Mind Set Art Center is currently hosting the second part of artist Juin Hsieh’s (謝鴻均) retrospective show. In From Single to Dual. From Dual to Single (一二．二一 ), Hsieh uses abstract depictions of plump female infants to draw links between bodily sensation and rational thinking.
■ Mind Set Art Center, 16-1, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段16-1號), tel: (02) 2365-6008. Tuesdays to Sunday 2pm to 6pm
■ Until Nov. 11
In Frame-Painting (框 — 畫), Kevin Yu (游克文) challenges traditional ideas about painting, composition, value and artwork display. “My painting is the frame, my frame is the painting. In fact, I consider that my painting can be used as a frame itself,” Yu writes in his artist statement.
■ IT Park Gallery (伊通公園), 41 Yitong St, Taipei City (台北市伊通街41號), tel: (02) 2507-7243. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1pm to 10pm
■ Until Nov. 17
Made from reclaimed machine components, artist Ruey-shiann Shyu’s (徐瑞憲) mechanical sculptures engage in actions that are fluid and lifelike. The contrast between cold metal and soft, gentle movements is Shyu’s signature. Distant Rainbow (彩虹的邊線) addresses the disconnect between our memories, dreams and reality. Each work incorporates items from Shyu’s childhood, including playground equipment, school desks and furniture that belonged to his mother.
■ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM, 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 Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30am to 5:30pm and until 8:30pm on Saturdays. Admission: NT$30
■ Until Nov. 25
Kiriko Iida’s solo show Surface Tension features the Japanese artist’s fairytale-like scenes of women in forest settings. His paintings look dreamy and serene upon first glance, but reveal darkness and danger upon closer examination.
■ Soka Art Center (索卡藝術中心), 2F, 57, Dunhua S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路一段57號2樓), tel: (02) 2570-0390. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 9pm
■ Opening reception on Saturday. Until Nov 25.
Tseng Ying-tung’s (曾英棟) solo exhibition Living Like a Dream (浮生若夢) showcases oil paintings and ceramic sculptures that incorporate found natural materials, such as wood, shells, sand and pollen. Tseng uses these objects to create unique textures and colors. His work encourages viewers to take a closer look at the world around them.
■ 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 today from 2pm to 5:30pm (guests are encouraged to wear clothes that represent the earth, such as leaves, flowers, green or bright colors). Until Dec. 10