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Elad Lassry’s Cityscapes @ PAC

August 31, 2012

Elad Lassry, Cityscape, 2009, offset print on metal,Courtesy private gallery

PAC stays for Contemporary Art Pavillion (Padiglione di Arte Contemporanea) of the Villa Reale. It is one of the most significant works by Ignazio Gardella and, as most architectural and art masterpieces in Milan, it is well hidden in the urban fabric, carved between the Villa Reale and its romantic garden.

The regular glazed facade of PAC with its sliding iron grids and iridescent clinker ceramics is visible only from the garden, well guarded by the Seven Wise Men by Fausto Melotti and a newcomer dog (smiling).

Elad Lassry’s works select, mix and returns materials of photography, video, movies, sculpture. I am interested about his exhibition by the intriguing still life meat, milk bottle and eggs reproduced on the posters around the city.

Elad Lassry, Short Ribs, Eggs, 2012, C-print, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo

All works in the exhibition are small format photographs framed and re-processed with mix techniques. Many of them have a feature colour (red, green, blue etc) and work as a three-dimensional exhibit.

Elad Lassry, Woman (Green Bow), 2012, C-print, Courtesy Massimo de Carlo

Elad Lassry, Four Braids (Blue), 2012, C-print, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo

Elad Lassry, Three Men, 201, C-print, Courtesy Artist e White Cube

There are also three 16mm mute colour films running in loop on modified projectors.

Elad Lassry, Untitled (Passacaglia), 2010, Super 16 mm mute film, 15:27 minutes, Courtesy Massimo De Carlo

And last but not least, in the gallery facing the glazing to the garden, a series of pictures from a shooting of Anthony Perkins with guitar!

The cityscape is origin and destination of Lassry’s inventory of icons.

Elad Lassry, Cityscape, 2009, offset print on metal,Courtesy private gallery

Professional pictures are from Studio Pesci where you can also download the critical text of the exhibition’s curator Alessandro Rabottini.

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