Exhibition Extended

May you have wonderful 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year (a year of Horse) celebrating with your families~

The exhibition “US & European Contemporary Photography” now being held at 1839 Contemporary Gallery as well as the exhibition “Milton Huang Photography Exhibition” being held at 1839 Little Gallery, both exhibitions have been well received by the public.

To enable more people to visit the exhibition during the Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year holidays), the 1839 Contemporary gallery has extended both exhibitions period until Sunday, February 16th.

Those who have not yet seen the exhibitions should grab this final chance to see Asia’s largest display to date of photographs from over 30+ artists within 12 countries.

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emotional response│Tom Chambers

Public on-view|2013 /12/14  (Sat) ~ 2014/2/9 (Sun)
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery (T: 2778 8458) 

Tom Chambers (USA) his work has been shown nationally and internationally through solo and group exhibitions, as well as in a wide range of print and online publications. 

I would like my work to elicit an emotional response, a moment when the viewer connects, and the story unfolds from within–based on one’s identity and feelings. I am not asking my work to be believable in any literal or representational way, but I am hoping it encourages the viewer to consider my work on an emotional level”. – Tom Chambers

Tom Chambers

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Diamond Spray photographs by Milton HUANG

On-View Exhibition|2014/ 1/18 (Sat) ~ 1/29 (Wed)
Opening Reception|2014 /1/18 (Sat) 14:30 

Venue|1839 Little Gallery (02) 2778 8358
Free Admission

Photographer Milton is an officer in the Navy.  This project is taken him around 6 months when he was on duty at the naval vessel.  

Although photographic conditions were very challenge and difficult on the boat, but also gave him a different angle and experience, creating works for this series of waves.

Sea is so changeable that lovely ruthlessness. In Milton’ works, the hidden anger and tenderness are been seen.  Living on the ground as we are, it’s is difficult to appreciate the beauty of life in the way of lively style, blue white waves, emitting woven into different patterns in the sea.

dancing waves by Milton Huang

Opening reception on January 18th

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Underwater Photography│Elena Kalis

Public on-view|2013 /12/14  (Sat) ~ 2014/2/9 (Sun)
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery (T: 2778 8458)

Elena Kalis is a Russian-born photographer living and working out of the Bahamas.

She specializes in underwater photography and has an incredible portfolio of work. 

Using a Canon 5D Mark II with 24, 28 and 50mm lenses and a red underwater color correction filter, Elena shoots her subjects in both pools and oceans.

Elina Kalis

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Vis-à-vis: Portraits of New Women by Wu Chin-Chin

Public on-view|2013 /12/14  (Sat) ~ 2014/2/9 (Sun)
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery (T: 2778 8458)

Vis-à-vis: Portraits of New Women is the 50 women were invited to participate in this project through the years 2006 to 2009. “The exposure of female genitalia implies an ontological vulnerability. The nationalities of the models include Australia, Austria, China, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Holland, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Japan, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.A.

Vis-à-vis: Portraits of New Women

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PARIS by Renée Jacobs

Public on-view|2013 /12/14  (Sat) ~ 2014/2/9 (Sun)
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery (T: 2778 8458)

Renée Jacobs – PARIS is a book of nudes, but it is much more than that. It is a document of how a woman sees women in the City of Love. This book is the very example of a photographer of the female nude who has a social vision, a vision of freedom, secrets, desires, fantasies, dreams and liberty.

Paris by Renee Jacobs

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Around Us│Mamat Sallah

On-View Exhibition|2014/ 1/3 (Fri) ~ 1/15 (Wed)
Opening Reception|2014 /1/4 (Sat) 14:30
Artist Talk|2014/1/4 (Sat) 15:00

Venue|1839 Little Gallery (02) 2778 8358
Free Admission

From Gambia, Mamat Sallah, current he is a graduate student of department of New Media Art at Taipei National University of the Arts.

This project around us is about nature and space, time and motion.  It is portraying the society we are live in relations our surrounding.  Mamat was trying to capture motion of water in different moments through photography.  The recording of these moments can be seen in one possible time in two-dimensional image.

Opening Reception

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Angel fell in the world│Jacqueline Roberts

Public on-view|2013 /12/14 (Sat) ~ 2014/2/9 (Sun)
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery (T: 2778 8458)

Jacqueline Roberts graduated in Political Sciences and worked for international organizations before turning to photography.  Her award-winning photographs have featured on the covers of photography magazines, books and music albums.

Her work has been shown in France, Spain, Germany and Luxembourg and has won various international awards, including the International Photography Awards in New York and the Prix de la Photographie in Paris. Jacqueline works with different photographic mediums, both digital and analogue, as well as with photographic techniques from the 19th century. 

Jacqueline Roberts

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Shadow Sculptor│Willaim Ropp

Public on-view|2013 /12/14  (Sat) ~ 2014/2/9 (Sun)
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery (T: 2778 8458)

William Ropp is a French photographer with a unique style.  His is also known as “the shadow sculptor”.  He places his subjects in complete darkness and takes photographs by using long exposures.  With a flashlight he starts “painting”.  His subjects are often children.  The pictures get a mysterious and sometimes haunting feel to them.

William Ropp Artworks

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Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year 2014!

Happy 2014 NY

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