New Limited-Edition Photograph by Jason Lazarus
Untitled © Jason Lazarus
We are excited to introduce this limited-edition print, Untitled by Jason Lazarus to our collecting audience. The photograph is drawn from the ongoing series 2004-present, in which Lazarus utilizes the conceptual self-portrait as a mode of personal and cultural investigation. Whether personally, politically, or culturally oriented, the photographic works are consistently tied back to the artist’s insistence on using contemporary photography as a conceptual parameter with which to investigate. The sometimes visually disparate results beckon the viewer to actively navigate the place where, conceptually, the images coalesce. This place is not only filled with the personal and the public, but an uncertainty that seeks to empathize with an audience in the predicament of the same-shared world.
Lazarus collaborated with Aperture earlier this year on his Too Hard To Keep photo archive. Visitors were encouraged to bring in sentimental photographs that were too hard to keep, but too meaningful to destroy. In addition to being added to the project’s ongoing blog, an installation of the images was on view at Aperture Gallery, and was also part of a group exhibition at the Queens Museum of Art.
Jason Lazarus (b.1975) received his MFA in Photography in 2003 and has actively exhibited around the country and abroad while teaching photography part-time at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Notable honors include an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship award, 2009; the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award, Emerging Artist, 2008; and the Emerging Artist Artadia Grant in 2006. Jason’s work can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Bank of America LaSalle Photography collection among many others.