Ivana Ramos Rivera Markovic
Category: Drawings
Title: Faces II
Media: Ink on paper
Size: 2 x (30x20)cm
Year: 2005

Julia Klimova
Category: Paintings
Title: Beautiful 3
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 30x 24"
Year: 2006

Zobova Marina
Category: Paintings
Title: Charlotta's afternoon
Media: Oil on canvas
Size: 85x85 cm
Year: 2005

Andrew Campbell
Category: Andrew Campbell
Title: PROPHETS No.1
Media: Light-Box Installation
Size: 72"x72"
Year: 2006

Zoran Poposki
Category: Mixed Media
Title: Untitled (self-portrait)
Media: mixed media
Size: 17x14
Year: 2002

 

A Milestone Panel discussion - Contemporary Art and the Community.
Photo by YoYo Xiao

A Milestone Panel discussion - Contemporary Art and the Community.
Photo by YoYo Xiao

 

Chin Chih Yang
A Christmas tree decorated with flags of ROC and UN for Taiwan- in outside window of 123soho art space

Chin Chih Yang
Truck 1 used to project image of Gordian Knot in Manhattan

Chin Chih Yang
Truck 2 used to project image of Gordian Knot in Manhattan

Chin Chih Yang
Projection of Christmas Tree on entrance to MOMA

Chin Chih Yang
Projection of Taiwan independence symbol on entrance to MOMA

Chin Chih Yang
Projection of ROC Flag on entrance to MOMA

Chin Chih Yang
Truck used to project image of Gordian Knot in Rockefeller center I

Chin Chih Yang
Truck used to project image of Gordian Knot in Rockefeller center II

Chin Chih Yang
Truck used to project image of Gordian Knot in 42nd Street

Chin Chih Yang
Projection of ROC Flag on entrance to Macy's

Chin Chih Yang
Projection of ROC flag on side walk
of UN

Chin Chih Yang
UN Security Officer investigating the incident

Chin Chih Yang
Projection of ROC Flag on outside wall of Communist Chinese Embassy

Projection of ROTC Flag on outside wall of Communist Chinese Embassy

Gallery of the Amerasia Bank

 



Jesus Christ Superstar 1.
Chin Chih Yang

Jesus Christ Superstar 2.
Chin Chih Yang

Jesus Christ Superstar 3.
Chin Chih Yang

Jesus Christ Superstar 4.
Chin Chih Yang

Jesus Christ Superstar 5.
Chin Chih Yang



Jesus Christ Superstar 6.
Chin Chih Yang

Blind Buddha 1.
Chin Chih Yang

Blind Buddha 2.
Chin Chih Yang

Blind Buddha 3.
Chin Chih Yang

Blind Buddha 4.
Chin Chih Yang

Projection of Taiwan Independence Flag on outside wall of UN

UN Security Officer/FBI investigating
the incident
Chin Chih Yang

Projection of Taiwan Independence Flag on outside wall of Taipei Cultural Center  

Gordian Knots Installation in
Taipei Cultural Center I.

Chin Chih Yang

Gordian Knots Installation in
Taipei Cultural Center II.
Chin Chih Yang

Gordian Knots Installation in
Taipei Cultural Center III.
Chin Chih Yang

Gordian Knots Installation in
Taipei Cultural Center IV.

Chin Chih Yang

Gordian Knots Installation in
Taipei Cultural Center V.

Chin Chih Yang

 

Stephen Yadzinski
Tatyana Kuznetsova
Nico Puertollano
Christina Dy
Nathaniel Donnett

 

Diego Manuel Rodríguez
Boriana Mihailovska
Robert I. Barrocas
Jose De la Barra
Pat Griesbach

 


~ Saou
Andrea Ilskens
J Allan Quinzon
Ruth Olivar Millan
Von Eric Ng

 

Eric Guazon
Tsewang Tashi
John Haro
Scott Andrew Spencer
Roslyn Yang

 

Thomai Kontou
Iwona Jankowski
Birsen Ozbilge
Aaron Bartley
Ben Zvi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the second five artists selected by our panel for “The Best of 123Soho 2007 Art Show".

They are Ivan Ramos Rivera Markovic, Julia Klimova, Zobova Marina, Andrew Campbell, and Zoran Poposki. Please keep in mind that these were culled from over 1,730 works of art, most of which were of very high caliber, and that the submissions were not limited to the United States , but are international in origin.
The order in which the artists are being displayed, is not indicative of the quality of the work.

The next 5 artists will be displayed in June.


212-226-2307 ext 123 info@123soho.com

Ivana Ramos Rivera Markovic

Education: The Academy of Arts, Nish, Serbi.
Group Exhibition:
Group Exhibitions - Gallery of Fine Arts,
Nish,Knjazevac,Cacak - Serbia, 2005-2006

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01199

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Klimova
Painting for me is a passion, a fascinating process of seeing, which alters the vision of things. The everyday becomes special, unique, unknown. What is seen, is never what is painted, yet the painting becomes a new reality. When somebody inquires "How long did it take you to paint this picture?" - I answer it, but to myself I think : "How long? My entire life", it is a result of a lifelong journey into self discovery.

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01137

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zobova Marina
Marina Zobova was born in Nizhny Novgorod,Russia.
Graduated from Nizhny Novgorod Art college.
Since 1991 has lived in Prague, Czech Republic.
In 1992 became a member of Union Prague Artists.
The artist works in oilpainting's technique and takes her inspiration from contemporary life.
She embodys her thoughts in different styles.

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01216

 

 

 

 

Andrew Campbell
THE ANDREW CAMPBELL PROJECT: DIGITAL ART/
LIGHT-BOX-WORKS/PAINTINGS/SCULPTURES/
NEW ART/ARTIST INSTALLATIONS 2007

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01058

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoran Poposki
Zoran Poposki (b.1974) is an accomplished abstract expressionist painter and graphic artist from Macedonia. His work has been featured in national TV programs, newspapers and magazines.

Poposki's abstract paintings are present in numerous private collections abroad.

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01242

 

The panel responsible for the selection of the 30 winners is composed of Chin Chih Yang (Artist and Chief Curator of 123Soho), Heidi Jain (Photographer and former instructor at Mercer County and Brookdale Community College), and Younghee Choi Martin The art of Younghee Choi Martin is a distinctive mix of classical and modern, employing a semi-abstract style to express tragic and heroic themes. Affirming that ³painting is silent poetry,² she draws inspiration from works of classical literature such as the Oresteia of Aeschylus and Virgil's Aeneid. Educated at the Rhode Island School of Design and in Rome, and the recipient of numerous honors, she has had 18 solo shows and over 50 group exhibitions in New York and throughout the United States, as well as in France, Italy, Japan, and Korea.

We are currently gearing up for "The Best of 123Soho 2008" art show and thank you for your participation in the 2007 exhibit.

Thank you for your participation in “The Best of 123Soho 2007” contest. We are currently gearing up for the 2008 exhibit, scheduled to start on February 1, 2008 . If you would like to participate, here are the requirements:

  • You need to have at least 5 images on your Home page.
  • Your contact information must be updated!
  • We will accept any Media.
  • Any work submitted between January 1st , 2006 and Dec. 31st , 2006 will be considered.

The list of participating categories includes: Individual Artists, Feature Artists, and Free Posting.

 

 

Chin Chih Yang Projection Art work on MoMa at December 5 - 31 2006.

Chin Chih Yang Projection Art work on MoMa at December 5 - 31 2006.

917-547-9651 chin@123soho.com

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00159&initial=Y

This particular project utilized all of Manhattan as exhibition area, including UN, Communist Chinese Embassy, Taipei Cultural Center, MoMa, Rockefeller Center, etc. With a projector on a truck, I projected the image of a Christmas tree decorated with flags of various countries - including that of an independent Taiwan - unto the various buildings. These images were see by approximately more than 500,000 people.

In Gordian Knots Chin Chih attempts to express the twisted relationships between nation states involved in the conflict between Communist China and Taiwan fueled by Taiwan's desire for independence. For this piece, he tied over 2300 flags into knots using an ancient Asian technique. Christmas tree lights are intertwined in the flags and the Gordian Knot has assumed the shape of a Christmas Tree. This piece functions both as a Christmas decorations and also a challenge to the strong emotions surrounding flags. It is a reflection of human relations, inevitably marked by mutual dependence and conflict.

It is customary to fly the national flag outside the buildings of consular offices. That is not the case at the Taipei Cultural Center. Only upon entering, can one see the flag raised high in the lobby. There, a white sun superimposed on a big blue sky and the red earth (the design of the ROC flag) hangs from the ceiling. Chin Chih Yang's attempt to comment on this situation was deemed too controversial to be displayed at the Taipei Cultural Center

Thus the exhibition "Beyond Measure" itself functions as a challenge to cherished American freedoms - both the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. This left Chin Chih with the only alternative available, namely to project the image on the outside of this and other buildings from a truck.

chin@123soho.com

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00159&initial=Y

This particular project utilized all of Manhattan as exhibition area, including UN, Communist Chinese Embassy, Taipei Cultural Center, MoMa, Rockefeller Center, etc. With a projector on a truck, I projected the image of a Christmas tree decorated with flags of various countries - including that of an independent Taiwan - unto the various buildings. These images were see by approximately more than 500,000 people.

In Gordian Knots Chin Chih attempts to express the twisted relationships between nation states involved in the conflict between Communist China and Taiwan fueled by Taiwan's desire for independence. For this piece, he tied over 2300 flags into knots using an ancient Asian technique. Christmas tree lights are intertwined in the flags and the Gordian Knot has assumed the shape of a Christmas Tree. This piece functions both as a Christmas decorations and also a challenge to the strong emotions surrounding flags. It is a reflection of human relations, inevitably marked by mutual dependence and conflict.

It is customary to fly the national flag outside the buildings of consular offices. That is not the case at the Taipei Cultural Center. Only upon entering, can one see the flag raised high in the lobby. There, a white sun superimposed on a big blue sky and the red earth (the design of the ROC flag) hangs from the ceiling. Chin Chih Yang's attempt to comment on this situation was deemed too controversial to be displayed at the Taipei Cultural Center

Thus the exhibition "Beyond Measure" itself functions as a challenge to cherished American freedoms - both the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. This left Chin Chih with the only alternative available, namely to project the image on the outside of this and other buildings from a truck.

Beyond Measure Workshop & Exhibition-
Contemporary Art in the Community-
A Panel Discussion

Recorded by Luchia Lee(Curator)
Ken Howell(Editor)

A Milestone Panel discussion - Contemporary Art and the Community.

February 16, 2007 2:00 p.m

There was a milestone panel discussion held at the Amerasia Bank Gallery on the subject of “Contemporary Art in the Community.” The panel discussion was organized by Luchia Lee, a Taiwanese Community art curator; she invited Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director of the Queens Museum of Art, as moderator who joined with Flushing area community developers such as F & T group president, Michael Meyer , and Chief Architecture, Albert Chen. Others who participated in the discussion included Amy Winter, the director of Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College ; Yi Miao Huang, the Director of Taiwan Center; Roger McClannan, Trustee of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Persons who attended and participated in the discussion included Daisy Rosenblum, New York Foundation for the Art; Joan Gauer, Asian Americans for Equality; Korea Village; and Lucy Davison, Flushing town Hall, And the artist included Chin Chih Yang, Hai Zhang, YoYo Xiao, Jeff Liao, and Chee Wang NG, Lin Shih Pao, Quan Han Dong, Zhang Hong Tu, Cui Fei, Yu Shi Chao.

 As background, organizer Luchia writes:

The Flushing area has been growing very rapidly in population, as well as in business and commercial activity. Although the art scene has awakened and is vigorous in Flushing , the art most commonly shown is traditional in style. Many of these early groups of traditional artists still exist in various corners of the community. But it is disconnected from the main arena of New York City art (to be found in Manhattan and Brooklyn ) which has long been the center of the international art world. Not only is there no professional contemporary art space in Flushing, but also the exhibitions presented in the area have been far from what they should be. But far from lacking any presence in contemporary art, Queens has been the temporary home of MOMA, and the permanent site of PS1, which has become an internationally renowned alternative space.

While Queens is the most diverse county in the entire country, Flushing 's growth has not been broadly based. Indeed, its commercial district is packed with restaurants and small vendors. Some of the local art galleries have been run by corporations or banks, such as Crystal Gallery , the Amerasia Bank Gallery, and World Journal Gallery. But none of them has been able to provide serious professional art. In contrast, in Brooklyn and Manhattan there are many more cultural activities. The Queens Museum of Art, the Godwin-Ternabch Museum at Queens College and the QCC Gallery are the art venues closest to Flushing ; but because transportation to them is inconvenient, Flushing residents rarely visit these sites. In this panel discussion, we would like to investigate this situation and discuss future directions. This panel will bring together art historians, community developers, architects, non profit Asian organizations, providers of public space in Flushing , and artists to discuss methods to give Flushing a world class image and also link it with the contemporary art scene.

The panel discussion topics are cover: Change in the Flushing community and its residents, The advancement of art in the community, Contemporary art in Flushing

Will contemporary artists survive in Flushing ? Will alternative spaces and contemporary art come to Flushing ? The possibility of expelling exoticism? Concern about the landscape of the community, Dilemma: business or contemporary art.

The proceedings started when Luchia Lee, curator of Beyond Measure and organizer of the panel discussion, wished everyone a Happy New Year and introducing Jimmy Tsai, general manager of the Amerasia Bank.

Jimmy welcomed everyone and said that the bank was glad to help bring art to the community by providing space for free at the Amerasia Bank Gallery.

Luchia then introduced Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director of the Queens Museum of Art and moderator of the panel discussion. Tom pointed out that the best discussions involve disagreement and asked people to be frank and informal. He then invited the panelists to introduce themselves.

Michael Mayer explained the development plans of the F&T Group, which include using art to attract people to their buildings, most notably Queens Crossing at the intersection of 39 th Avenue and Main Street .

Since Michael pointed out that he would need to leave after 15 minutes, Tom immediately posed the following question to him:

How do you intend to address the challenge of changing the tone of Flushing ? Michael replied that 13 years earlier he had started a similar project with Miami Beach. At that time, Miami Beach was depressed and there were no national retailers there, nor an art presence. What Miami Beach did have, like Flushing now, was abundant street life. Artists led a renaissance in Miami Beach

Tom pointed out that something like that happened in Soho , which was first popularized by artists but now is far too expensive for artists and galleries. Tom said that there is a popular misconception that artists were the victims when the neighborhood became more expensive, but that really it was the poor who were shunted aside, not the artists.

Michael pointed out that affordable housing was only one aspect of keeping New York within reach of the middle class, and that it was a larger political issue.

Amy Winter pointed out that Soho had already lost its economic base before its transformation – contrary to the situation in Flushing .

Tom pointed out another difference – Queens in general, and Flushing in particular, can boast a very strong middle class.

Tom then went on to ask: what art the fundamental challenges in integrating art and the community?

Huang Yi Miao said that it is difficult to get people to visit the Taiwan Center to see what is going on there.

Tom said that while some openings at the Queens Museum had been very successful, it had been difficult getting people to return. Roger said that this was his impression as well.

Huang Yi then posed a sharper question: How could non-Taiwanese be induced to visit the Taiwan Center ?

Amy said that Queens College is an enclave unto itself, isolated by poor public transportation.

Tom commented that the spoke system of transportation makes it easier to get from any point in Queens to Manhattan than it does between two points in Queens .

Tom pointed out that the reason the Queens Museum is expanding is that the average museum visit is three hours, and the Queens Museum must be a substantial enough destination to attract visitors.

Having discussed the challenges of transforming Flushing , Tom moved on to ask about Flushing 's greatest advantage.

With the departure of Michael Maier, Albert Chen now represented F&T. He responded that Flushing had the opportunity to bring art to the people.

Hai Zhang said that artists who cannot show in Manhattan go to Queens to find alternative places to show their art. But he was surprised that at the Queens Museum one doesn't find people from Queens .

Chee said that outreach is very important.

Tom said that 50% of immigrants had arrived in the last 10 years, so turnover is very great and it is a challenge to appeal to the very newest immigrants.

Chee drew the distinction between high and low art.

Tom disagreed about the importance of this distinction, preferring to focus on different tastes. As an example of non-elitist catering to one taste, he talked about QMA's reaching out to Corona to gather recipes, pass them by a nutri tionist , and collect them in a book of recipes.

Amy said that Albert's idea of developers bring art to the community is not only feasible but also commendable.

Albert replied that the presence of art will improve his stores, but that he is not “selling” art. He commented that although F&T had tried for a full year, they had been unable to attract major tenants because of the character of Flushing

Amy pointed out that it should be considered “showcasing” art, not selling it.

Albert said that there were two approaches in putting art into a building
- install pure art, where the art takes precedence, and

- lure people into the building with art.

Tom said that the second approach, which is what has been implemented with a public space at the Pompidou Center in Paris , is what QMA will do.

Tom returned to Albert's plaint that he had been unable to lure Barnes & Noble as an anchor for the development at Queens Crossing. Tom asked if anybody really wanted Barnes & Noble in Flushing anyway. The response to his question was mixed.

Jon D'Orazio commented that Flushing is all commerce and has no open spaces. His proposed solution was satellite museums, which also solve the difficulties of poor public transportation.

Albert said that art is intimately linked with life, for example art tells the best way to eat, to drink, and so on.

Huang Yi Miao said that May is Asian month. Taiwan Center will visit public schools to introduce Asian art. In doing this, it would be easy to mention other art venues in Queens .

Tom thoughtfully mentioned that the r e is a moral dimension to outreach programs. For example, QMA's outreach program in Corona drew many visitors from Manhattan , who may have decided that Corona is a convenient place to live, thus hastening Corona 's gentrification.

Tom also explained the 1.5 generation show that QMA is doing next summer. He said that QMA is operating on the assumption that members of the 1.5 generation – those who immigrated here when they were in their early teens – would be much more likely to visit the museum than first generation immigrants. When he asked the audience if they agreed with this assumption, he got a mixed response.Some said that the 1.5 generation would be more likely to visit; some said that it depended on the programming, not the generation; some said it would make no difference; and Albert said that everybody should be welcome.

The discussion then moved to how the various art institutions in Queens could cooperate. As an example of the lack of cooperation, Tom asked how many people in the room had been to the Louis Armstong house. No hands went up.

But many people felt that it would be a good thing for the various art venues in Queens to work together. He suggested that it would be important to foster relationships between groups, and that these would strengthen the community.

Daisy Rosenblum asked if artists feel they belong to a community, since NYFA is interested in fostering such community. Perhaps because none of the artists present live in Flushing , the response was minimal.

Tom held up as a model for all Queens art institutions the Queens Public Library. He said that the Flushing branch is the most heavily used branch library in the entire US. It is free, it has good and varied programming, it has an ideal location, and it has good architecture. He said that QMA would host a branch of the Queens Public Library after it remodeled.

Hai Zhang asked whether artists should cr e ate art for the community. He pointed out that when Manhattanites visited QMA and saw art relevant to the community, they returned to Manhattan and reported that QMA showed nothing but junk.

Tom allowed that this was a very deep comment, and that he tried to have it both ways – showing good art that was relevant to the community. As an example, he gave Jeff Liao's photographic exhibition on the 7 train, which accompanied an exhibit of Mexican art. Many of those from Corona who visited QMA for the Mexican art saw Jeff's photographs and recognized individuals therein.

Fu Chia Wen said that much of the discussion centered on art institutions and artists, however this was insufficient. She said that most people don't like art, don't think they like art, don't live art, and don't think they can make art. But art is all around us. Taking contemporary art to the community must reach beyond museums.

She continued that:

1) The traditional approach has been to look for ways for museums to draw more visitors and for artists to create works that appeal more to the community.

2) A newer and better approach is community-centered art, in which the people as a whole are the artist, not an in di vidual.

For example, is graffiti community-centered art?

Fu said that it is vital to identify the most important activities in the community and give them an artistic context. She suggested that community centers might come to replace museums.

Four people came from the Korean Village Open Center . The owner mentioned to organizer Luchia Lee that he was impressed by this panel discussion. He himself is a developer, but had only thought about business and making money. When he looks at the landscape of downtown Flushing , he worries that real culture and art is mostly replaced by commercial activity. He echoed some of the other panelists in saying that this is the time to work together in culture and art, without regard to racial divisions. He hopes this is the start, and another forum along these lines will soon follow.

 

February 16 th , 2:00pm-4:00pm 2007
Gallery of the Amerasia Bank

Theme: Contemporary Art in the Community

Contact: Luchia Lee (Curator)

Background

The Flushing area has been growing very rapidly in population, as well as in business and commercial activity. Although the art scene has awakened and is vigorous in Flushing , the art most commonly shown is traditional in style. Many of these early groups of traditional artists still exist in various corners of the community. But it is disconnected from the main arena of New York City art (to be found in Manhattan and Brooklyn ) which has long been the center of the international art world. Not only is there no professional contemporary art space in Flushing, but also the exhibitions presented in the area have been far from what they should be. But far from lacking any presence in contemporary art, Queens has been the temporary home of MOMA, and the permanent site of PS1, which has become an internationally renowned alternative space.

While Queens is the most diverse county in the entire country, Flushing 's growth has not been broadly based. Indeed, its commercial district is packed with restaurants and small vendors. Some of the local art galleries have been run by corporations or banks, such as Crystal Gallery , the Amerasia Bank Gallery, and World Journal Gallery. But none of them has been able to provide serious professional art. In contrast, in Brooklyn and Manhattan there are many more cultural activities. The Queens Museum of Art, the Godwin-Ternabch Museum at Queens College and the QCC Gallery are the art venues closest to Flushing ; but because transportation to them is inconvenient, Flushing residents rarely visit these sites. In this panel discussion, we would like to investigate this situation and discuss future directions. This panel will bring together art historians, community developers, architects, non profit Asian organizations, providers of public space in Flushing , and artists to discuss methods to give Flushing a world class image and also link it with the contemporary art scene.

Panelists and discussants:
Tom Finkelpearl (Executive Director, Queens Museum Of Arts), Moderater. Howard Hsu (Vice President, Planning and Architecture, F& T Group). Dr. Fu Chia Wen (Professor, Art History, Parsons School of Design). Dr. William W. Clark (Professor, Art History, Queens College , CUNY). Dr. Amy Winter (Director, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, CUNY). Dr. Faustino Quintanilla (Director, QCC Gallery, CUNY). Lucy V. Davidson (Director of Arts Services, Flushing Town Hall)

Artists: Chin Chih Yang, Hai Zhang, YoYo Xiao, Jeff Liao, Chen Long Bing, and Chee Wang NG, Lin Shih Pao, Quan HanDong, Zhang Hong Tu, Cui Fei, Yu ShiChao,…

Discussion Topics:

• Change in the Flushing community and its residents

• The advancement of art in the community

• Contemporary art in Flushing

• Will contemporary artists survive in Flushing ?

• Will alternative spaces and contemporary art come to Flushing ?

• The possibility of expelling exoticism

• Concern about the landscape of the community

• Dilemma: business or contemporary art

Beyond Measure Exhibition:

As the request of audiences, the Beyond Measure exhibition at the Amerasia Bank Gallery in Flushing has been extended to February 24, 2007 .

The exhibition in the Amerasia Gallery has been reshaped to fit into the gallery space, and has been expanded to include Yang Chin Chih's The Control of Fear . Zhang Hai's Culturally Appropriate story board tells the story Asian religion in Taos , New Mexico . YoYo Xiao remodeled his foil piece into a structure to reveal an old deep sea civilization of great splendor. Jon D'Orazio added two new pieces in the Gallery.

Artist s : Jon D'ORAZIO, HUANG Shih Chieh, Cecily MCKEOWN, Chin Chih YANG, YoYo XIAO, Hai ZHANG

If you have not yet seen the exhibition. You are most welcome to take this chance to view it at the Amerasia Bank Gallery (entrance on 41 st Avenue ).

The exhibition has been displayed in Manhattan on 42 nd street during December 2006, and was well received.

 

Beyond Measure Workshop & Exhibition

Artist: Jon D'ORAZIO, HUANG Shih Chieh, Cecily MCKEOWN, Chin Chih YANG, YoYo XIAO, Hai ZHANG

January 19 th to 30 th , 2007 Gallery of the Amerasia Bank 41-02 Main Street, Flushing, New York More information:718-463-3600

Reception: January 26(Friday) 2007 5:00p.m.- 7:00p.m .

Workshop Categories :3D Animation ¡E Transformational painting ¡E Organic/mechanical constructions ¡E Ready made installation ¡E Environmental installation ¡E In the workshop artists are going to use their familiar professional style to lead audiences to participate in their work. After the workshop the new work will be show in the gallery

To present an emotionally clear sense image has never changed as the goal of the artist. Creative, fertile imagination is a treasure and will be the foundation for new civilizations Contemporary art takes diverse forms, but by and large shares the characteristic of dynamism. In the true spirit of art as created throughout the ages, contemporary art employs numerous methods to engage the audience in a lively discussion. As always, the quality of an artist is judged by how well he or she controls his or her material and how profoundly he or she touches the viewer. All are welcome to this workshop, irrespective of age, sex, profession or lack of same, or familiarity with art. Artists aim for universal and interactive appeal, and it is in this spirit that you are invited, indeed encouraged, to view and respond to the art in Beyond Measure.


Address : One East 42 nd Street ( 5 th Ave ), New York , NY 10017

Exhibition Dates : December 7 th to December 29 th , 2006
( 1 0 am to 6pm )

 

Yielding is the way of Tao.
The ten thousand things are born of being.
Being is born of not being.
- Tao Te Ching, Chapter 40

Chin Chih YANG'S recent body of work explores our efforts to protect ourselves both physically and psychologically against various catastrophes. He studied Taoism at the New School , where John Brzostoski introduced him to the philosophy of Lao-Tse. This had a profound effect on both him and his art. Lao Tse's word for the hidden reality behind everything is “Tao”. Chin Chih Yang began to incorporate Taoist concepts into his work.

His Blind Buddha raises the question of an all-knowing, all-powerful deity standing idly by as catastrophes occur. The same theme is explored in Jesus Christ Superstar, where God is portrayed as indifferent to the plight of warring nations, and the suffering incurred by those caught innocently in the midst of this conflict. With both of these images, Chin Chih weighs in visually in the debate between Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins on the topic of God vs. Science.

It is customary to fly the national flag outside the buildings of consular offices. That is not the case at the Taiwan Cultural Center . Only upon entering, can one see the flag raised high in the lobby. There, a white sun superimposed on a big blue sky and the red earth (the design of the ROC flag) hangs from the ceiling. Chin Chih Yang attempted to comment on this situation. Unfortunately, his piece entitled Gordian Knots was deemed too controversial to be displayed at the Taipei Cultural Center and will have to be displayed at a different venue. For this piece, he tied over 2300 flags into knots. Christmas tree lights are intertwined in them. This piece is both a Christmas decoration and also a challenge to the strong emotions surrounding flags. It is a reflection of human relations, inevitably marked by mutual dependence and conflict. The artist attempts to express the twisted relationships between nation states - in this particular instance, between Taiwan and those nations that directly or indirectly oppose its independence. It is the artist's hope that by calling attention to these thorny global issues, an effort will be made to resolve them peacefully.

Seven other artists will take part in “ Beyond Measure ” . They are: ON/Megumi AKIYOSI, Lishan CHANG, Jon D'ORAZIO, Shih Chieh HUANG, Cecily MCKEOWN, YoYo XIAO, Hai ZHANG.

In conjunction with this exhibition, a lecture series on the Magnificent Power of Tao Te Ching by Master Henry Chang, plus lectures and discussions by Chin Chih Yang and Cecily McKeown will be held on December 16.

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Taipei Culture Center , TECO in New York

One East 42 nd Street ( 5 th Ave )

New York , NY 10017

Curator: Luchia Mei-hua Lee

 

 

We need your support!
"Beyond Measure" at One East 42 nd Street Exhibition.

The lobby of the building at 1 East 42 nd Street is a friendly space designed for cultural purposes, but in contrast the upper floors are a bureaucratic, diplomatic government organization. All are welcome in the lobby – from those of high social status down to the homeless. The government office is a severe and exclusive place where security concerns are paramount. In the lobby, we will hold an art exhibition. This exhibition will open on December 7 th 2006 at 5:00p.m-8:00p.m..

The very nature of this building is bivalent; it is not supposed to be a cultural center. Taiwan is a little green island with a population of only 23 million; it is now very isolated in the international arena. This building has been called east number one – from the address. From outside one cannot see any flag hanging as one normally finds at a consular office. Only upon entering can one see the flag raised high in the lobby. There, a white sun superimposed on a big blue sky (the design of the ROC flag) hangs from the ceiling. In New York , I can only recall seeing it before at the Queens Museum of Art during the exhibition “ Nexus. ” Then, several flags flapped in the wind on the roof of the museum. In this exhibition, the art of Chin Chih Yang will comment on this situation.

Eight artists will take part in this exhibition entitled “Beyond Measure.” Each artist, in his or her own way, will express in their work their interpretation of Tao, or the Way.

In the lobby of one east forty-two, usually the front closets display reproductions of ancient porcelains or bronze vases from the National Palace Museum . But in this show, Huang Shihs chieh will construct from the detritus of society a new work in light and sound. Other artists are also making stunning works. This exhibition is not limited only to Taiwanese artists. We have artists from the US , Taiwan , Japan , and China joining together.

On Megumi, a Japanese female artist, is going to reverse our idea of the relationship between the gallery wall, the painting, and the frame. Hai Zhang will tell the story of New Mexico , and how Americans there are involved with Asian religion and devoted to spiritual cultivation. His pictures will line the passageway to the second floor. In Tao #204, Cecily Mckeown articulates a spiritual path and mind reflection. Chang Lishan will use three light beams focused on the ceiling. YoYo's work will remark on the limbo zone between death and life. American artist Jon D'Orazio will display his glass powder painting. These are seemingly empty, but they are so subtle as to contain fathomless depths.

Don't think about understanding these works. Consider instead that all these works address in some way the theme of the illusory nature of forms in this human world. The forms are always changing because of our mind. For example, a person who has a kind mind sees it as merciful. The wise see the world as wise. It is Tao, the way of Life.

In conjunction with this exhibition, a lecture series on the significant power of Tao Teh Ching and art will be held on December 16. It will open new vistas. No matter whether you are in business, government, the military, philosophy, or research, your attendance at the lecture will give you a unique practical life strategy and wisdom.

This event gathers a group of professional workers. Beyond Measure needs your support. Please show your concern for contemporary art. Please make a contribution in any amount toward this exhibition. We will thank you for it and credit you in the exhibition.

Luchia Mei-hua Lee (Curator)

47-40 190 th street , Auburndale, NY11358-3831

917-547-9651 chin@123soho.com
http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00159&initial=Y

We are currently gearing up for "The Best of 123Soho 2008" art show and thank you for your participation in the 2007 exhibit.

Thank you for your participation in “The Best of 123Soho 2007” contest. We are currently gearing up for the 2008 exhibit, scheduled to start on February 1, 2008 . If you would like to participate, here are the requirements:

  • You need to have at least 5 images on your Home page.
  • Your contact information must be updated!
  • We will accept any Media.
  • Any work submitted between January 1st , 2006 and Dec. 31st , 2006 will be considered.

The list of participating categories includes: Individual Artists, Feature Artists, and Free Posting.