Elad Lassry, ‘Untitled (Ring Toss)’, 2014, The Kitchen

Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York.

This 2014 piece by Elad Lassry is emblematic of the artist’s practice that he has described as “suspended between a sculpture and an image.” The central image depicts a series of rings and pins from a traditional ring toss game whose visage appears obscured by white paint, suggesting a layered summation of multiple encounters. This essentially virtual space is bounded by the frame, which—crafted as an extension of the image—carves out literal space for the object, here further weighted by two hanging copper pieces. The hybrid entity—object, still life, sculpture—prompts a reconsideration of how the relationship between object and image define the viewer’s perception. Lassry's landmark exhibition and performance work "Untitled (Presence)" appeared at The Kitchen in 2012.
Courtesy of The Kitchen

Unframed, dimensions variable. Unique.

Signature: Verso

Image rights: © The Artist, Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

About Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry has built his career around pictures, exploring, in his own images, their construction, consumption, and narrative sway. He sees pictures as objects, crafted to convey specific messages. Describing his work, comprised of photographs, prints, found images, films, and installations, color-saturated and full of flattened images, Lassry states: “My work started in the traditional form of photography—they were photographs, prints, or framed found images. But I think all along I was introducing a picture and asking for the image to open up and be looked at as an object.” Seductive and strange, his portraits, still lifes, and appropriated advertisements are never what they seem. Full of improbabilities—impossible space, double exposures, subtle blurring—they disrupt seamless viewing, challenging our passive intake of images to question how we see, and how we are shaped by what we see.

Israeli, b. 1977, Tel Aviv, Israel, based in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Solo Shows

frac île-de-france, 
Paris, France,
Elad Lassry

Group Shows

New York,
Sommer Contemporary Art, 
Tel Aviv Yafo,
Out of the Blue
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