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b. 1977, Israel

Elad Lassry Biography

Elad Lassry creates or rediscovers images from a vast array of sources, redeploying them in a variety of media, including photography, film, drawing and sculpture. Despite the diversity of his approach, Lassry has developed one of the most distinctive visual idioms in contemporary art and a rigorously focussed practice that investigates the nature of our perception and the meaning of the contemporary image.

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Lassry describes his pictures, which are all exactly the same scale, as ‘something that’s suspended between a sculpture and an image’. The artist achieves this through a play of virtual and actual space. The image in each picture proposes a virtual space, while the frame, which is not a supplement to the image but an extension of it, carves out an actual space for the object to occupy. The images might be found – anything from a magazine snapshot to a Hollywood headshot – or photographed in studio conditions that reflect many of the concerns of traditional still life. Lassry then deploys the image as an ambiguous, free-floating signifier, which combines with the frame to create a new set of conditions. This hybrid entity becomes a kind of epistemological puzzle, engaging the viewer’s perceptual faculties. How does its objecthood affect our reading of the image? How does the subject matter of the image affect our perception of the object?

This disruptive play between image and object extends into his film and sculpture. In the 16mm film Zebra and Woman, the camera begins at the animal’s tail before panning across its striped hide, examining the nuances of colour and form as if it were a mid-century abstraction. Passing the animal’s head, the viewer is plunged, briefly, into blackness before the incongruous appearance of an attractive woman again dislocates the pictorial space. This set of conditions is typical of the artist’s concerns: close-looking, the indistinct space between abstraction and figuration, the combination of flatness and depth, all combining to examine how the mind reacts to different visual stimuli. Lassry brings this set of concerns to bear on a body of sculptural work based on cabinets that further explore a range of perceptual paradoxes. Produced on a scale that reflects the unchanging dimensions of his pictures, the cabinets look both utilitarian and ornamental, both a functional object and its representation.

Elad Lassry was born in Tel Aviv and he lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in many international exhibitions, including solo shows at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2010), Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland (2010) and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2009). Group exhibitions include the 54th Venice Biennale, International Pavilion, Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, The Photographers' Gallery, London, The Anxiety of Photography, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (all 2011), Sculpture Center, New York, ‘New Photography 2010’, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2010) and ‘Younger Than Jesus’, New Museum, New York, NY (2009).

Elad Lassry Featured Artworks

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Untitled (Assignment 96-8) by Elad Lassry contemporary artwork
Elad LassryUntitled (Assignment 96-8), 2018Archival pigment print, brass frame
51.8 x 41.4 cm (incl frame)
303 Gallery Enquire about this work
Collie (Beagle) by Elad Lassry contemporary artwork
Elad LassryCollie (Beagle), 2013Four foil on offset prints on paper in painted frames, painted metal poles, ceramic beads, ribbons
20 3/4 x 52 1/2 x 14 inches
303 Gallery Enquire about this work
Untitled (Station 1) by Elad Lassry contemporary artwork
Elad LassryUntitled (Station 1), 2018Carpet
55.9 x 83.8 x 41.9 cm
303 Gallery Enquire about this work
Untitled (Pod, Brown Floral, 3) by Elad Lassry contemporary artwork
Elad LassryUntitled (Pod, Brown Floral, 3), 2018Steel, cotton, polyester fibre
85.1 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm
303 Gallery Enquire about this work
Untitled (Assignment 96-6) by Elad Lassry contemporary artwork
Elad LassryUntitled (Assignment 96-6), 2018Archival pigment print, brass frame
51.8 x 41.4 cm (incl frame)
303 Gallery Enquire about this work
Untitled (Assignment 96-9) by Elad Lassry contemporary artwork
Elad LassryUntitled (Assignment 96-9), 2018Archival pigment print, brass frame
51.8 x 41.4 cm (incl frame)
303 Gallery Enquire about this work
Untitled (Assignment 96-17) by Elad Lassry contemporary artwork
Elad LassryUntitled (Assignment 96-17), 2018Archival pigment print, brass frame
51.8 x 41.4 cm (incl frame)
303 Gallery Enquire about this work
Untitled (Corals Grid) by Elad Lassry contemporary artwork
Elad LassryUntitled (Corals Grid), 2018Archival pigment print, aluminium frame
51.6 x 41.4 cm (incl frame)
303 Gallery Enquire about this work

Elad Lassry Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, 303 Gallery: 35 Years at 303 Gallery, New York
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18 July–16 August 2019 Group Exhibition 303 Gallery: 35 Years 303 Gallery, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Elad Lassry, Elad Lassry at 303 Gallery, New York
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1 March–6 April 2019 Elad Lassry 303 Gallery, New York

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Elad Lassry In Ocula Magazine

Dynamic Busan: More to see than just the sea Ocula Report Dynamic Busan: More to see than just the sea By Angela Suh, Busan

The second largest city in South Korea, with a population of 3.6 million, Busan is a thriving metropolis situated at the south eastern end of the Korean peninsula. As a port city, Busan has a rich history of cultural exchange and is nationally acknowledged for its regional cuisine and diverse scenery. Reflecting its motto, 'Dynamic...

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Elad Lassry In Related Press

Roots of Conceptual Art, Caught by a Camera’s Eye Related Press Roots of Conceptual Art, Caught by a Camera’s Eye 3 December 2015, The New York Times

Learning, like looking, takes time. It took until well into the 20 th century for photography to be fully accepted as art, longer for color work to make the cut. (People thought color belonged in advertising.) And it's only fairly recently, in the digital present, that hard lines separating photography from painting, sculpture and performance...

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Elad Lassry turns to sculpture, but still asks the same question Related Press Elad Lassry turns to sculpture, but still asks the same question 14 October 2015, Los Angeles Times

Sculpture is relatively new to Elad Lassry’s work, which to date has focused primarily on performance, film and photography. But six recent - and decidedly strange - examples are of a piece with his provocatively developing art. At David Kordansky Gallery, where the sculptures are shown with a dozen wall-works incorporating photographs,...

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Making photos, not taking them; the distinction in 'Perfect Likeness' Related Press Making photos, not taking them; the distinction in 'Perfect Likeness' 8 July 2015, LA Times

Last year a Silicon Valley researcher estimated that more than 1.5 billion new photographs are posted every day on just the larger social media platforms, such as Facebook, Reddit and Snapchat. A new exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum proposes that, in response to this visually numbing fact, a distinctive strain of photography has slowly...

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