Jesus Christ Superstar 1.
Chin Chih Yang

Jesus Christ Superstar 2.
Chin Chih Yang

Jesus Christ Superstar 3.
Chin Chih Yang

Jesus Christ Superstar 4.
Chin Chih Yang

Jesus Christ Superstar 5.
Chin Chih Yang



Jesus Christ Superstar 6.
Chin Chih Yang

Blind Buddha 1.
Chin Chih Yang

Blind Buddha 2.
Chin Chih Yang

Blind Buddha 3.
Chin Chih Yang

Blind Buddha 4.
Chin Chih Yang

Projection of Taiwan Independence Flag on outside wall of UN

UN Security Officer investigating the incident
Chin Chih Yang

Projection of Taiwan Independence Flag on outside wall of Taipei Cultural Center  

Gordian Knots 1.
Chin Chih Yang

Gordian Knots 2.
Chin Chih Yang

Gordian Knots 3.
Chin Chih Yang

Gordian Knots 4.
Chin Chih Yang

Gordian Knots 5.
Chin Chih Yang

 

Stephen Yadzinski
Tatyana Kuznetsova
Nico Puertollano
Christina Dy
Nathaniel Donnett

 

Diego Manuel Rodríguez
Boriana Mihailovska
Robert I. Barrocas
Jose De la Barra
Pat Griesbach

 


~ Saou
Andrea Ilskens
J Allan Quinzon
Ruth Olivar Millan
Von Eric Ng

 

Eric Guazon
Tsewang Tashi
John Haro
Scott Andrew Spencer
Roslyn Yang

 

Thomai Kontou
Iwona Jankowski
Birsen Ozbilge
Aaron Bartley
Ben Zvi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Beyond Measure" at One East 42 nd Street Exhibition.

Contact: Chin Chih Yang 212/226-2307 ext 106 Chin@66ny.com

Address : One East 42 nd Street ( 5 th Ave ), New York , NY 10017

Exhibition Dates : December 7 th to December 29 th , 2006
( 1 0 am to 6pm )

 

Yielding is the way of Tao.
The ten thousand things are born of being.
Being is born of not being.
- Tao Te Ching, Chapter 40

Chin Chih YANG'S recent body of work explores our efforts to protect ourselves both physically and psychologically against various catastrophes. He studied Taoism at the New School , where John Brzostoski introduced him to the philosophy of Lao-Tse. This had a profound effect on both him and his art. Lao Tse's word for the hidden reality behind everything is “Tao”. Chin Chih Yang began to incorporate Taoist concepts into his work.

His Blind Buddha raises the question of an all-knowing, all-powerful deity standing idly by as catastrophes occur. The same theme is explored in Jesus Christ Superstar, where God is portrayed as indifferent to the plight of warring nations, and the suffering incurred by those caught innocently in the midst of this conflict. With both of these images, Chin Chih weighs in visually in the debate between Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins on the topic of God vs. Science.

It is customary to fly the national flag outside the buildings of consular offices. That is not the case at the Taiwan Cultural Center . Only upon entering, can one see the flag raised high in the lobby. There, a white sun superimposed on a big blue sky and the red earth (the design of the ROC flag) hangs from the ceiling. Chin Chih Yang attempted to comment on this situation. Unfortunately, his piece entitled Gordian Knots was deemed too controversial to be displayed at the Taipei Cultural Center and will have to be displayed at a different venue. For this piece, he tied over 2300 flags into knots. Christmas tree lights are intertwined in them. This piece is both a Christmas decoration and also a challenge to the strong emotions surrounding flags. It is a reflection of human relations, inevitably marked by mutual dependence and conflict. The artist attempts to express the twisted relationships between nation states - in this particular instance, between Taiwan and those nations that directly or indirectly oppose its independence. It is the artist's hope that by calling attention to these thorny global issues, an effort will be made to resolve them peacefully.

Seven other artists will take part in “ Beyond Measure ” . They are: ON/Megumi AKIYOSI, Lishan CHANG, Jon D'ORAZIO, Shih Chieh HUANG, Cecily MCKEOWN, YoYo XIAO, Hai ZHANG.

In conjunction with this exhibition, a lecture series on the Magnificent Power of Tao Te Ching by Master Henry Chang, plus lectures and discussions by Chin Chih Yang and Cecily McKeown will be held on December 16.

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Taipei Culture Center , TECO in New York

One East 42 nd Street ( 5 th Ave )

New York , NY 10017

Curator: Luchia Mei-hua Lee Luchia_lee@yahoo.com

Tel:917-4122831

 

 

We need your support!
"Beyond Measure" at One East 42 nd Street Exhibition.

The lobby of the building at 1 East 42 nd Street is a friendly space designed for cultural purposes, but in contrast the upper floors are a bureaucratic, diplomatic government organization. All are welcome in the lobby – from those of high social status down to the homeless. The government office is a severe and exclusive place where security concerns are paramount. In the lobby, we will hold an art exhibition. This exhibition will open on December 7 th 2006 at 5:00p.m-8:00p.m..

The very nature of this building is bivalent; it is not supposed to be a cultural center. Taiwan is a little green island with a population of only 23 million; it is now very isolated in the international arena. This building has been called east number one – from the address. From outside one cannot see any flag hanging as one normally finds at a consular office. Only upon entering can one see the flag raised high in the lobby. There, a white sun superimposed on a big blue sky (the design of the ROC flag) hangs from the ceiling. In New York , I can only recall seeing it before at the Queens Museum of Art during the exhibition “ Nexus. ” Then, several flags flapped in the wind on the roof of the museum. In this exhibition, the art of Chin Chih Yang will comment on this situation.

Eight artists will take part in this exhibition entitled “Beyond Measure.” Each artist, in his or her own way, will express in their work their interpretation of Tao, or the Way.

In the lobby of one east forty-two, usually the front closets display reproductions of ancient porcelains or bronze vases from the National Palace Museum . But in this show, Huang Shihs chieh will construct from the detritus of society a new work in light and sound. Other artists are also making stunning works. This exhibition is not limited only to Taiwanese artists. We have artists from the US , Taiwan , Japan , and China joining together.

On Megumi, a Japanese female artist, is going to reverse our idea of the relationship between the gallery wall, the painting, and the frame. Hai Zhang will tell the story of New Mexico , and how Americans there are involved with Asian religion and devoted to spiritual cultivation. His pictures will line the passageway to the second floor. In Tao #204, Cecily Mckeown articulates a spiritual path and mind reflection. Chang Lishan will use three light beams focused on the ceiling. YoYo's work will remark on the limbo zone between death and life. American artist Jon D'Orazio will display his glass powder painting. These are seemingly empty, but they are so subtle as to contain fathomless depths.

Don't think about understanding these works. Consider instead that all these works address in some way the theme of the illusory nature of forms in this human world. The forms are always changing because of our mind. For example, a person who has a kind mind sees it as merciful. The wise see the world as wise. It is Tao, the way of Life.

In conjunction with this exhibition, a lecture series on the significant power of Tao Teh Ching and art will be held on December 16. It will open new vistas. No matter whether you are in business, government, the military, philosophy, or research, your attendance at the lecture will give you a unique practical life strategy and wisdom.

This event gathers a group of professional workers. Beyond Measure needs your support. Please show your concern for contemporary art. Please make a contribution in any amount toward this exhibition. We will thank you for it and credit you in the exhibition.

Contact: Luchia Mei-hua Lee (Curator)

Luchia_lee@yahoo.com Beyond_measure_art@yahoo.com

Tel: 917-4122831 47-40 190 th street , Auburndale, NY11358-3831

 

We are currently gearing up for "The Best of 123Soho 2007" art show and thank you for your participation in the 2005 and 2006 exhibit.

Thank you for your participation in “The Best of 123Soho 2006” contest. We are currently gearing up for the 2007 exhibit, scheduled to start on February 1, 2007 . If you would like to participate, here are the requirements:

  • You need to have at least 5 images on your Home page.
  • Your contact information must be updated!
  • We will accept any Media.
  • Any work submitted between January 1st , 2006 and Dec. 31st , 2006 will be considered.

The list of participating categories includes: Individual Artists, Feature Artists, and Free Posting.

"The Best of 123Soho 2006" Art Show
The 30 winners

Chuka Machie

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00777

Gabe Kirchheimer

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00975

Maria Parmo

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00120

Nicolae Comanescu

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00989

Carlo Angelo Saavedra

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00758
Stephen Yadzinski

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00983&initial=Y

Tatyana Kuznetsova

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00890&initial=K

Nico Puertollano

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01014&initial=P

Christina Dy

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00749&initial=D

Nathaniel Donnett

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01004&initial=D

Diego Manuel Rodríguez

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00135

Boriana Mihailovska

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01090

Robert I. Barrocas

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01106

Jose De la Barra

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01093

Pat Griesbach

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00729

~ Saou

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01088&category=W

Andrea Ilskens

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01079

J Allan Quinzon

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00992

Ruth Olivar Millan

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01096

Von Eric Ng

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01006

Eric Guazon

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01040

Tsewang Tashi

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01019

John Haro

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01007

Scott Andrew Spencer

http://www.123soho.com/artists/featured/f_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv00144

Roslyn Yang

http://www.123soho.com/artists/individual/i_artist_index_artist.phtml?artnum=artidv01048

Thomai Kontou

Category: Paintings
Title: kyanoplasies
Media: oil
Size: 30"x30"
Year: 2000

CURRICULUM VITAE
Thomai Kontou learned sketching from 1971 to 1978 in Athens, in the Vrassida Vlahopoulos and Theodoros Drossos ateliers. She was taught painting by Yannis Tsarouhis, while she learned the Fresco Technique by Dimitris Kostopoulos.
She is continuously present in the Artistic area since 1973 with 20 individual exhibitions and has taken part in 81 group shows in Greece and abroad. She participated in 6 BIENNALES: 1996 in Belgrade, 1998 in Mexico, 1999 and 2001 in Pisa – Italy and in 2002 and 2004 in Poland.

Iwona Jankowski

Category: Sculpture
Title: Don
Media: oil
Size: 30x24 inches
Year: 2004

This floral painting is one of my popular Sexy Flowers(TM) series.

Birsen Ozbilge

Category: Paintings
Title: Messenger
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 12
Year: 2005

My passion is to create art objects, to give them life. They represent my world and my inner self in many different ways. To create them, I may get inspired by a friend, a neighbor or a trip to a cactus garden... Anyway, the possibilities are endless!

Aaron Bartley

Category: Drawings
Title: Russian
Media: ink on illustration board
Size: 5"x7"
Year: 2005

Ben Zvi

Category: Mixed Media
Title: Definition of a spirit
Media: Acrylic
Size: 48x48
Year: 1980

created this painting to show the spirit, that has no matter no physical substance and does not occupies space but it still here and still can be observed.

 

The panel responsible for the selection of the 30 winners is composed of Chin Chih Yang (Artist and Chief Curator of 123Soho), Heidi Jain (Photographer and former instructor at Mercer County and Brookdale Community College), and Carol Heft ( *Part Time Lecturer, Drawing, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 1999-present. *Staff Developer/ Mentor, Artist/Instructor, Studio in a School Association, 1987-89 and 1999-present. *Conduct workshops, lectures, and studio visits to undergraduates and graduate students at Hunter College and The New School University, 1995-present )