NEW YORK—Lombard Freid Projects is presenting an installation with “tactile” elements that complement five videos produced by Nina Yuen. “The School,” “Juanita,” “David,” “Mr. President” and “Heather, Who” are engaging, stream-of-consciousness works with a dream-like aesthetic. “The School” is both the name of the exhibit and the title of one of the imaginative videos which were all made within the last two years. According to the gallery, the videos “grapple with universally complex themes of memory, childhood, rites of passage and loss while playing with the dichotomy between fantasy and tangibility. Through a diaristic series of events and original voice, these familiar themes are reexamined as Yuen narrates the short films using a varied collection of found texts and original material.”
A native of Hawaii, Yuen is based in New Jersey. “The School” is on view from April 19 to May 26, 2012.
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