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Jason Lazarus

20110501085304-19__5 Our Origins   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Jason Lazarus, Aspen Mays, Alison Ruttan at Museum of Contemporary Photography July 29th, 2011 - October 16th, 2011
Posted 8/22/11

If there was one thing that “Our Origins” lacked, it certainly wasn’t ambition.  Confronting the big human questions within the curatorial statement, like “Where do we come from?” among others, Curatorial Assistant Allison Grant was not afraid to take on the most difficult questions.  The resulting exhibition was far-flung, with “Our Origins” coming to mean both human origins and the cosmic origins of the Earth.  The exhibition proved to be at its best when focusing on human origins and it is t... [more]

20110627154603-cps_hanginthere Curation as Art as Medium, Again   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Joan of Arc, Blue Ribbon Glee Club, Aleks and the Drummer., Ken Fandell, Paint FX, Mahjongg, Rachel Mason, Industry of the Ordinary, Thank You Rosekind, Jan Tichy, Wendy White at Co-Prosperity Sphere June 17th, 2011 - July 2nd, 2011
Posted 6/27/11

For being an exhibition themed around motivation and perseverance, I left feeling down from “Hang In There,” a show currently on view at Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere and curated by photographer and conceptual artist Jason Lazarus. While I trust that Lazarus’ own motivations were in the right place, the show itself hung as an explosion of labor and positivity toward no discernible end. Here were forty-five artists exhibiting works of all sorts, each expressing or reflecting their own commit... [more]

Lazarus_sm Gen-X Idealism in Jaded Form: Lazarus, Strauss and Plöger   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Jason Lazarus, Wolfgang Plöger, Zoe Strauss at The Art Institute of Chicago September 19th, 2009 - January 24th, 2010
Posted 12/14/09

On a snowy Wednesday afternoon in December, I visited the Art Institute to find refuge from the cold and the particular emotional sustenance derived from photography. What I found was an exhibition of new works by three emerging photographers -- Jason Lazarus, Zoe Strauss and Wolfgang Plöger -- that turned out to be the exact opposite of the title given to their collective show. "On The Scene" examines life at the periphery, not "the scene" of society, and in the spirit of the Gen-X identity of t... [more]

Interview with Jason Lazarus  

Chicago, Mar. 2009-- The deadpan images of photographer Jason Lazarus belie their seeming simplicity with investigations into the complexities of American life, frequently with a distinct Chicago accent.  Lazarus received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College in 2003 and started exhibiting work immediately.  He is represented by Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago and Kaune-Sudendorf in Cologne, Germany.  Currently, his work is included in the acclaimed exhibition "Black is, Black ain't" on view at... [more]

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