William Seeto

GCAS was pleased to present a new project by acclaimed site-specific sculptor William Seeto and was accompanied with this publication. Seeto, who has shown his perceptual constructed environments extensively throughout Australia and internationally, created a new work for his solo exhibition at GCAS.

For Da Capo senza repetizione , Seeto created a site-specific construction that re-examines and augments Carl Andre’s theory of ‘sculpture as structure’. Seeto describes his artworks as constructed, architecture-based perceptual environments that examine and work with existing architectural space. His work is often minimal and at times ephemeral, and yet deals with perception through the mediated displacements of light and space.

For his work at GCAS he employed exposed timber stud-wall frames that occupy the space and limit movement and yet allow for a transparency that adds to the viewing experience. The work allows for multiple views and different perspectives that are compounded by mirrored-glass window apertures that create reflections and interventions resulting in perceptual disorientation. This work, like many of Seeto’s large-scale constructions, enabled the viewer to focus back on their own sensibilities, drawing their attention to the sensory processes of acquiring and interpreting information on a visceral, as well as intellectual level.

William Seeto completed a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts – University of Sydney, researching the role sensory perception plays in our understanding of visual and kinaesthetic observations of light and space. The exhibition coincides with an artist’s monograph, published by the artist and Artspace titled Thingness of Light: The Work of William Seeto, with text by Adam Geczy, that documents two decades of installation work based upon the investigation of light and space.

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