Since moving to Los Angeles from Tel Aviv in the late 1990s, Elad Lassry has honed a highly conceptual approach to photography that involves treating images as sculptural objects. Archival film stills, vintage magazines, commercial catalogues, and textbooks are among the source materials that Lassry rephotographs and displays in frames of his own design, some of which he adorns with fabric constructions. This show of around eighty works from the past decade is co-curated by photographer Jeff Wall and Vancouver Art Gallery director Kathleen Bartels. A selection of drawings, sculptures, and films complements Lassry's photographs, and a performance program highlights the influence of modernist choreography on his practice.
Vancouver Art Gallery, through Oct. 1, 2017