Future, Artworks, Stations



Project Description

Soo Kim’s artwork concept for the station platform cuts and collages her photographs of the dense, urban topography along the Wilshire corridor with images she has captured throughout the world. Extending down the length of the train platform in porcelain enamel steel, her reimagined cityscape will reveal unexpected discoveries as transit users slow down and get lost in its details.

Artist Statement

“I activate my images by cutting away photographic material and revealing the surfaces beyond their immediate picture plane. The process of excision provides an antidote that is both hostile and sympathetic toward the type of reverie the images—left to themselves—might belie.”

About the Artist

Portrait of Soo Kim

Portrait of Soo Kim

SOO KIM (b. 1969, Seoul) creates intricately cut photographic work. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside, and Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts. She is a photography professor and program director, as well as the head of the Critic-in-Residence program at Otis College of Art and Design. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions internationally and is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is the recipient of Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award and a grant from the California Community Foundation. 

Locations: Wilshire/La Cienega