Charles Yuen

Between Here and Now
July 30, 2022   -   August 28, 2022

Infused with hope and loss, Charles Yuen’s paintings report on the weathered conditions of our humanness. Rich in metaphor and allusion Yuen’s restless eye belies a stillness grounded in compassion.

As John Yau writes, “Relying on an ever-expanding vocabulary culled from a wide range of sources, including Asian art, Persian miniatures, ornithology, cartoons, scientific diagrams, Op Art, and outsider art, Yuen assembles what I have come to think of as visual ideograms, complex possibilities whose ambiguous meanings reverberate” (Hyperallergic, 2020). 

This is Charles Yuen’s second solo show with Pamela Salisbury Gallery. His extensive exhibition history includes The Brooklyn Museum of Art; Elizabeth Harris Gallery; The Asian American Arts Center; Artists Space; The Newark Museum, The New Museum, among others. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellow, 2018; the Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 2011; and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2006. Reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Art Critical, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and numerous other publications.