Interested in the details and growth of our environments, Sze Tsung Leong's ongoing project, Horizons, takes this New York based photographer around the world. Capturing photographs of big cities, small towns, mountains and roads, Leong's wide color shots at Yossi Milo Gallery, are breathtaking views of the horizon line against many backdrops from around the world. Although each image is very unique according to the style and culture of its location, moving from the hills of Iceland to the houses of Mexico, the horizon line is the constant visual piece that connects all of these places, photographs and ultimately, the people who inhabit these spaces. The expansive images make the world seem endless but the places appear much closer than they actually are because of the symmetry the line brings to the background of the shots. Leong uses this common thread to bring the images together and examine the possible relationships between different environments that will shift and change but always share this constant element. Leong began this project in 2001 and first debuted it at the gallery in 2008. This is Leong's fourth solo show at Yossi Milo. This show coincides with the release of Leong's book Horizons, featuring his photographs and essays.
The show runs through June 28.
Text by Amanda Everich.
Photos from the opening by Lena Vassiliou.