Untitled (555 Broadway / where every step in New York leads: a hallway, a lobby, a stairwell)

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January 08 – March 01, 2008

Artist: Seldon Yuan

In Untitled (555 Broadway / where every step in New York leads: a hallway, a lobby, a stairwell), Seldon Yuan¡Çs site-specific video projection dissects and conflates time and reality through several vignettes of multiple perspectives of the lobby of 555 Broadway, the site of the exhibit. Through the redundancy of projecting a video of a space onto itself he creates illusions of actions and simultaneous events that appear to occur in the present because of near life size projections, but, in fact, are only documents of the past. Located within these ideas are conceptions of the self relative to the omnipresent, oppressive, and cold transient lobbies and hallways that lead us to work, appointments, meetings, and errands.

Seldon Yuan is a visual artist and poet who is currently a Hunter MFA Visual Arts candidate. His work has been exhibited widely both in and out of New York City including Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, RARE Gallery, and the Detroit Museum of New Art among many other locations. He has written one volume of poetry entitled morning, afternoon, evenings and has had poems published in various periodicals including most recently Nomadic Underground Tuber Systems. Seldon lives and works in New York City.