The Poetics of the Pottery: Shih chi-yao’s Ceramic Art solo exhibition
The opening ceremony of the exhibition of Shih chi-yao’s pottery art has started at 14:00 on December 9 in the Licence Art Gallery in Tainan with many honorable guests getting together on such a warm sunny day. This exhibition displays the delicate and poetic pottery art of Shih chi -yao, which is curated by Guang Jung , she’s the vice director of I-media, Taiwan.
First, Mr. Jen Wen-yi, the principal of Tainan’s First Girls’ High School, gave an short address on the beauty of the pottery art. The versatile artist & chairman Jenny Shih also enjoy the opening. Pablo Hung, the associate professor of the department of Visual Art and Design of Tainan University, highlighted the artistic essence of Shih’s works and the abstract meaning of the sporadic creativity of Shih’s art. Professor Hung emphasized that the artistic of Shih’s work has reached the level of art besides the practical function of pottery. Especially, the artist Shih has used many natural ingredients from the ashes of the plants and the jades of Taiwan, which lead to a dramatic and unique layers of glazes and bring delicate and versatile touches to the pottery works.
As the professor Han, Bow-der, the founder of Tainan Art University, once mentioned in his book, to experience the beauty of art is to start with a beautiful tea cup. When we sip a cup of nice tea, we may calm down and get immersed in peaceful dialogues with our inner selves. In this way, we may be serene and peaceful to heal our inner souls. The healing rituals of everyday life begins with sipping a cup of nice tea, delighting in every moment of life.
Welcome to appreciate the excellent and unique pottery artworks of Shih chi-yao.The exhibition starts from Dec. 8 until Dec. 23 in the Licence Gallery in Tainan, located in No.203 Fu-chien Rd., Tainan, Taiwan R.O.C.