Coinciding by Chang Yi-Yun 7.14-8.19

Coinciding by Chang Yi-Yun
On-View Exhibition│2018/7/14 (Sat) ~ 8/19 (Sun)
Meet with artist & photo book signed│7/14 (Sat) 14:30 ~
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Free Admission

We are pleased to curate the Taiwanese female photographer “Chang Yi-Yun” her recent artworks – “Coinciding” from July 14 to August 19, 2018. The series is to exhibit such complex surrounding our lives. Shooting the paintings is nothing new and, worst of all, running the danger of copying others’ artwork. Thus prior to the shooting, the photographer needs to consider the relations between the paintings and the surrounding environment, and find a way to co-exist them in one frame. It takes good observation on details as well as persistency. It may seem easy but difficult to perfect. The result image looks like a painting but actually not. Somehow it also accomplished the recording nature of photography.

Welcome to join us the opening with artist and the photobook signing event starting 14:30 on Saturday July 15.

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135mmContact Print – Yoshihiko Ito 5.26-7.08

CONTACT PRINT STORIES│Yoshihiko ITO
On-View Exhibition│2018/5/23 (Sat) ~ 7/8 (Sun)
Meet with Yoshihiko ITO & Artist Talk│6/02 (Sat) 14:30 ~
Curated by│Dr. Edward Chiu
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

Yoshihiko Ito was born in Yamagata, Japan, 1951 and graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 1977.  His works are unique contact sheets of a half size camera which express one image on one contact sheet and invisible time and conscious between subject and him on one contact sheet.

The printed image made from strips of film shot by a half-size split frame 35 mm camera are conceived to be seen as one image, as a pattern. The image contains a story of passage of time. In his words “in our world, no dividing lines exist in space or time. I live in this world observing things as they change or remain the same, or change yet so slowly that no one notices. These observations and imaginations guide the way for what I create.”

We are pleased to present over 40 pieces of prints from Yoshihiko’s Kage projects of 35mm file to contact print in 8”x10” paper.  Each print tells the different stories.  Welcome to join us meeting with Yoshihiko Ito as well as the artist talk on June 2nd Saturday 14:30.

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60th Anniversary of Yosemite Special Edition series by Ansel Adams

60th Anniversary of Yosemite Special Edition series by Ansel Adams

Pubic On-View:2018/04/13 (Fri)–05/20 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanlji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was born in San Francisco and took his first photograph with a Kodak Brownie box camera in Yosemite Valley when he was 14 years old.  He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Carter in 1980 for his conservation work.

US Photography Master, Ansel Adams launched the Yosemite Special Edition series in 1958 and it is 60 years-old till today. Each Special Edition Photograph from Adams’ original negative on gelatin silver fiber paper as well as each of the prints in this limited series bears an identifying stamp. Completion of thirsty different classic 8″ x 10″ photographs of Yosemite Special Edition series are exhibition at 1839 Contemporary Gallery starting on April 13 till May 20.

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Flesh Love ALL│Photographer HAL

Flesh Love ALL│Photographer HAL
On-View Exhibition│2018/3/03 (Sat) ~ 4/8 (Sun)
Meet with Photographer HAL & Books Signing│4/07 (Sat) 14:30 ~
Curated by│Dr. Edward Chiu
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

Flesh Love RETURNS – photographs by Tokyo-based artist photographer HAL which is expanding on his first repeat of the project and continues his collection of vacuum sealed couples in different types.  Pairs of people tightly wrapped in a thin layer of plastic and photographed in an extreme, yet minute moment.  The returns series is shot in private, close spaces – such as the couples’ homes, workplaces, and favorite meeting places.

We are pleased to present over 40 pieces of prints from Photographer HAL’s Flesh Love ALL projects in different sizes of print with affordable prices for all of people to collect.  Meanwhile his all photo books with artist signature are also available to purchase at the 1839 Contemporary Gallery.

Welcome to join us on April 7 in the afternoon to meet with Photographer HAL to get more understanding of his Photographic Style.

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Legacy of Time Passed by Naohisa HARA

Legacy of Time Passed by Naohisa Hara
The Beauty of black & white silver gelatin prints made by 8×10 Large Format Camera

Public On-View:2018/01/13 (Sat)–02/25 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

“Legacy of Time Passed”which is his lifetime’s work to shoot the relation with city and nature of Europe at France, Italy, Spain and others since 1970’s.Also in Asia, he documented the changing of life and city of the people with feeling of intimacy.

Hara has been photographing numerous scenes of European streets lined with old town buildings and their surrounding landscapes since the 1970’s. His own aesthetic sensitivities and historical viewpoint coupled with his skill of large format photography have brought about the higher degree of perfection to his work.

About Artist:
Naohisa Hara was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, 1946.Graduated from the Department of Photography, Nihon University College of Art, 1969.Finished program at Nihon University Art Institute, 1971.On Government Overseas Training Program for Artists One Year Internship, studied in France and Germany, 1976. He has been showing “Legacy of Time Passed” of Europe based upon various historical background by his great photographing technique of 8×10 inches camera as well as breathtaking prints. He was a Professor, Head of Department of Photography, Nihon University until 2016.

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Secret Garden by Yumiko IZU

Secret Garden by Yumiko IZU
Public On-View2017/12/09 (Sat)–2018/01/07 (Sun)
Venue1839 Little Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission 

Yumiko’s art as photographs captures life’s flowers in their Secret Garden.  To pay homage to the ying/yang of life, the hights/lows, the chaste/tainted.  I explored both aspects, photographing in hues of white-on-white (Secret Garden Blanc) and greys-to-black (Secret Garden Noir).

Yumiko said that the floers’ life is a metaphor that reflects on the fleetingness of human life.  Our existence is one of impermanence and as beings in a universe we are so fragile.  Like a delicate blossom, we live to our fullest, knowing all along that gradually we too fade away.

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SEDUCTION by Kenro IZU

Classical techniques – CYANOTYPE & PLATINOYTYPES process
SEDUCTION by Kenro IZU
Public On-View2017/11/25 (Sat)–12/31 (Sun)
Opening Reception & Artist Talk
11/25  (Sat) 14:30
Edward Chiu
, Curator of 1839 Contemporary Gallery, in conversation with Artist Kenro IZU.
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Photographer Kenro Izu became fascinated by pears when he encountered them for the first time in New York. He shot them on a large format 8×10 inch camera and exhibited photographs finished using the classic technique of platinum printing.

The subject of pears dates back to fall of 1990, but this is the first time he has shot them again in over 20 years.

We are pleased to present over 30 pieces of prints made in Cyanotype (blue) and platinum palladium by KENRO IZU.  All prints involve hand-painting emulsion onto the paper in darkness prior to exposure.

Meanwhile we also offer the limited of signed photo books with special price for the new title “SEDUCTION” which include Flora, Body, BLUE and Orchard series and those studio photographs from 90’s to 2017.

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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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