In Searching Light (追光), Chinese painter Meng Yangyang (孟陽陽) draws on his experiences growing up in Chongqing and Beijing during the 1980s. Meng’s work explores the impact of rapid economic development on people of his generation, who enjoy new privileges but also face complex and unexpected challenges.
■ Nou Gallery (新畫廊), 232, Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路四段232號), tel: (02) 2700-0239. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 3:30pm. Until Oct. 28
Now on display at Art Door Gallery (藝境畫廊), A Dot But Not Just a Dot … by Chris Chou (周蘭惠) is a series of abstract paintings that examine the Biblical story of manna from the heavens. Using geometric lines, bright colors and intense, rhythmic strokes and patterns, Chou’s artwork reflects on religious language, ethical standards and moral issues in society.
■ 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 Oct. 7
American artist Antoine Predock used half a century of architectural experience to create the works seen in A Poetic Architect Who Praises Nature. Predock followed cues from the land and local culture at the beginning of the design process for each of his buildings. The exhibit will feature art by Predock and a documentary about his architectural work.
■ N1 gallery, URS21, 21 Minsheng E Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市民生東路一段21號), tel: (02) 2562-1617. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm
■ Until Oct. 28
The pieces in Lu De-hwa’s (羅得華) Mountain Cloud Walk: Living Glass Art (山 雲 行: 生活琉璃) feature restrained shapes and black and white designs inspired by monochromatic ink landscape paintings. The delicate nature of Lo’s work seeks to evoke swirling, ephemeral mountain mists.
■ Anderson Art (安德昇藝術), 151 Zhouzi St, Taipei City (台北市洲子街151號), tel: (02) 8751-6565. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 11am to 6pm
■ Until Sept. 16
Tommy Chen’s (陳道明) canvases express nostalgia for the vast plateau landscapes of Shandong, China, where the artist grew up before moving to Taiwan as a teenager. The fluctuations in color as well as the sculptural texture of Chen’s works are reminiscent of the jumping beats of a melody. While some artists strive to control color and technique, Chen focuses on unleashing the unconscious into the conscious.
■ Eslite Gallery (誠品畫廊), 5F, 11 Songgao Rd, Taipei City (台北市松高路11號5樓), tel: (02) 8789-3388 X1588. Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm
■ Until Sept. 30