Ways of Seeing

Friday 5th January 6-9 pm, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th 10 am-5 pm. Thereafter by arrangement until January 29th Free

Join us to launch the show on Friday January 5th from 6-9pm.

This exhibition brings together seven artists from Britain and Taiwan. 

Translated through the media of ceramics, traditional Chinese paintings and oil paintings, these seven artists express their emotions and reflect upon history, time, space and culture.

The artists are  Taiwanese oil painter Li-Yun Chen, British ceramic sculptor Martin Harman, Taiwanese calligrapher Tang Hsiang-Ming, Taiwanese illustrator Lucida Fang and Taiwanese ceramicists Lan-Mei Tang, Lin Miao-Fang and Wen-Hsi Harman.  

The exhibition creates a dialogue between British and Taiwanese artists to exchange cultural identity from different perspectives.

Li-Yun Chen is a Taiwanese oil painter who uses her painting to explore her home Taiwan and the memory of living in the Military Dependent’s village during her childhood.

Martin Harman is a British Ceramic sculptor who investigates concepts he gained from observing Stonehenge, such as construction, imagination, curiosity and possibility.

Tang Hsiang-Ming, a Taiwanese calligrapher, treats painting and calligraphy as her language. It also relates to a unique cultural position through philosophy and the balance between line and the flow of a mark on paper.

Lucida Fang is a Taiwanese illustrator who uses her images to portray a political voice about Taiwanese society.

Taiwanese ceramicist Lan-Mei Tang uses her wood fired ceramics to create a conversation between her making process and material. 

Taiwanese ceramicist Lin Miao-Fang uses crystalline glazes to express her thoughts with different ceramic forms.

Taiwanese ceramicist Wen-Hsi Harman uses her ceramic practice investigate cross-cultural identity through clay. 

 

The exhibition creates a dialogue between British and Taiwanese artists to exchange cultural identity from different perspectives.