Photographs by Elad Lassry.
96 pp., 43 color illustrations, 9x10".
The photographs, films and sculptures of Los Angeles-based artist Elad Lassry (born 1977) take multiple points of departure: the ultra-saturated imagery of commercial advertising, the seductive rhetoric of retail and the clean production of the film still. Lassry purposefully blurs distinctions between genres, media and sources, confronting our habits of processing and consuming of images. His radical blend of high and low, staged and appropriated, unique and mass-produced, leaves the viewer in a bewitched state of doubt as to the proper function of his work. Questioning origin, authorship and intentionality, Lassry’s disquieting compositions nonetheless glow with sensual, mesmerizing appeal. This catalogue is published for Lassry’s first solo exhibition at Luhring Augustine in New York, and includes 43 color images of both photographs as well as documentation of the 35mm film included in that exhibition.