eat, shit, die

January 7 - February 4, 2006
Selected Works Thumbnail View
Lazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (making something contemporary), 2004 Archival inkjet print 16 x 23 inchesLazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (making something contemporary), 2004 Archival inkjet print 16 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason
Self Portrait as an Artist (making something contemporary), 2004
Archival inkjet print
16 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (as grandson / her wallpaper), 2004 Archival inkjet print 17 x 23 inchesLazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (as grandson / her wallpaper), 2004 Archival inkjet print 17 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason
Self Portrait as an Artist (as grandson / her wallpaper), 2004
Archival inkjet print
17 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (Burning down the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois), 2004 Archival inkjet print 17 x 23 inchesLazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (Burning down the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois), 2004 Archival inkjet print 17 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason
Self Portrait as an Artist (Burning down the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois), 2004
Archival inkjet print
17 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (Visiting the Mary Boone Gallery, NYC), 2004 Archival inkjet print 17 x 23 inchesLazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (Visiting the Mary Boone Gallery, NYC), 2004 Archival inkjet print 17 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason
Self Portrait as an Artist (Visiting the Mary Boone Gallery, NYC), 2004
Archival inkjet print
17 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (on vacation), 2004 Archival inkjet print 17 x 23 inchesLazarus, Jason Self Portrait as an Artist (on vacation), 2004 Archival inkjet print 17 x 23 inches

Lazarus, Jason
Self Portrait as an Artist (on vacation), 2004
Archival inkjet print
17 x 23 inches

Grubstein, Marc Happy Face, 2005 Chromogenic print 31 x 41 inchesGrubstein, Marc Happy Face, 2005 Chromogenic print 31 x 41 inches

Grubstein, Marc
Happy Face, 2005
Chromogenic print
31 x 41 inches

Grubstein, Marc Moldy Hotdogs, 2005 Chromogenic print 41 x 31 inchesGrubstein, Marc Moldy Hotdogs, 2005 Chromogenic print 41 x 31 inches

Grubstein, Marc
Moldy Hotdogs, 2005
Chromogenic print
41 x 31 inches

Grubstein, Marc Crab Crucifixion, 2001 Chromogenic print 38 x 48 inchesGrubstein, Marc Crab Crucifixion, 2001 Chromogenic print 38 x 48 inches

Grubstein, Marc
Crab Crucifixion, 2001
Chromogenic print
38 x 48 inches

Grubstein, Marc Dinner with Magritte, 2005 Chromogenic print 31 x 41 inchesGrubstein, Marc Dinner with Magritte, 2005 Chromogenic print 31 x 41 inches

Grubstein, Marc
Dinner with Magritte, 2005
Chromogenic print
31 x 41 inches

Grubstein, Marc Pizza Puke, 2001 Chromogenic print 38 x 50 inchesGrubstein, Marc Pizza Puke, 2001 Chromogenic print 38 x 50 inches

Grubstein, Marc
Pizza Puke, 2001
Chromogenic print
38 x 50 inches

Grubstein, Marc Purple Milkshake, 2005 Chromogenic print 31 x 41 inchesGrubstein, Marc Purple Milkshake, 2005 Chromogenic print 31 x 41 inches

Grubstein, Marc
Purple Milkshake, 2005
Chromogenic print
31 x 41 inches

Freed, Leonard Shit, 1969 Gelatin silver prints with China Marker, printed c. 1969 11 x 14 inchesFreed, Leonard Shit, 1969 Gelatin silver prints with China Marker, printed c. 1969 11 x 14 inches

Freed, Leonard
Shit, 1969
Gelatin silver prints with China Marker, printed c. 1969
11 x 14 inches

Freed, Leonard Shit, 1969 Gelatin silver prints with China Marker, printed c. 1969 11 x 14 inchesFreed, Leonard Shit, 1969 Gelatin silver prints with China Marker, printed c. 1969 11 x 14 inches

Freed, Leonard
Shit, 1969
Gelatin silver prints with China Marker, printed c. 1969
11 x 14 inches

Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery presents three photographers who share an audacious pathology in absurdly commenting on society and their own mortality.

 

Marc Grubstein is a New York based photographer and performance artist known for his exploration of spirited works and a debauched humor of uncompromising grotesqueness.

 

Grubstein includes five recent pictures related to his fascination with foods’ transformation from aesthetic and tasteful pleasure to its post-digestive by-product. Grubsteins’ photos are bizarre psychological commentaries on decay and biological subversions of process art.

 

Leonard Freed known for his work during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s presents 18 photographs created in 1969 focusing on one’s daily cycle and the fornication of lovers.  

 

Commenting on his own work in 1972 Freed said:

 

I wanted to force the viewer to make an active decision whether to approach photographs as subject matter or design. By confronting totally unexpected subject matter, presented as well done graphics, the viewer is shocked out of the usual passivity.

                                  Village Voice, March 16, 1972.

 

Jason Lazarus’ Self-Portrait as an Artist series are smart and cleverly conceived fictionalized moments that are part truthful documents and part fabrications. Lazarus sabotages the myth of the artist, the inception of creativity, the business and trappings of culture, while portraying himself as unlikely seducer, slacker, savant, rebellious cultural pundit, art tastemaker, and prognosticator. In such outrageous depictions, he simultaneously confirms and disrupts our romanticism of the artist while confronting his own vulnerabilities about his own personal history and legacy.