Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sze Tsung Leong: Horizons & The Authority of Beauty

Sze Tsung Leong's project Horizons is meditation on the vast and varied landscapes found in disparate parts of the world. His panoramic images, although often geographically dissimilar, are linked through a continuous horizon line that when viewed as a whole creates visual and thematic relationships between differing images.

For anyone in the New York area, Horizons will be opening at Yossi Milo on April 3rd.

April 3, 2008–May 17, 2008
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, April 3, 2008, 6:00–8:00 pm

Also, for anyone interested in issues surrounding urban renewal or gentrification, Leong's essay The Authority of Beauty is a powerful and articulate examination of China's expansive urbanization. He discusses the erasure of cultural and architectural history that has taken place as a result of this wide-spread campaign of overdevelopment.

Dead Sea II, 2007

Image © Sze Tsung Leong