Resonance by Yumiko IZU

Resonance by Yumiko IZU
Public on-view: 2017/10/14 (Sat) – 11/19 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan ROC│Tel: 02- 2778 8458)
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Yumiko IZU: 14:30, Saturday, Oct. 21
Artist Talk, Book Signing with Artist Yumiko IZU: 15:00, Saturday, Oct. 21

1839 Contemporary Gallery is delighted to host the debut solo exhibition of photographs by talented, female artist, Yumiko Izu.

Resonance presents the works by photographer Yumiko Izu’s renowned series Secret Garden and Faraway.

The images in “Secret Garden” are an exploration of the ephemeral beauty of flowers, depicting them in various stages of their life cycle. The images in “Faraway” are to search the interaction between life and death, of which has been long perished.  The juxtapositions of the two series of works drew us into the rhythms  of life, interplay of lives and lives once lived.

October 21 (Saturday) afternoon, meet artist Yumiko IZU at the Opening Reception, Artist Talk and Book Signing at 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan. The exhibition showcases Yumiko’s over 30 images of 11”x14” platinum palladium prints.

Free Art Talk by Yumiko IZU at 3pm on Saturday 21st of October.  The talk’s audience will be limited to 60 people, and advance seat reservations are recommended.

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Beyond the Visibility by 6 Artists from Gallery Tosei, Japan

【1839 Contemporary Gallery】Beyond the Visibility by 6 Artists from Gallery Tosei
Public on-view: 2017/6/17 (Sat) – 7/16 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with ArtistsSaturday, June 17, at 14:30

Artist Talk with Artists from Gallery Tosei: Saturday, June 17, at 15:00~18:00, Saturday

Pictures can copy things and events that exist in front of you.  Due to the function of the camera, the photograph has been shot for the visible things as information.

On the other hand, we seem is what we see in live and need through our eyes.  However, such as an emotion, love, time, psychological distance, energy, power of the land, past or memories can be photographed only truly visible ones?

Now, we are exhibition the works of six photographers from Japan, Gallery Tose to show the photographs are not only “what they can see” but it’s beyond what is shown.

Welcome to join us the opening reception in the afternoon 14:30, as well as the art talks with artists at 15:00 and the books singing at 17:00 on Saturday June 17th.

6 Artists with the project name are:
PHOTOGRAPHER HAL / FRESH LOVE RETURNS
Keiichi ITO / The Silent Pulse SAKURA collection
Taichi GONDAIRA / Ukiyo-e
Satoru WATANABE / prana
Yoshiyuki OKI / On the frog and his life
Keiju KITA / Máni

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Cloud Shadow Spirit by Hyewon Keum

Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Hyewon Keum:
14:30 Saturday, May 13, 2017

Artist Talk with Artist Hyewon Keum:
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 15:00~18:00, Saturday

For many that live in the contemporary world, companion animals have more meaning and value than before. This is because animals have become a way of keeping and sustaining their everyday lives while being earnest companions of their solitary lives.

Through these photographs, HyewonKeum hopes that the images do not embody yet another gaze that makes someone become the other. What she is trying to do is to observe and record the culture of commemoration in at a distance, presenting the reality of life in our time.
Welcome to join us the reception and art talk with Heywon Keum on Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2017 at 1839 Contemporary Gallery.

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A Distant Foreground by Daigo Yamamoto

Public on-view 2017/5/06 (Sat) – 5/21 (Sun)
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Daigo Yamamoto: Saturday, May 06, 2017 @14:30

Artist Talk with Artist Daigo Yamamoto: Saturday, May 06 @15:00~18:00,

There have been many decades of culture about the betel nut in Taiwan.  Although this subject has ever been discussion and criticized in a variety of ways, but Daigo Yamamoto a Japanese photographer, using an “individual” concept to tell the Betel nuts Beauty.  This project had taken him over eight years for study “what kind of person is betel nuts beauty in the end?”   The answer is in among of his works.

Welcome to join us the opening party at 1839 Little Gallery starting at 14:30 as well as the artist talk with Daigo Yamamoto at 15:00 on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Through seeing of Daigo’s works, you may also have same question, -“Who is the Betel nut Beauty?”

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Music is Muse by Pohan Wu

【1839 Contemporary Gallery】Music is Muse by Pohan Wu
Public on-view: 2017/4/15 (Sat) – 5/07 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan ROC│Tel: 02- 2778 8458)
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Pohan Wu:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 14:30

Artist Talk with Artist Pohan Wu a:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 15:00~18:00, Saturday

Born in Kaohsiung Taiwan in 1976, Pohan holds a graduate degree in Business Management from State University of New York, currently resides in Toronto, Canada.  He intends to seek and record all the human emotions and to explore streams between conscious, subconscious and unconscious to rock one’s mind.

Music and visual arts are parallel and share descriptive devices including colour, texture, mood, rhythm and dynamics.  “Music as Muse”is a lyrical abstract series using these characteristics to apply in photography, aiming for accessing the deepest intuitions and feelings.

Welcome to join us at the opening party starting 14:30 as well as the artist talk with Pohan Wu in the afternoon 15:00 on April 15, 2017.

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Constructed Landscape by Toshio SHIBATA

Constructed Landscape by Toshio SHIBATA
Public on-view: 2017/3/4 (Sat) – 4/9 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Toshio Shibata: 2:30 pmSaturday, March 04, 2017
Artist Talk and Book Signing with Artist Toshio Shibata:15:00~18:00, Sat. March 4

Dr. Edward Chiu, Assistant Professor of Graduate Institute of Cultrual & Creative Design at Tung Fang Design University, in conversation with artist Toshio Shibata.

Toshio Shibata is known for exploring the delicate balance between human-made structures and nature. He feels like he is borrowing a place to make his photographs.  Photographing erosion control barriers, water catchments, roads, dams and bridges, he examines the unique appearance of such structures in his native land. Through his lens, riverbeds can look like origami, and waterfalls resemble kimono, as well concrete symbolizes something contemporary.

March 4th (Saturday) afternoon, meet artist Toshio SHIBATA at the Opening Reception, Artist Talk and Book Signing at 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan. The exhibition showcases Shibata’s over 30 images from Constructed Landscape in Japan.

Free Art Talk by Toshio SHIBATA at 3pm on Saturday 4th of March.  The talk’s audience will be limited to 60 people, and advance seat reservations are recommended.

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Architecture of Density by Michael Wolf

Public on-view: now till February 19
Venue: 1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission

1839 Contemporary Gallery is holding an exhibition of iconic works from acclaimed photographer Michael Wolf’s series: Architecture of Density.

Stunning and sobering, the photographs of high-rise apartment buildings in Hong Kong by German photographer Michael Wolf reveal his personal fascination with life in mega-cities. Having lived there for several years, Wolf began to document Hong Kong s extreme development and complex urban dynamics, and how these factors play into the relationships between public and private space, anonymity and individuality, in one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. His close-up view takes the repetitive facades and colorful palettes out of their architectural context, instead offering urban patterns.

Wolf’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

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Well-Known Photographs Exhibition (11.04-27)

Well-Known Photographs Exhibition

Public On-View: November 4~27, 2016

Venue: 1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission

Amount of notable photographs from notable photographers around the world are going to exhibit at 1839 Contemporary Gallery from Nov. 4 lasting one month.  Their outstanding artworks have recognized among in Museum, Galleries, Enterprises, and collectors.

Alex DORFMAN 亞歷克斯‧杜夫斯曼 (Mexico)
Bin-Wen CHAO 趙炳文 (Taiwan)
Cy Decosse (USA)
Daido MORIYAMA 森山大道 (Japan)
Eiji INA 伊奈英次 (Japan)
Eric KELLERMAN (UK)
Jock STURGES裘克‧史特吉 (USA)
Ken KITANO 北野謙 (Japan)
Kenro IZU 井津建郎 (Japan)
Michael KENNA 麥可‧肯納 (UK)
Michiko KON 今道子 (Japan)
Osamu James Nakagawa 詹姆斯‧中川治 (USA)
Photographer HAL 攝影家‧晴 (Japan)
Taishi HIROKAWA 廣川泰士 (Japan)
Tokihiro SATO 佐藤時啟 (Japan)

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SIGNED photobooks by Eiji INA

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EIJI INA 写真集 / Publications (for order, please link here)

1995  WASTE Eiji Ina Studio
1998  WASTE Nazraeli Press
2008 Emperor of Japan Nazraeli Press
2015  YASUKUNI   Far East Publishing

Emperor of Japan (hard-cover) NTD$3,800 (signed)

WASTE (hard-cover) NTD$3,800 (signed)

 

WASTE (soft-cover) NTD$600 (signed)

Yasukuni (hard-cover) NTD$2,600 (signed)

 

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COVER by Eiji INA solo exhibition

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COVER by Eiji INA solo exhibition
Public On-View2016/9/16 (Fri) – 10/30 (Sun)
Reception & Art Talk with Eiji :10/01 (Sat) 14:30
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Eiji INA is a landscape photographer, using 8×10 camera.

The beauty of the object is always realized in his prints.  INA’s “COVER” series, which present the temporary structures that cover building sites, visualize things that have been hidden.

He graduated from the graduate school of Tokyo College of Photography.  Currently he is a Dean of Tokyo College of Photography since 2012.  His works are collected by the many museums in Japan and abroad.

October 1st (Saturday) afternoon, meet artist Eiji INA at the Reception and Art Talk at 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan. The exhibition showcases Eiji’s over 26 images from recent works.

Free Art Talk by INA at 3pm on Saturday 1st of October.  The talk’s audience will be limited to 60 people, and advance seat reservations are recommended.

About artist Eiji INA:

Born in Nagoya, Aichi in 1957.
Graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1984.
1981 Solo exhibition “In Tokyo” ZEIT-FOTO SALON
1988 Received “New Photographer Award”at the 4th Higashikawa International Photo Festival
2008 “IN TOKYO+EMPEROR OF JAPAN”, gallery ART UNLIMITED (Tokyo)
2009 Received Sagamihara Photo Award

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