Dates | 6.4 - 6.26.2015
Artist | Sung-Chih CHEN (Taiwan)
Venue |456 Gallery | Chinese American Arts Council
Gallery Hours | Mon-Fri 12-5PM
Opening Reception | 6.4.2015 6-8pm
The Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is glad to announce that Taiwanese artist; Sung-Chih CHEN (an Artist-In-Residency program of ISCP, supported by the ministry of culture, R.O.C, Taiwan) has his solo show at the 456 Gallery. “Time After Time - Sung-Chih Chen’s personal exhibition” showed the work “Untitled 2015” in response to Gallery 456’s invitation for a site specific installation in New York. The work continued the lingering depictions of time and traces in the work of Sung-Chih Chen; the coincidence of blooming flowers in the spring in New York elicited the artist’s curious observations for weak matters in the natural scenery. In the work, recycled printed sheets and plastic bags were molded to create a space with fallen blossoms to elicit entangled likes, dislikes, and refusals in the viewer. In this imaginative space gathered complex emotions, full of invalid and cheap materials in the world of consumption. The artist used the artistic event to continue the meaning of material existence, creating a mosaic of ! the disa ppearing marks of time from the collected fragments. An overview of the connected and remaining parts, the artist guides the viewer in a process of emptying meaning and using speed to convert emotional perception. Between form and meaning, it teases the viewer’s artistic philosophical thought about existing materials, the displays, and life. Flowers blooming and falling are normal phenomena of natural life and existence, “falling flowers (Time After Time)” are manifested in another value to re-evaluate the deep meaning of the rise and fall of life (substance).
Artist, Sung-Chih CHEN
Born 1978 in Nantou Taiwan, Chen Sung-Chih graduated from Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts with emphasis in mixed media installation. Previous works include mixed creations using ready-made objects. These ready-made life materials are randomly assembled, combined, and transformed in order to present something different from the original rough and cold material quality with a delicately blended complex psychological element. These art creations, therefore, are given warmth and poetic meanings. In the past years, there were several participations in artist-in-residence in international studio and exchange programs in Korea（MMCA Goyang Art Studio）, Britain （Visiting Arts London）, Egypt（The Townhouse Gallery）, France（Cité International des Arts）, and Taiwan（The Stock 20）. Previous artworks used to receive 2013 Espace Louis Vuitton Taipei Audition- First Prize, 2012 35 Visual Artist Support Winner , The 12th Visual Arts Prize of Li Chun-Shan Foundation, 2004 Taishin Arts Award – Top 7 of Visual Arts, 2003 Taipei Arts Award Best-selected. He lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.
Chinese American Arts Council and Gallery 456 are supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo & the NYS Legislature; The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and many other friends.
For more Information, please visit website, www.caacarts.org/wapp/caac/newslet/2015SungChihChen.html