"Abstract Stone Figures” will be open to the public at the Chung-shan Gallery of the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall from Feb. 14 through March 2.
This exhibition features renowned artist Wu Jen-fa's (吳振發) stone sculptures, which all utilize semi-precious stones from Taiwan, including the brown-veined onyx from Fangshan, Pingtung; dragon-bone jade from Liugui District, Kaohsiung City; and river marble from Shueili Township, Nantou County.
Wu's abstract style presents simple characters from different walks of life with his unique "hollow carving” skills. The minimum use of stone, and the ample execution of hollowed-out forms, have helped to transform ordinary, common stones into vibrant, compelling works of art.
Before devoting himself to the chisel, Wu collected stones as a hobby for many years; therefore, he is very familiar with the myriad of stones found across Taiwan.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall or contact the Memorial Hall's front desk at (02) 2758-8008 Ext. #545 or #546.