February 9 - 28, 2009
Reception: Thursday, February 12 6?8pm
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. ? 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 ? 12 p.m.
1st and 2nd Floor of TECO located at 1 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
The Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York presents Taiwan's Three Masters of Modern Art Exhibition from Monday, February 9 to Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the 1st and 2nd Floor of TECO located at 1 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017. The opening reception is on Thursday February 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
This exhibition was curated by Director Suewhei Shieh and firstly exhibited in The Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University in Maryland from November 1 to December 13, 2008
Rooted in the fashions of the twentieth century, yet grounded firmly in tradition, modern Taiwanese art boasts a history of surprising diversity and change. In the face of increasing Western influence, artists completely broke with tradition and embraced the avant-garde movement of the 1960s. Among them are Liao Shiou-Ping, Lee Shi-Chi and Chu Wei-Bor, three celebrated artists who have developed distinctively individual styles through decades of exploration and innovations, successfully making breakthroughs in their quest to keep up with modernism while holding on to their roots in Taiwanese heritage and Chinese influence. This joint exhibition displays works on paper, canvas, wood and lacquer.Liao Shiou-Ping
graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts from the National Taiwan Normal University in 1959. He published his book The Art of Printmaking in 1974, which has become a textbook for printmaking study. He served as an adjunct professor of Art at Seton Hall University in New Jersey for 12 years before he returned to Taiwan as a visiting professor at the National Institute of the Arts. Liao has held more than 70 solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Tokyo and other major cities around the world.
His works have been collected by museums in over 40 countries including the British Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. Liao works with oils, watercolors, acrylics, and mixed media.Lee Shi-Chi
studied arts in Taiwan Normal College from 1955-1958. He co-founded the Modern Print Association and participated in international exhibitions joining the avant-garde Painting Association of the East. The most representative of his art in his early phase is a series of paintings inspired by the art of Chinese calligraphy. He uses color in various media, such as ink, print and lacquer. He received numerous awards and has held over 40 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world.Chu Wei-Bor
became a painter in the early 1950's and joined the avant-garde Painting Association of the East and began to produce abstract expressionist work. He utilized found materials such as nails, cardboard, foam and plastic discs, and fabric to create multiple layered surfaces. Chu has held over a dozen solo exhibitions and has been featured in over 40 group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Europe, South America, Asia and the United States.
Open hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. ? 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 ? 12 p.m.
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