"The World of the Mind and the Field of Encounter - Prints by Dawn Chen-Ping & Chang Cheng-Jen" American Cultural Center March 4- 18, 2000
PR0010E | Date: 2000-03-02
The American Cultural Center will present an exhibition titled "The World of the Mind and the Field of Encounter - Prints by Dawn Chen-ping & Chang Cheng-jen," March 4 - 18, 2000.
The American Cultural Center is open to the public from noon until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed Sundays and holidays. The American Cultural Center is located at 54 Nan Hai Road, Taipei.
In the exhibit "The World of the Mind and the Field of Encounter," Dawn Chen-ping and Chang Cheng-jen will present about 20 recent works. Both artists are members of the Evergreen Graphic Association, which was established in 1974. The Association's second exhibition in its early years was held at Taipei's Abraham Lincoln Center, now the American Cultural Center.
Dawn Chen-ping, a founding member of the Evergreen Graphic Association, graduated from National Taiwan Normal University and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Utah State University. He is currently an associate professor at the National Institute of the Arts. In works that range from two-dimensional, mixed media to sculpture and installation, Dawn's central focus is on consciousness of revolving and penetration of space. Dawn frequently uses images of beautiful horses and other animals, transforming their appearances. The concepts of revolving and penetration disclose the interaction between positive and negative spaces, as well as on the counter-reflection between and the juxtaposition of forms and colors.
Chang Cheng-jen is a senior member of the Evergreen Graphic Association. He graduated from National Taiwan Normal University, received his Master of Fine Arts degree from City College of City University of New York, and currently is an associate professor at the National Institute of the Arts. Chang's print and mixed-media artworks disclose clear social content. His major themes are "Images of the Metropolis," "The Experience of Cities," and "The Counter-position of the Object". Over the last 20 years, Chang has selected, re-arranged, and constructed the images from his experience to reveal the cultural format of contemporary Taiwan. He is both participant and observer in dealing with these subjects, allowing him both to observe the environment and to contemplate the significance of his own role in society. The street scenes and painterly compositions are framed in various formats that serve as a sort of narration, disclosing the artist's self-awareness and experience in the metropolitan world.
Dawn Chen-ping and Chang Cheng-jen have been printmakers for many years, though in recent years their art has ventured into mixed media and sculptural forms. Their approach, however, has always been shaped by their experience with two-dimensional art. This print exhibition is therefore the best opportunity to review and appreciate the evolution of Dawn Chen-ping's and Chang Cheng-jen's art.