News and Events

 

 The art exhibition "100 YEARS" a three-person exhibition featuring work by

JIANG Qigu | KUO Cheng-Yung | WANG Frank Yefeng


 opens on Friday, April 6, with a reception from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In conjunction with the 17th Annual Asian American Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) is proud to be part of the Chicago Chinatown Centennial Celebration in presenting the three-person exhibit “100 Years” featuring Wang Frank Yefeng, Cheng-Yung Kuo, and noted painter and SAIC faculty Qigu Jiang.

These three local Chinese artists representing three generations of immigration into the United States will collaborate to explore their connection to, ideas about, and reactions to this neighborhood within the past century and as it continues to evolve. Their project will strive to combine their own different approaches, processes, and aesthetics from traditional ink brush painting to digital media that forms the outline of a mythical dragon from the collective body of their own individual work stretched out across the length of the gallery cafe wall.

 

Reading more info about the 17th Annual Asian American Showcase (April 6 through 19)
 
 

 


 

OPENING: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 from 7 to 10 pm

 

 "CURRENT"

 

Noun: A body of water or air moving in a definite direction, esp. through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement.
Adjective: Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now.
 
33 Contemporary Gallery embraces both meanings of the word "CURRENT" in order to give shape to an exhibition that symbolizes the current new direction of the gallery to promote international collaborations and also showcases the current works being made by its multidisciplinary artists. The exhibition takes place in the main gallery space of the Zhou B Art Center.
 
CURRENT coincides with "NETWORK: From Turin to Chicago and Vice-Versa" which takes place at 33 Contemporary Gallery. This exhibition is the result of an international collaboration between Turin and Chicago. The collaboration begins this month with an exhibition of contemporary Italian artists in 33 Contemporary Gallery and it is followed by an exhibition of contemporary Chicago artists in the Museo Regionale Di Scienze Naturali Di Torino, Italy from July 5 to August 30, 2012.

 


 

Showing a collaborative video installation with Ei Jane Janet Lin.

Experience is Never Unattached

 
Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

August 16–September 22

Reception: Friday, September 9, 4:30–7:00 p.m.


By favoring experience over interpretation, Experience is Never Unattached is rooted in exploratory and collaborative modes of making and viewing.  This exhibition showcases new work by current MFA students and recent alumni and is curated by Leah Oren (A 2013), curatorial assistant,  Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies and Jeannette Tremblay (MA 2011).

Featured artists include Andrew Barco, Eric askauskas, Marissa Lee Benedict, Victoria Bradford, Craig Butterworth, Scott A. Carter, Federico Cattaneo, Benjamin Chaffee, Al Díaz-Palacios, Vicki Fowler, Steven Frost, Alex Gartelmann, Katya Grokhovsky, Antonia Gurkovska, David R. Harper, Akemi Hong, Ji Youn Hong, Kelly K. Jones, Cheng-Yung Kuo, Ei Jane Janet Lin, Ivan Lozano, Alfredo Martinez, Su Hyun Nam, James Alured Powers, Matthew Schlagbaum, Charlie Schneider, Jonas Sebura, Nicole Seisler, Soo Shin, Benjamin Stagl, Amber Renaye Thomas, Clare Torina, and Rafael Vega.

 

 

 

 
Showing two collaborative photographs with Ei Jane Janet Lin for SEXY exhibition.

The Foundation of Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) proudly presents SEXY in conjunction with the 16th Annual Asian American Showcase...

 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 from 7 to 10 pm

SEXY Postcard

 

 

featuring works by Adam Van Eeckhout, You-Ni Chae, Joy Higgins, Ian Miyamura, Cheng-Yung Kuo, Margaret Kerr, Chien-An Yuan,  Adrian Wong, Jenyu Wang, James Kao, Injung Oh, Jordan Fu, Ei Jane Janet Lin, Mayumi Lake, Ling-An Fang, Nori Itsuma, Shreya Sethi, and Johannah Silva


April 1 through May 20
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Nowadays just about any and everything can be categorized as “sexy”. But what turns people on oftentimes derives from the eye that then
travels below the neckline to lower regions encompassing how something or someone smells or tastes or feels as well. 

So does it affect the mind as something sensual? Or is it more physical, a biological condition or chemical reaction or physiological attraction, perhaps? 

 

 


 

Curatorial project:

SEXIER 

Opening Reception: Friday, March 10 from 7 to 10 pm

SEXIER Postcard image

 

Molar Productions in collaboration with Cheng-Yung Kuo and Injung Zhoushi presents SEXIER...

 


A no-holds-barred, edgier take of what is sexy cum (pun intended) pornographic ranging from photography to performance to installation
 to painting to sculpture past the usual objects of desire.

Featuring
...
Jeffrey Grauel, Eliot Taguiam, Alex Zak, Ei Jane Janet Lin, Miao Jiaxin, Heeran Lee, Zihan Loo, Paul Hopkin, Johannah Silva, Ana Ut Kei,
Greyson Hong, Andreas Fischer, Jenyu Wang, Jason Dunda, Wang Ye-Feng, Jeanne Medina with Alexandria Eregbu, Mayumi Lake,
Susannah Papish, Kirsten Leenaars, Rebecca Walz, Heidi Norton, Chris Naka, Maya Mackrandilal, Alex Herrera, Qing Yang and Tim Schade,
 Kirk Faber, Matthew Harrison, Judith Brotman, Brent Garbowski, Paola Cabal, Diego Leclery, Naomi Yorke, Edmund Chia, C.C. Ann Chen,
Ling-An Fang, James Kao, I Was Born With Two Mango Tribes (Chien Yuan, Jon Monteverde, Greg Grucel), Carol Jackson, John Henley,
 Academy Records, Jamilee Polson, MZL, Steven L. Jones, Gabriel Bizen Akagawa, Helen McElroy, Joshua Slater, Jason Jozwiak, Joe Mault,
 Laura Lynn Hsieh, Jiankun Xie, Erin LaRocque


SEXIER is the NC-17 (hopefully) rated version of “Sexy”, a PG-13/maybe R rated group show featuring works by artists tantalizing the mind,
beguiling senses and teasing to hint at something suggestive or provocative opening April 1st as part of the 16th
Annual Asian American Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

 

 

 


 

 

Curatorial project:

 

Displacement


January 21 to February 11, 2011


33 Collective Gallery

 

Zhou B. Art Center
1029 W. 35th St. First Floor, Chicago, IL 60609, Ph. 708-837-4534

 Opening Reception: Friday, January 21 from 7 to 10 pm

 

 Displacement, Exhibition Poster

 

The exhibition aims to explore and challenge the themes of conflict, displacement, and personal identity. Featuring four artists:
Emilie Crewe, Brookhart Jonquil, Wang Ye-Feng, Jenyu Wang, and Lantian Xie, the exhibition invites the viewer to renegotiate
their perception of a global society. The work presented in this exhibition conceptually and physically intervenes and de-constructs
objects, space, ideas and the individual body, in order to formulate new identities. Curated by Cheng-Yung Kuo.

 
 

 Showing a collaborative video installation, In-Between, with Annette Elliot and Nazafarin Lotfi


ALL THE BEST,

Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

December 17 - January 22, 2011


This exhibition features new work, including performances, installations, and language-based projects, as developed in the Writing course Text Off the Page. The featured artists include Shanita Bigelow, Troy Briggs, Annette Elliot, Sarah Jones, Cheng-Yung Kuo, Nazafarin Lotfi, J.M. Lowe, Joel Parsons, David Scheier, Jillian Soto, Hurmat Ul Ain, and Colin Winnette.
 
 
 

 

The Immediate Mark

November 19 to January 14, 2011

Zhou B Art Center Gallery, Main floor

Opening Reception: Friday, November 19 from 7 to 10 pm


Immediate Mark Postcard

The Immediate Mark engages the most basic and intimate act of art-making, making a mark. Be it placing graphite to paper, brush and paint to canvas, a gouge to wood, or an impression in clay or metal, the immediate mark signifies the physical and tactile beginning of an idea. It is the impetus that sets in motion one or thousands of following marks to achieve the artist's intent. By making the mark the artist accepts commitment and challenges the new, the different, and the as yet unexplored.






33 Chicago Opening tomorrow!

33 Chicago Postcard
 
 

33 Collective Gallery-October Opening

Chicago Artists Month,

October 15 to November 12, 2010, 

Opening Reception: October 15 from 7 to 10 pm
 
 
Reflections in Time
 
Video/Photo Painting, Duration: 10:00 Loop



 

Works at AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

04/17/2010-05/02/2010
 
YES TAIWAN 2010 ????
 

YES Taiwan 2010 – /暖調

展覽時間│2010. 04. 17 ~ 2010. 05. 02 (TUE-SUN 12: 00-18:30)

開幕Party│2010. 04. 07SAT1800 + 樂團現場Live演奏

參展藝術家: 陳威圖│郭正雍│何竹君│李承道│林岱璇│林羿束│蔡歐寶│蔡宗隆│蔡依庭│王姿婷│于   

 

 

Taiwan’s got talent 這是一個極具潛力的舞台,而主角們即將成為明日之星。

 

由也趣藝廊所舉辦的YES Taiwan-Young Emerging Stars, Taiwan 已邁入第二年,深耕台灣當代藝術的也趣藝廊,以豐富的經驗與經歷,為當代藝術的潛力新秀發聲,積極不斷的開發優質台灣藝術新星,兼具多元、豐富、新視野,在也趣的努力與企圖下,YES Taiwan就是台灣當代藝術潛力新星的品牌。我們邀請您一同體驗由新星們詮釋溫度的對話。

當代藝術面對日新月異的科技技術的發展,潛移默化地改變了當代藝術的書寫方式與表現。透過觀景窗的精準構圖,後製精彩的配色與合成,經營出精準且印象深刻的畫面,連筆觸也如數位照片般平滑,挑戰技巧與科技的界限,提供觀者冷靜、冷調的的觀看氣氛。另一個完全相異的表現,直接捕捉漫天的想像與想法,恣意地、毫無保留地嘗試,眼前的畫布變成了遊樂場,錯誤也有可能變成美麗,濃烈的手感和筆觸,是溫暖的且攝人的。

YES Taiwan所募集的新星,將用這世代的新語言,展開一場溫感和冷感的演出,與觀眾們進行一場新視角、新聲音、新價值的對話。開幕晚會更有樂團Live演出,邀請大家共同參與這場年輕的盛會。

 

103 台北市民族西路141號│141 Min Tsu W. Rd., Taipei 103, TAIWAN

TEL +882 2 2599 1171 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.akigallery.com.tw

 

 

 


 

Layers and Latitudes

Group Exhibition by 33 Collective Gallery Artists:

 

Terry Adams, Mary Bookwalter, Carla Carr, Dena Cavazos, Joe Compean, Nick Depeder

Sergio Gomez, Kimberly M. Harmon, Tim Hurley, Cheng-Yung Kuo, Janice Meister 

Joe Milosevich, Pedro Palacios, Alberto Paniaya, Michael Ruback, Steve Sherrell, Lou Shields 

Harry Sudman, Michael Wasniowski, Carol Weber, Alice McMahon White, Mark Zlotkowski

Guest artist: Brigitta Rossetti, Milan, Italy

 

March 19 to April 9, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, March 19 from 7-10p

 

 

DISConnect

Pigment on Transparency Film

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

The Alumni Show will open 3/4 and run through 3/30.

Participating Artists: 

Quentin Crockett, Laura Baldeshwiler, Cheng-Yung Kuo, Julie Ward, 

Tim Manning, Jonah Oritz, Jessica Wagner,Dan Walker 


Lee E. Dulgar Gallery

South Suburban College Foundtion; 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL 60473

 


 

 

 

 
Exploring the Surface
 

 

Group exhibition by 33 Collective Gallery artists and special guests

 

 

January 15 to February 12, 2010

 

Opening Reception: 
Friday, January 15 from 7-10p

 

 

 

Exploring the Surface Opening Picture:

 

 


 interACTION

 

CHICAGO ARTISTS MONTH, October 2009

 

 

 33 Collective Gallery Artists Exhibition - Chicago Artists Month, October, 2009

October 16 to November 14, 2009

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 16 from 7-10p
 
interACTION Opening pictures:
 
 

 

?unsuspected revelations?

    

 A Solo Exhibition by 郭正雍 Cheng-Yung Kuo

 

Pacific Culture Foundation’s Art Center is pleased to present ?unsuspected revelations?, a solo exhibition by ??? Cheng-Yung Kuo, who recently received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  The exhibition will include the COMPETE (Reflections on Reality # 23) from his "Reflection" series photography images. COMPETE, an integration of the Chicago architectural style with strong humanities was favored by President of the United States, Barack Obama, and was displayed in the Washington D.C. Obama’s office when he was the Illinois Senator. 

 

The works on display used "reflections" as the breakthrough point, using a specific reflection of the medium to translate fleeting moments in life and recorded those eternal lights.  Through the image creations, a bridge for the audience is constructed.  Not only does ??? Cheng-Yung Kuo records these sights of richness in each focus, but he also condenses the instant of beauty, truth, and fantasy, which invoke both self reflection and idiosyncrasy.

 

In “Reflection” series, ??? Cheng-Yung Kuo uses different vehicle to capture images derived from his own personal experience while he was in a foreign environment, battling both linguistic adjustments and the ever - increasing longing for the warmth of home.  These feelings were difficult to express verbally, and they serve as inspirations for ??? Cheng-Yung Kuo’s works.

 

Pacific Cultural Foundation’s goal is to enhance the cultural quality of life and promote social harmony, as well as gain the international and inter-regional mutual understanding and friendship as the purpose of processing activities.  This time we are inviting the artist, ??? Cheng-Yung Kuo, to share his reflections of his life in the United States, as well as his works from the United States back to Taiwan.   Let people see his creation of photographic art, things from a different perspective and things they never could have imagined in ?unsuspected revelations?.


* 10% of the money from the work sold during the exhibition will be donated to World Vision Taiwan - Typhoon Morakot Response

 

Exhibition Date :  2009.09.05 to 2009.09.26

Opening Reception: 2009.09.05, 3 – 5 pm

Gallery: Pacific Culture Foundation – Art Center

Address: No.38, Section 3, Chongcing South Rd, Jhongjheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Art Center Hours : Monday to Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm 


 

 


驚艷剎那之美 - 郭正雍攝影創作個展

 

太平洋文化基金會藝術中心將於2009年9月5日至9月26日推出旅美藝術家郭正雍的【驚艷剎那之美】攝影創作個展,此次展覽包含了「倒影系列」攝影作品 之一 <爭峰-倒影23> ( Reflections on Reality #23 ),此作品融合了芝加哥建築特色與濃厚的人文氣息,因此獲得美國總統歐巴馬辦公室青睞,並在其華府參議員辦公室內懸掛展出。

本次展出作品以「倒影」為切入點,運用特定的反射媒介轉譯生命中稍縱即逝的剎那,紀錄了永恆的光亮,透過影像創作為觀者建構起的橋樑,使每一個聚焦不僅是 紀錄著我們對現實生活中那些被忽略的瑰麗,更將所有的感動與美麗、真實與夢幻,都凝結在瞬間,著實令人省思回味。

在 「倒影系列」作品中,郭正雍運用不同媒介物來捕捉影像。人在異鄉,面對語言的隔閡以及離鄉的寂寞,總在不同的語言轉譯過程中,無法完整精確的表達涵意或是 詮釋想要傳達的情境,他將這種體驗轉而應用在倒影系列影像的創作上,呈現每一個特殊情境與場景給予他的感受,影像是郭正雍創造出的橋樑,觀者可藉其通往作 品中的意境,感受日常生活事物曾未有過的感覺及想像,並在不同文化的視野中,尋找一個能引起共鳴與認同的影像。

太平洋文化基金會以提昇藝文生活品質,促進祥和社會,並增益國際與地區間之互相瞭解與友誼為辦理活動之宗旨。此次邀請旅美藝術家郭正雍,把在美國的生活體現以及在美所學帶回台灣,讓大家感受他攝影藝術的創作及特殊的展出方式,歡迎大家蒞臨欣賞。


*此次展出作品售出所得,將捐贈10%於台灣世界展望會〝莫拉克水患救援〞專款


此次展出資訊

展覽日期:2009年 9 月 5 日 至 9 月 26 日

展覽開幕茶會: 2009年 9 月 5 日 星期六下午 3 點至 5 點

地點:太平洋文化基金會藝術中心,台北市中正區100重慶南路三段38號

展覽開放時間:星期一至星期六,每日上午十時至下午五時 (週日及國訂假日休館) 


 


 

ARTTOGETHER . rebuild our homes

 

Disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction of Typhoon Morakot with ART Power

 

 

 

 

Charity Bazaar 

 

Time:   Saturday, August 22nd, 2009   11:00 – 19:00

           Sunday,  August, 23rd, 2009   11:00 – 19:00

 

Place: Impressions Art Gallery – Impressions Contemporary 

          No.40, Section 4, Ren-ai Rd, Da-an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

          +886+2-2705-9966

 

 

Typhoon Morakot   caused wide-spread damage in southern and eastern of Taiwan on the 7th and 8th of august of this year. Although the winds of Typhoon Morakot were not so severe, the storm dropped heavy amounts of rain, especially in Pingtung and Taitung which received record-breaking rainfall. The massive flooding has destroyed bridges and roads, and submerged many homes forcing residents to evacuate and stay in shelters.

 

Taiwan has officially requested assistance from the international community to help victims of Typhoon Morakot. A group of artists and volunteers in Taiwan is organizing a charity bazaar/exhibition and fundraiser, which will be held on August 22nd and 23rd, 2009, as part of "ARTTOGETHER‧ rebuilding our homes" event.  Hundreds of artists have been invited to exhibit and sell their work.  Revenues will be used entirely to help victims of Typhoon Morakot. All of the money will be donated to the World Vision Taiwan - Typhoon Morakot Help.  We hope that you will join us and support the relief effort. 

 

 

Donation Account

 

    
    All of the money will be donated to World Vision Taiwan – Typhoon Morakot Response account

 

 

 To purchase artwork

(A)   If you have a facebook account, please search 藝起義賣’s photo album to view all of the artwork online. Leave a comment with your name and contact information on the page of the artwork that you would like to purchase.

(B)   Enter blog at http://art88.pixnet.net/album/set/15337572to view photo album of the artwork; leave your name, contact information, and title of the artwork on the guestbook.

(C)   On 8/22 and 8/23, from 11:00am to 7:00pm, purchase artwork on site at Impressions Art Gallery – Impressions Contemporary

 

 Payment

     To simplifies the process, PLEASE do the following steps:

 

  • Pay by cash or check. Do not remit cash.

  • Make a check payable to: World Vision Taiwan

                                 Account : Typhoon Morakot response


  • Make a prompt check and to [account payee only]

  • For individual: leave your name, phone number, address, donation for (88 Flood)

  • For company: name, contact phone number, address, donation for (88 Flood)

 

PS

   This charity bazaar is organized by volunteers and artists, is not affiliated with any private organization. We are hoping that there will be more galleries and artists joining us. Regardless who you are in the arts circles, let us together and make effort to help people who was affected by Typhoon Morakot’s.

 

* Special Thanks to:

 

Taipei Village, 視覺藝術聯盟, Dimension Endowment of Art (DEOA), GARDEN CITY publishers, Chulu Art + Design, and all of the fervent volunteers.

  

*感動 捐出義賣作品有熱心人士認購 (Tears) donated work has been sold. THANK YOU .


  
??????????? - ????????????? Charity Event Postcard Image

 

 「藝」起攜手重建家園

 

莫拉克賑災及災後重建義賣會

 

孩提時代的夏天,經歷過大大小小的颱風與豪雨,印象中總是在深夜迷迷糊糊睡意中聽見屋外的狂風暴雨咆嘯,清晨起床後攀著窗看見外面髒髒亂亂的馬路,然後、一切生活恢復正常。泡麵、零食、DVD以及可以睡到自然醒的機會,則是長大後對於颱風天最美好的期待。但是這次不同,每天看著電視新聞的畫面,我們再也不敢想像對失去了家人與棲身之所的災民們而言,這一場颱風會是多麼慘痛的記憶。

 一個莫拉克,傷透了全台灣人民的心。我們都以為風走了雨停了家園還會在那裡,可是這麼多天過去了,被拯救出來的災民苦等不到他們的家人,山裡面還有好多人們站在洪水裡站在泥濘中不斷呼救,我們都以為這已經是最壞了,可是每天每天都還是有那麼多讓人鼻酸落淚的消息傳出。

由台灣藝術圈熱心人士以及藝術家們自發性所發起的「藝起攜手‧重建家園」賑災義賣活動,將於8月22、23日兩天於印象畫廊當代館進行展覽義賣,近百位藝術家捐出上百件的藝術作品,不分你我只為了貢獻出所有,為我們的同胞盡一份心力,義賣所得全數捐贈予台灣世界展望基金會做為此次「莫拉克水患救援及災後重建」使用。我們期待您的雪中送炭,將溫暖傳遞到更多所需的人身上,更希望8月22、23日您能親臨現場,以實際行動支持藝術家們的善舉,幫助受災戶重新站起來。

 

  藝起攜手‧重建家園

【義賣會訊息】

  時間:2009.8.22 (周六) 11:00 – 19:00

            2009.8.23 (周日) 11:00 – 19:00

 

  地點:印象畫廊當代館
      台北市仁愛路四段40號 02.27059966

 

 

【收款須知】

※ 為救災便利,請買家付 現金 或是 支票 。不接受匯款。

 


收支票需注意:

 

捐款單位為:台灣世界展望會

 

抬頭:「財團法人台灣世界展望會」

(請協助開立即期支票並加蓋『禁止背書轉讓』)

請於附註上註明:

◎ 個人捐款人:姓名、聯絡電話、通訊地址、捐款用途(88水災)。

◎ 公司行號捐款人:公司立案名稱、統一編號、聯絡人電話與地址、捐款用途(88水災)。

 

 

【備註】
本義賣會為藝術圈熱心人士及藝術家集體體發起之行為,非任何一私人單位所發起,我們期待更多畫廊的加入與支持,

 

 

讓台灣藝術圈不分你我更同為本次莫拉克受災戶盡一份心力。

 

 

※感謝熱血協助:台北國際藝術村、視覺藝術聯盟、帝門藝術基金會、田園城市文化事業、初露藝術+設計以及所有的熱血志工團

 



Reflection ? Reflection Solo Exhibition by Cheng-Yung Kuo 郭正雍

 

July 21-July 26, 2009

Opening and Press preview, July 21, 10 am

Closing Reception, July, 25, 2-5pm 

 

National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Tswei-heng Gallery
505, Jen-ai Rd, Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan

 

 

postcard image front


【倒影≒映象】郭正雍攝影創作個展

  台北市國父紀念館〈翠亨藝廊〉 

展出時間: 2009. 7/21 星期二 - 7/26 星期日, 9am-5pm

開幕 2009. 7/21 星期二 早上 10 

閉幕茶會 2009. 7/25 星期六下午 2  5 

 

車水馬龍的竄流抑或市集人群的喧囂,無論是在澳門、香港、費城、紐約、芝加哥或巴西聖保羅,“城市“透過郭正雍的鏡頭舒展出屬於他們的姿態。這次2009年7月21日~26日在台北市國父紀念館〈翠亨藝廊〉的個展,是藝術家郭正雍首次與國人分享並展示他長期於北美旅居創作的心路歷程。 這次展覽【倒影 ≒ 映象】中作品不但包含了他“倒影系列“和“浪費及節省系列“的作品,郭正雍也將在〈翠亨藝廊〉展出他在芝加哥藝評界屢獲好評的陶藝融合攝影裝置作品。

“倒影系列“是郭正雍間接運用特定的反射媒介轉譯那些生命中稍縱即逝的剎那,在陌生與熟稔之間、具像與虛渺之間、真實與幻想之間, 郭正雍透過影像創作為觀者建構起的橋梁, 使每一個聚焦不僅是紀錄著我們對現實生活中那些被忽略的瑰麗, 更是將異鄉人的生存狀態凝結作一件件藝術作品。

前些時,「倒影」攝影作品之一( Reflections on Reality #23 ),獲得當時伊利諾州參議員、現任美國總統「歐巴馬」的青睞,將該作品公開展示於其華府參議員辦公室。這件作品,是郭正雍搭乘建築之旅遊艇,經過芝加哥河畔即將完工的川普大樓時,利用船上大理石桌面反射,捕捉拍攝到的川普大樓雄偉景觀及同時顯示芝加哥市的建築特色與人文質量。

郭正雍運用這些媒介物來捕捉影像是以一個外來者(台灣人)到異鄉(美國)生活,不但要去學習不同的語言及生活方式還要積極的去融入整個大環境,不管再怎麼努力總是與異鄉有一層隔閡。從學習語言來說,在中英文的轉譯過程中,兩種語言間總是無法完整的表達精確的涵意,甚至有時候無法找到合適的字眼來詮釋想要傳達的情境,郭正雍就將這種體驗轉而應用在倒影系列影像的創作上,呈現每一個特殊情境與場景的觀察及感受,影像是他,是觀者的橋,通往的是意境,是人們對日常生活事物曾未有過的感知及想像。

「浪費與節省」系列的作品,郭正雍也是以一個 [超脫者] 的出發點來面對美國社會問題。他利用拍攝工廠設施及車房拍賣影像彼此的情景對比,來探討美國人浪費資源的不良習慣、節省資源和物品回收再利用的議題。同時觸及以他外來者的身份在拍攝這些主題時,所經歷的受限制與無拘束的攝影經驗之懸殊差別。

郭正雍出生於台灣高雄,高中就讀復興商工,於畢業展時獲得攝影類組第一名,自此他就將攝影當作他捕捉周遭意象及創作的主要工具。

為了要得到更好更專業的藝術教育,軍中退伍後,他遠赴芝加哥。初期先於伊利諾州的南郊大學進行基本大學課程。在校期間他表現優異,郭正雍不僅是學校的資優生之一,還獲該學的獎學金前往香港大學及中國大陸研修。更在2006年榮獲學校提名,成為該年全美全國榮譽學會會員(2006 Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Academic Team)及伊利諾州的資優生協會成員之一。

在南郊大學求學期間,郭正雍積極參加藝術比賽及展覽,分別在伊利諾州大學藝術競賽中連續四年得獎並獲得展出機會。 他的攝影作品也因此逐漸嶄露頭角,並於2006年他申請進入芝加哥藝術學院(The School of the Art Institute of Chicago),繼續深造。

在芝加哥藝術學院時,他不斷積極地進行創作,產出不少深獲芝加哥文藝圈好評的作品。於藝術學院擔任學校台灣學生會會長時,他更大力推動每年台灣學生的藝術聯展,引荐更多年輕有潛力的旅美台灣藝術家至芝加哥藝文界。2007年時,郭正雍獲得芝加哥藝術學院藝術創作碩士的入學許可,專攻攝影及陶藝創作。郭正雍於2009年取得藝術創作碩士學位,目前他居住及工作於芝加哥。


郭正雍的作品曾展出於:

 

金希斯可電影中心, 芝加哥, 美國

皇冠中心藝廊, 芝加哥, 美國

周氏藝術中心, 芝加哥, 美國

橋藝術博覽會2009, 紐約, 美國

卡爾德龍藝術中心, 艾倫代爾, 密歇根州, 美國

攝影廊, 芝加哥, 美國

美國伊利諾州參議員奧巴馬國會山莊, 華盛頓特區, 美國

比佛利藝術中心, 芝加哥, 美國

2006年第六屆平遙國際攝影節, 平遙, 中國

圓形畫廊, 波士頓, 美國

魯賓陣尼克藝術中心, 密西根城, 印第安納, 美國

33藝廊, 芝加哥, 美國

 


 

Insight: A Survey of 33 Collective Gallery Artists

June 22 - July 30, 2009

Opening: Thursday, June 25, 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Christopher Art Gallery

Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Telephone (708) 709-3500
 

 

Crossing

The 3rd Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) exhibition of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

June 19 to July 12, 2009
Opening Reception:  Friday, June 19 from 7 - 10 pm

Crossing image
 
Every day people cross paths and interact with others, creating intersections of communication. The concept of “crossing” bridges the culture gap and artistic valueto produce a broaden perspective of art from the intersection of the artists and the audience. The exhibition features the essence of multi-cultural overlap of Taiwanese artists practicing in Chicago. When the alien turns into the native, domestic into the foreign, struggles and conflicts ensue. Experiencing theiridentities of being culturally marginalized, the selected works of the Taiwanese of SAIC voice their understanding and initiate a public dialogue with the audience.

33 Collective Gallery

 

1029 W. 35th St.
First Floor
Chicago, IL 60609
Ph. 708-837-4534

 

 

Gallery Hours
Monday through Thursday: 10 am to 2 pm
Friday: 10 am to 7 pm

 

 

5th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition

 

May 15 to June 11, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, May 15 from 7 - 10 pm

 

33 Collective Gallery

The National Self-Portrait Exhibition is one of our most viewed and anticipated exhibitions to date. Now in its 5th year, the self-portrait exhibition is a two-part exhibit. Our guest juror, Gregg Hertzlieb, has selected 50 works for the gallery exhibition and 100 works for a permanent online show to open simultaneously with the gallery exhibition on May 15, 2009.

 

33 Collective Gallery
1029 W. 35th St.
First Floor
Chicago, IL 60609
Ph. 708-837-4534

 

 

 

 


 

MFA Thesis Exhibition-The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

MFA CARD

Sullivan Gallery, 33 South State Street, 7th floor, Chicago, Illinois

May 2 – 15
Preview reception: Friday, May 1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm 
Public reception: Friday, May 1, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Tuesday - Saturday

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Encounter with Distance

14th Annual Asian American Showcase

Encounter with Distance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 3 - May 11

Opening Reception: 
Friday, April 3 from 6 - 9 pm

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N State St. Chicago

 


Collective Resonance

33 opening

 

 

March 20 to April 17, 2009  
Opening Reception: 
Friday, March 20 from 7 - 10 pm
  
Closing Reception:
Friday, April 17 from 7 to 10 pm

 

33 Collective Gallery invites you to attend the opening of its largest exhibition to date.

 

"Collective Resonance" will be hosted in the main gallery of the Zhou B. Art Center. 
With over 10,000 sf of exhibition space, "Collective Resonance" will include a wide selection 
of works and present a comprehensive view of 21 artists currently 
affiliated with 33 Collective Gallery. http://www.33collective.com/

 

 



BLING STUDENT ART COMPETITION

Bling image


March 27 – April 17, 2009

Opening reception, Friday, March 27, 5:30-7:30 pm

CROWN CENTER GALLERY at Loyola University Chicago
1001 West Loyola Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626.