Highlands Museum hosts ‘Taiwan Sublime’ photography exhibit

Published 10:08 am Monday, June 14, 2010

ASHLAND, Ky. — The exhibition showcases the works of four of Taiwan’s most radiant photographers, each artist an expert in his own photographic genre. The four have journeyed the length and breadth of Taiwan to generate a striking visual record.

Their composed work highlights both the natural splendor of Taiwan and the cultural magnificence which has evolved through its many religious, spiritual and artistic traditions.

Each series in the exhibition focuses on a particular theme and style.

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Chi Po- Lin’s work gives the viewer an eagle’s eye view of the spectacular Taiwanese scenery, with pictures taken from high altitudes — some from up to 14,000 feet.

Chen Chi-hsiung, a self-educated master well-known for his use of contour and texture, photographs the ways in which communities occupy and alter the landscape.

In contrast, Lui Chen-hsiang has devoted his work to capturing the magic of theatre, from conventional village amusement to sophisticated, hi-tech performance art.

Huang Ting-shen, meanwhile, has focused on the powerful and often packed world of Taiwan’s numerous religious rituals. His work gives the spectator an uncommon sight of sacred practices which are usually only available through print.

The photographs will be displayed in the Cecil Fannin Family Events & Exhibit Hall through the end of June.

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is located at 1620 Winchester Avenue. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and Mondays by appointment.

Admission is $5.50 for adults, and $4.50 for seniors, students and children. Members and children under 2 are free.

For more information, call (606) 329-8888, email at info@highlandsmuseum.com, or visit Web site at www.highlandsmuseum.com.