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Art exhibition listings

By Sheryl Cheung  /  Contributing Reporter

■ Double Square Gallery (雙方藝廊), 28 Lane 770, Beian Road, Taipei City (台北市北安路770巷28號), tel: (02) 8501-2138. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:30am to 6:30pm

■ Through April 7

Taiwanese illustrator Chou Yi’s (周依) distinct drawing style is characterized by short dashes, curves and geometric shapes that make up a visual code for her idiosyncratic, metaphysical universe. Her compositions often suggest a sense of urban solitude and timelessness, depicting scenes of empty streets and elongated shadows or of lone women enjoying solitary activities. Town is the title of Chou’s latest book and exhibition currently hosted at Wildflower Bookstore. The show features the artist’s original drawings that are also included in the book. This body of work is inspired by the neighborhood in which she has lived in since she was a child. These streets and alleys that “quietly exist,” writes the artist in a statement, “makeup the landscape of my town.” By intermixing real and imaginative sceneries of her neighborhood, the artist seeks to create a new world from her personal perspective. Chou will be at the bookstore tomorrow for a book-signing event at 3pm. Contact the venue for further information.

■ Wildflower Bookstore (荒花書店), 1F, 7, Ln 69, Chengde Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市承德路一段 69 巷7號). Open Fridays to Mondays from 2pm to 10pm

■ Through March 26

Tomorrow, manga and illustration gallery d/art Taipei opens with a two-person exhibition entitled Contours of a Young Girl (少女的輪廓) by Japanese manga artist okama and Taiwanese illustrator VOFAN. Both artists are known for their skillful renditions of female anime characters. Okama prefers to use neon colors and elaborate contours to describe fine and delicate detail; his characters are often styled with unique costume designs. VOFAN’s illustrations are much warmer and painterly, relying heavily on manipulation of lighting. VOFAN owes his superb use of light to his passion for photography, through which he understands the techniques of illumination from the perspective of the camera lens. The exhibition shows a selection of works by both artists, including VOFAN’s Fu Cheng Hsiao Man (府城小滿), a fictional female college student that he created as a tourism mascot for the city of Tainan. For those interested in watching the artists at work, the gallery has scheduled two live drawing sessions tomorrow and Sunday afternoon.

■ d/art Taipei, 2F, 14 Wuchang St Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市武昌街二段14號2F), tel: (02) 2383-0060. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 1pm to 10pm

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