Elad Lassry is an Israeli-American photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Although a few decades removed, Lassry shares a close affinity to the Pictures Generation in that he obsesses over the image as an object—readily available and manipulated in narrative ways that question authenticity and authorship. His pictures-cum-objects evidence contours, protrusions, and technical uncertainties (e.g., double exposures) that engender pause, disrupting the cultural conditions around photography, prints, and found images. At the same time, there is a commercial photography aesthetic to Lassry’s work that makes it, at a glance, accessible. The exhibition, Untitled (Presence), curated by Tim Griffin, was Lassry’s first involvement with The Kitchen.
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