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Art exhibition listings

By Sheryl Cheung  /  Contributing reporter

■  Jut Art Museum (忠泰美術館) 178, Civic Blvd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市市民大道三段178號), tel: (02) 8772 6178. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm

■ Through Feb. 25

Stanley Fung (馮君藍) is a pastor and award-winning artist who is currently showing a collection of faith-inspired photographs at Gallery 100. Fung was born in Hong Kong and moved with his father to Taiwan at an early age to set up the first ministry in Chiayi. His passion for photography was first inspired by the work of Juan I-jong (阮義忠), who later praised Fung’s work as “poetic portraits of the soul.” Fung considers his creative process as “a part of religious contemplation” and in this exhibition, he shows seven series of photographs of still-lifes, landscapes and enacted anecdotes that reveal his insights on humanity, life and holiness. In the photograph Revelation, a blue petal lies gently on the edge of a worn, hard copy book with leather binding. The book is set against a pitch-black background, which dramatizes the scene with cinematic passion perhaps in search of a suspended state of extraordinary.

■ Gallery 100 (百藝畫廊), 1F, 13, Ln 252, Dunhua S Rd, Taipei (台北市敦化南路1段252巷13號1樓), tel: (02) 2731-0876. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 7pm

■ Through Dec. 30

Ku Kuo-hsuan (古國萱) loves the simplicity of paper cutting — with just a pair of scissors and paper, she creates forms without premeditated sketches. Her exhibition from EARTH (土之生) at Ms. Hsu’s Paperweights keeps to a minimal presentation and features a loose cluster of paper streams hung from the ceiling. Light casts shadows of the paper onto the wall, creating an atmosphere of quietude and lightness. The cluster is composed of two paper stream projects that explore the themes of earth and rain respectively. Rain is a series of cutouts that spell out poetic verses she has gathered from her friends. Though the Chinese characters are small and hard to read, the viewer may grasp an overall impression of their literary meanings. Earth is a group of abstract forms inspired by the idea of growth; the artist works spontaneously as she cuts through paper, responding to the material quality and developing imagery. Through paper cutting, Ku reveals her observations and insights about the world and everyday life.

■ Ms Hsu’s Paperweights, 25, Ln 62, Zhongshan N Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山北路二段62巷27號), tel: (02) 2542-1220. Open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm, Saturdays to Sundays 1pm to 6pm

■ Through Jan. 1

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