FROM THEN TO NOW
August 13th, 2020 — September 18th , 2020
This exhibition is by appointment only
131 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
SFA Projects is proud to present FROM THEN TO NOW a one-person exhibition of work by Jason Yung.
The exhibition presents three distinct bodies of work by the artist that form a chronology of his light-based practice. “I have always associated my light work with broader metaphysical and philosophical threads. For me light is a metaphor for something greater,” says Yung, “the more I work with light, the more I see in the light.”
Jason Yung is a Brooklyn-based Canadian new media artist working primarily in light, using LEDs. In his light work, Yung aims to bring the visual principles of traditional painting into the 21st century by utilizing LED light as a painting medium. To this end, Yung established Bushwick Lightbox, a platform to showcase this new kind of light art to the public through pop-up street shows. Art is Yung’s second career. Previously, he was a Canadian diplomat. His experiences serving in the Afghan war led to his career change to art. Yung has strong interests in psychology, philosophy and spirituality, which is at the root of all his esthetic expression. Yung graduated from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2019.