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Seven Star Warehouse | 七星倉

布萊恩.莫藍菲個展 | Brian Molanphy Solo Exhibition

Cloud Forest Collective – Exhibition

In the summer of 2023, Brian Molanphy participated in a residency program at Cloud Forest Ceramics. where he quietly crafted a series of works inspired by teapots, pitchers, cups, and tea canisters while sipping tea. Upon his return to Taiwan, he revisits this creative journey through the exhibition「七星倉 Seven Star Warehouse」 capturing the essence of that summer through his artistry.

The most palpable change from 2023 exhibitions to 2024 exhibitions is the size of the artworks—increased from easily held in hand up to a whole embrace. The color palette broadened and intensified thanks to the CFC 2023 residency. Most notable is the redoubled expanse of forms, all the while doubling down on attention to surface. Credit is due to the rich environments in Taiwan—especially in the splendid Yangmingshan studio in the mountains above downtown Taipei. 

藝術家自述 / Artist statement:

我時常思索,我們究竟是如何塑造、賦予形式,又是如何傳遞信息的呢?

我以製作容器為媒介,透過創造與覆蓋空間,深入探索物間的靈動與包容。我力圖創作能夠經得起頻繁移動的藝術品,無論是在物理層面的遷徙,還是在存在層面的轉變。
容器的出口與入口、在牆上或地板上,無論大小,都因我的自我回歸與離合而變得更加凸顯。相較於為某個特定場域而設計藝術品,我更傾向於以開放並連續的創作元素,讓作品能夠自如地適應於不同的環境。
我依靠陰影來編排個體形態,同時也依靠陰影來編織形式與系列之間的關係。陰影柔軟而可塑,往往緊接於光與形式之前。然而,傳統上將其視為次要,在痕跡與記憶中,陰影卻能賦予形式與身份更加深遠的意義。詩歌為我的作品提供了一個回憶、表現和重塑記憶的途徑。

I treat the problem, how do we form, give form, and inform?

I make containers to explore access and reception through place and cover. I seek to produce artworks that withstand frequent displacement, ontological as well as physical. The primacy of entrance and exit in the container, large or small, on the wall or on the floor, is enhanced by my own circuit of departure and return. Instead of designing art for a particular place, I adapt my open-ended series of repeated elements to various places.
I rely on shadows for composition of individual forms as well as for connection between forms or series. Shadows are plastic and typically penultimate to light and form. However their conventional secondary status may be seen as giving primary definition to form or identity through trace and memory. Poetry provides my projects with models of recollection, representation, and reliving of memory.

Ceramic Art Studio in Taipei 位於台北的陶藝創作空間 https://tinybot.cc/cloudforestcollective/

https://www.facebook.com/cloudforestcollective

Duration 2024.6.1 (Sat.) – 2024.7.21(Sun.)
11am – 5pm (週一、二公休 Mondays and Tuesdays closed)
Cloud Forest Collective 雲森陶陶工作室
台北市士林區凱旋路27號 No.27, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City

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