Kaoru Soeno: A View
April 6 through May 6, 2013
971 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Soeno’s work focuses on bustling urban landscapes such as busy intersections, train stations and town squares. The public crowds are removed from the city and hung in isolation to be placed in a new context by the viewer. With melded shadows in black and white monotone, Soeno turns the large crowd of separate individuals into a connected form. Taken away from their errands, routines, and appointments, the familiar view of unfamiliar people gives an unspecified recognition of daily experience in the city.