Jason Lahr “Electric Funeral”
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The Painting Center presents Jason Lahr’s solo exhibition, Electric Funeral in the project room. This exhibition features recent paintings on shaped panels. Utilizing brief texts which he writes and images appropriated from popular and subcultural points of reference, the paintings draw from narrative theory, contemporary and postmodern fiction, semiotics, feminism, and film theory to explore the formation and shaping of working class masculine identity through mass culture. The work utilizes a wide range of painting languages and culturally derived visual vocabularies to address the issue of gender, and more broadly the expectations and assumptions that are implicit within a socially configured identity bound by class.
The visual language of digital culture–derived from video games, early computer imaging, and .jpg glitches–is combined with traditional painting techniques and references to illustration, print media, and graphic design, to create an intertextual network that addresses the articulation of masculinity manifested in Generation X. Electric Funeral is accompanied by a full-color catalog with an essay by noted Canadian painter and critic John Kissick.
from March 28, 2017 to April 22, 2017
Opening Reception on 2017-03-30 from 18:00 to 20:00