“The Forest of Microscopy” ― a solo exhibition featuring jewelry installations by Wu Ching-chih (吳竟銍) ― will be held as part of the events celebrating the opening of Wu’s CC Gallery in New Taipei City.
The 27-year-old award-winning handicraft artist has received extensive acclaim in Taiwan and from the U.S., Europe, and Japan. His solo exhibition will run from Aug. 5 through Sept. 13, followed by an opening party on Aug. 22.
Taken from Wu’s first name, the double capital C in the gallery’s name also refers to “contemporary crafts” as its main theme. The gallery is a multifunctional studio that offers exhibition space, teaching sessions, and lectures on arts. Wu aims to support the artworks of young artists and incorporate art into daily life.
Wu, a graduate of the National Taiwan University of Arts, has received numerous awards. In 2013, he won the first prize from the International Biennale of Enamell Art Vilnius, followed by 2 first prizes in Japan and Milan in 2014. This year, he won the first prize from the International Cloisonne Jewelry Contest for the accessories category.
Wu encourages artists to be innovative and diverse during the creative process. He also helps to boost the visibility of Taiwanese young artists on the national and international scenes by organizing exhibitions on their artworks, handmade accessories, crafts, paintings, and sculptures since the opening of his gallery.
Specializing in enamel art, Wu also helped establish Taiwan’s National Enamel Arts Association (中華琺瑯藝術協會). To promote more emerging artists, Wu will donate 10% of his gallery’s revenue to fund the association. Furthermore, 3 to 5 young artists will be chosen on a regular basis to showcase their works at the CC Gallery.