The Cube / Metal x Stone Sculpture Exhibition
Time/ Date: 9:00-17:00 every day, July 1- Sept. 23, 2017
Venue: First Planning Office, Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum
It has been more than twenty years since Hualien Stone Sculpture Association was founded. Thanks to the silent efforts of these sculptors as well as the emphasis and support of the local government, the art of stone sculpture has seemingly become the golden signboard of Hualien cultural characteristics. During those years, the sculptors in the association were so enthusiastic over annealing skills with each other and constantly striving for perfection so that they got glorious achievement in private collection, public arts creation in public places and domestic & oversea creation camps. They also pushed the stone sculpture art in Taiwan into international stage.
The association is invited again to jointly exhibit their members’ stone works in the first exhibition room this time. In order to be different from former exhibitions, we definitize the purpose of this joint exhibition for exchanging design ideas among the members, and require them to leap over their usual patterns of creation with a flavor of witticism and pastime in the stonework, or even better to create a brand-new work for this exhibition only. What we prefer is still stonework, while metal work is only a second banana. This is a tiny adventure, defining the metals within a block which mostly is still a rock, but when the two elements are combined, there would surely be some designing connotation in it with a mood of leisure and fun, which infuses some unprecedented fun into stone sculptural creation and makes a brand-new exhibitive feature.