sounds and things

sounds and things is a presentation of approximately 25 works. Forming the focal point of this exhibition are the images created by Omori between 2012 and 2013 while keeping in mind those things and events that do not directly appear in photographs. The artist’s more recent series have been taken at specific locations within relatively short spans of time. STARS AND STRIPES was captured in New York during a public viewing of President Obama’s inauguration ceremony and Everything happens for the first time was produced in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. However, the photographs introduced here were taken gradually over a more relaxed timeframe in a variety of locations. They feature outdoor scenes, interior spaces, the individuals Omori encountered throughout his travels, as well as commonplace objects seen in daily life. Although the images seem to be discrete, all of them are connected through Omori’s perspective and each is labeled with titles, places, and dates that suggest the unfolding of a narrative.