Seldon Yuan

Premiere DateJun 20, 2017
00:00 Introduction
00:34 Seldon Yuan
01:45 Waiting All We Are
06:05 Poetry
09:31 Messages
13:09 Behind the brush
16:32 78 years, the average American life
18:35 Time
22:15 Current Work
26:03 It Changes Amber Arcades
29:37 Finish

Seldon Yuan is a NY-based artist who received his BHA from Carnegie Mellon University and his MFA from Hunter College. He has published a book of poetry entitled “morning, afternoon, evenings” and performed his poetry across the US and Paris. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally in various galleries and venues including the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Arario Gallery, Rare Gallery, La Generale in Paris, Gallerie 69 in Oslo, Norway, Around Space in Shanghai and the Museum of New Art in Detroit. He has completed residencies at Chashama North, Bowery Poetry Club, and Naropa University. He has completed a commission for Socrates Sculpture Park in New York for their Emerging Artist Fellowship and was included in the 2013 Bronx Museum of Art AIM Biennial.

All images courtesy of the artist

Untitled (yes), 2016, Ink on paper. 50×38 inches.

Untitled (so sorry), 2016, Ink on paper. 50×38 inches.

Untitled (everything is fine), 2016, Ink on paper. 50×38 inches.

Behind the brush 2006, mirror and cut paper, 35 x 35 x 4 inches

Text reads:

behind the brush  we could not have seen one

another  then was only sky

we had to leave  wondering

among other things  where

birds came from  where birds go to

camouflaged by our leaving

thoughts  we saw only ourselves

alone  envying stones  we were saddened

by logs as arms cradled down

back  until our branches touched

by chance  there was never chance

we are trees  we have always been together

Untitled (clock, towel) 2015, embroidered towel.

78 years, the average American Life

Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable

Conceived as a meditation on time and its linear and non-linear aspects, the numbers one through twelve are cut into a live plant in a circle to resemble a clock while the two flowering stems resemble a clock’s hour and minute hands. As the leaves move in accordance to the position of the sun, so does the order of the hours.

Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable

Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable

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