Portland Trip

Last month I went on a trip to Portland. I had a piece of sculpture exhibited in a group show at Antler Gallery curated by Thinkspace.  

Portland is so interesting. The people are way friendly, the waterfalls are beautiful, the foods are delicious, and there is no bad coffee.  I immediately falling in love with Portland and finally understand why people are moving to there. 

 

 Late Night Workshop inspired by the little happy memories in life, such as a friend brought me late night supper when I'm working late. 

Late Night Workshop
inspired by the little happy memories in life, such as a friend brought me late night supper when I'm working late. 

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 Susanna and Neil from  Antler Galler  y  and their pet buddy Duncan.  Thank you for your hospitality.

Susanna and Neil from Antler Gallery and their pet buddy Duncan.  Thank you for your hospitality.

 Seeing old friends and making new ones.

Seeing old friends and making new ones.

  Lan Su Chinese Garden  in Portland Chinatown.  Probably the most authentic Chinese garden in the states I ever seen. 

Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland Chinatown. 
Probably the most authentic Chinese garden in the states I ever seen. 

 Wade is the tea master at the garden. If you ever had a chance to visit, I highly recommend the Ceremonial Tea Set (Kung Fu Tea) with PuEr tea. Wade will demonstrate and guide you through the way of tea brewing. (only $8)

Wade is the tea master at the garden. If you ever had a chance to visit, I highly recommend the Ceremonial Tea Set (Kung Fu Tea) with PuEr tea. Wade will demonstrate and guide you through the way of tea brewing. (only $8)

 Waterfall at the Gorge

Waterfall at the Gorge

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23rd Asian American Art Show in Chicago

I was very excited to be part of a group exhibition curated by artist friend Lydia Fu at the 23rd Asian American Art Show, which was exhibiting together with film showcase at the Gene Sikel Film Center in downtown Chicago. The show has ended in June and the pieces were sold, Thank you Chicago, hope to visit there someday soon. 

"Partridge Hill" was inspired from encountering wild Bamboo Partridges on my hiking trip in Taipei last year.

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"Body Painting" was inspired from a live sketching trip with a very talented artist Julia Kuo at Taipei Zoo.

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OC Fair

I was invited by the amazing team of OC fair visual arts department to curate a group exhibition. Thank you artists for putting so much efforts into the show during the busy convention season, and thank you staffs from the OC fair. You guys are awesome!

Please come by the Visual Art Building when you're visiting OC Fair, and check out all the fine works by artists Joey Chou, Jared Andrew Schorr, Ming Ong, Kehasuk, and Naoshi Sunae.

All arts at the special exhibition are for sell please email me or the individual artist listed for inquiries.
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OC Fair located  
88 Fair Drive - Costa Mesa, CA 92626
July 14 - August 13
Hours
Friday 12PM–12AM
Saturday 10AM–12AM
Sunday 10AM–12AM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12PM–12AM
Thursday 12PM–12AM

Thank you and enjoy the fair 

Drifter

Last year my first solo exhibition, “Two Together” was a tribute to my old dog’s passing. For fifteen years she was there with me since I immigrated to the States from Taiwan. I was very lucky to have her companionship. Soon after the exhibition I went back to visit Taiwan for the first time in ten years. I visited my family, old friends and then traveled around the island. Many things have changed but some stayed the same. It was a nostalgic moment.

This year my second solo exhibition, “Drifter“ is about a short narrative of the little guy’s journey on the river. He drifted from place to place, embraced the nature and making friends along the way. Hoping to find his roots or perhaps to start a new beginning. The narrative reflects to my experience from visiting Taiwan. It reminded me of my own journey to the states; moved from place to place in the past fifteen years.

I hope this exhibition can relate to your own experiences. I wish you will discover what you’re searching for on your current and future journey.        

Sunday Workshop

Come to the Sunday workshop this week on 5/1 at GR2 and I will teach you how to make one. Workshop begins at 1:00pm, I will be there till the gallery close for the day. You can see exhibition and enjoy the class. 

The workshop is free, however I'm hoping to raise funds for AIDS LifeCycle
June 5th - June 11th I will ride my bike 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to support the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, in the fight to end HIV/AIDS. Please donate to support my fundraise, thank you! 

Two Together

'... Shine! Shine! Shine! 
Pour down your warmth, great sun!
While we bask, we two together.
Two together! 
Day come white, or night come black,
Home, or rivers and mountains from home,
Singing all time, minding no time,
While we two keep together...
-Walt Whitman

'Out of the cradle endless rocking' it's about the poet's memory as a child in search of the mystery of life and death.
I titled the show 'Two Together' in memory of my old dog Nunu's passing. 
'Two Together' opening Saturday 4/16/16 at GR2

Small Worlds

SMALL WORLDS
August 15, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Opening Reception / Aug 15, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main StAlhambra, CA 91801 United States
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Three Artists Exhibition
Michelle Romos
Jared Andrew Shorr
Sean Chao

  "Sprinting"  P hoto giclee  prints available soon at Gallery Nucleus.  

"Sprinting" Photo giclee prints available soon at Gallery Nucleus.  

“In its tableau like form, the miniature is a world of arrested time; its stillness emphasizes the activity that is outside its borders. And this effect is reciprocal, for once we attend to the miniature world, the outside world stops and is lost to us.” 

- Susan Stewart, "On Longing"