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303 Gallery is pleased to present our first exhibition of El ad Lassry's new work.

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What is the philosophical location of a pictu re? Working with images culled from advertising\, films\, illustrated magaz ines\, and commercial catalogues\, Lassry lifts them out of their original contexts\, alters them\, and radically destabilizes their function. He not only points to the processes of photographic production and reproduction (u nderscoring the idea that a picture de facto relates to other pictures)\, b ut also to the material attributes of the picture as an object. In his rigo rously formatted photographs\, which never exceed the dimensions of a magaz ine page or spread\, Lassry elaborates on the potential of a photograph to exist as a sculpture. Often displayed in frames that derive their saturated colors from the dominant hues in the pictures\, or more recently featuring pleated sheets of 4-ply silk affixed to the frame\, his works "stretch" th e concept of image-making. Taken as a whole\, Lassry's works create an arch ive of significations\, of images that critically investigate other images\ , which leads to more elastic ways of articulating representation.

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Over the last several years\, Lassry has distinguished himself as an outsta nding thinker and experimenter within the expanded field of contemporary ar t. Mining the relationship between traditional modes of analogue production and digital intervention within an unprecedented "blitz" of image prolifer ation\, Lassry has creatively reassessed what it means to make pictures in the post-photographic age. His image-driven\, interdisciplinary practice-in cluding photographs\, films\, sculptures\, performances and site-interventi ons-is positioned within an art historical genealogy that taps the readymad e\, post-appropriative practices\, structuralist filmmaking and relational modes of exhibition display.

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In 2014\, Lassry's work will be the su bject of a major exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningan in Rotterdam. Solo exhibitions devoted to his work have also been held at The Kitchen\, N ew York\; Kunsthalle Zurich\, Switzerland\; The Whitney Museum of American Art\, New York\; Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea\, Milan\; and the Contempo rary Art Museum\, St. Louis. Recent group exhibitions include "Film as Scul pture"\, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre\, Brussels\; "Beyond. International Curator Exhibition of Tallinn Month of Photography"\, KUMU Art Museum\, Tal linn\, Estonia\; "The Anxiety of Photography"\, Aspen Art Museum\; "Secret Societies. To Know\, To Dare\, To Will\, To Keep Silence"\, Schirn Kunsthal le Frankfurt and CAPC de Bordeaux\, "Time Again"\, SculptureCenter\, New Yo rk\; and "New Photography 2010"\, Museum of Modern Art\, New York. Lassry w as born in Tel Aviv in 1977\; he lives and works in Los Angeles.

DTEND:20131026 DTSTAMP:20140418T232100 DTSTART:20130912 GEO:40.7485947;-74.0041953 LOCATION:303 Gallery\,507 West 24th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Elad Lassry UID:287547 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR