2017.3.25 Sat ─ 4.30 Sun
開幕茶會 Reception_4.18 Sat 14:00
“Life’s A Party: Pieces of Myself” A solo exhibition by Chao Hsuan.
Exhibition Manager: Ryan Lee, Space Two.
‘We need those pleasurable delights to remind us of happiness as
Misfortune is usually not welcomed to the party undisguised.
The disco party lamp is there to turn
A colourful display of silhouette into still life.
Little by little innocence fades into the dark night.
The music continues and
Our stories only begin
When the party is over.’
Previous memories and emotions are like those oddly shaped jigsaw pieces that commence to take the shape of a recognizable picture when assembled together. The artist, Chao Hsuan, sometimes finds it is hard to find the appropriate vocabulary or image to convey her ideas with precision; however, she will try as far as she could to capture them with the means she is familiar with in her works and depict those storylines she would like to keep in the “shared folder.” Chao Hsuan also employs art works to assist her to pave the way for the next step in an environment which she describes as drenched and polluted. The creation process is a constant reflection of life that she digests carefully, after which each experience is magnified and the toughest memory of all is always depicted with bright and joyful colours.
In the show, the artist uses her emotion in the works as the starting point to look for means to communicate with the outside world. Chao Hsuan is afraid of neither using her own image in the art works she creates nor sharing pieces of herself of the real and surreal world with her audience. Her intention is to elicit the viewer’s resonance with her personal experience and motivate self-healing with her audience as well as herself.