In his exhibition titled 'Untitled (Presence)', Lassry will present photographs and a performance featuring ten dancers from the American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet.
If decades ago a generation of artists suggested that we necessarily see the world through the pictures made of it, Lassry here takes such a proposition as a starting point for an expansion of the concept on stage, flattening perspectival depth through the super-saturated colors and bright, even lighting used in his pictures. To similar effect in the gallery, the artist deploys a system of walls with apertures designed to render space pictorial, prompting audiences to be newly aware of the intrinsic mediation of perception today and, possibly, to “reset” our ways of seeing.
'Elad Lassry: Untitled Presence'
512 West 19th Street
+1 (212) 255-5793
Tuesday - Friday: 10-6pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
7 September - 20 October 2012
Photo: Fredrik Nilsen