 Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山南路21-1號), tel: (02) 6630-8388. Open daily from 9am to 6pm. Admission: NT$250

■ Until Sept. 30

Artdoor Gallery is currently holding a double exhibition of calligraphy and traditional Chinese landscape painting by Chang Kuang-bin (張光賓) and Hu Ying-sheng (吳英聲).

■ Art Door Gallery (藝境畫廊), 5F, 36, Ln 164, Hulin St, Taipei City (台北市虎林街164巷36號5樓), tel: (02) 2345-6773. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 2pm to 7pm

■ Until Aug. 5

The Power of Japanese Contemporary Sculpture is a group exhibition of sculpture by eight established contemporary artists from Japan, including Katsura Funakoshi, Katsuyo Aoki, Hiroto Kitagawa and Yoshihiro Suda. The artists work variously in wood, clay, plexiglass and paper.

■ Aki Gallery (也趣藝廊), 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

■ Opening reception on Aug. 5 at 3pm. Until Sept. 9

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