Photographs by Elad Lassry.
White Cube, 2013. 72 pp., 28 color illustrations, 9½x13".
Over the past few years, through photographs, films and sculpture, as well as interventions in the gallery space, Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry (born 1977) has developed a reputation for the wit and rigor of his investigations into how we perceive and conceive pictures. Published to accompany a show at White Cube Hong Kong, this elegant volume presents his latest body of work, made in 2012, which comprises pictures, sculptures and a drawing, as well as bizarre hybrid objects that consciously and intelligently question distinctions between media. For Lassry, the act of looking, whether at a unique artwork, human face or generic coffee cup, is always a picture-making process. His latest work provokes tensions between embodied experience and the abstract thought evoked by that experience.