Department of Art + Design Presents Taiwanese Ceramics Art in “The Wind of Change”
West Chester University’s Department of Art + Design will launch a public, live exhibit to showcase Taiwanese ceramics arts. The exhibit, “The Wind of Change: Contemporary Ceramics of Taiwan” is on display from October 5 – 30 in the Knauer Gallery, Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High Street, West Chester. Open to the public by appointment only on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., please email Laurie Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
“The Wind of Change" is curated by Professor Ching Yuan Chang of Tainan National University of the Arts, and made possible by generous support of the Taiwan Ministry of Culture and an exchange program between Baltimore Clayworks and Tainan National University of the Arts. This exhibit was also on display at Baltimore Clayworks.
Andrew Snyder, Associate Professor of Art at West Chester University says, “This exhibit is a phenomenal display of the craftsmanship, creativity and resilience of clay in Taiwan. The quality of the work is exquisite, and all the participating artists on display are nationally recognized in Taiwan. We are thrilled to have this work in our gallery, as it showcases the variety and innovation of Taiwanese ceramics with functional and figurative works, abstract sculptures and wall installations.”
Professor Ching Yuan Chang says, “The difficulty that all practitioners need to confront today is how to create a new perspective with clay, especially when clay requires a vast cultivation of knowledge and techniques. Moreover, under the globalization trend, young artists and almost all non-Western countries will need to face the changes of their own culture and search for the balance between innovation and tradition. It is significant that one can stand firm on his or her cultural foundation and evolve globally.”