Tuesday, August 31, 2010

solo exhibition, first installation of TOO HARD TO KEEP


The Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery
Too Hard to Keep, September 3—October 9, 2010
Artist Jason Lazarus
Curated by Anne Harris
Reception: Sunday, September 12, 3:00-6:00 pm.

The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to present the inaugural exhibition of
Jason Lazarus’s photo archive "Too Hard to Keep," a repository for
photographs both too painful to keep and too meaningful to destroy. This
on-going and expanding project will be displayed in two parts: an installation
of photographs from the archive and a “drop box.” Anyone can add to the
archive by depositing pictures in this box.

Jason's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with solo
exhibitions at such venues as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Spertus
Institute, Kaune Sudendorf Gallery in Cologne, Germany; Das Weisse Haus,
Austria; and D3 projects, Los Angeles.


Riverside Arts Center
Freeark Gallery
32 E. Quincy Rd, Riverside, IL 60546
708 442-6400
Hours: Tues., Wed., Sat. 1-5 pm, Fri. 4-8 pm

If you have questions regarding the show please contact Anne Harris at

If you have questions regarding the Riverside Arts Center please visit
their website or call 708 442 6400.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

introducing 200 prints / $50 each

Print Sale

I am introducing a new piece in an edition of 200 for $50...

I am raising funds for the production of a number of large pieces for exhibitions in the upcoming year.  One highlight in particular is a solo exhibition at Illinois State University, with an accompanying catalogue.  The program at ISU is remarkable--in the last few years have hosted solo exhibitions from Allan Sekula, Siebren Versteeg, Jim Lutes, Michelle Grabner, Stephanie Brooks, Julia Fish, Oliver Herring, and Tony Tasset among others.
The attached image "Untitled" was made in June, 2010.  The photograph is 11x14" (image area 7.2x10" with a white border).  The text on the banner is Walter Benjamin quoting Paul Valery at the beginning of his canonical 1935 essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."  The banner was originally installed outside for a week at the Harold Residency in Chesterhill, Ohio.  This past summer I documented the banner while in residency at Ox-Bow.


A larger version of this piece is attached for closer viewing. 
Other work, bio, upcoming exhibitions, and cv information can be found at:

Orders will be taken via paypal
(you do not need to have a paypal account to pay via this service)...

please click below to purchase!

After purchasing, I can send a receipt and an email indicating which edition number(s) you have secured. 

Thanks in advance and please pass this along to anyone you feel may be interested.
Best, Jason