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Jonathan Ehrenberg in conversation with Lucas Blalock

  • Big Room 120 @ SVA MFA Photo, Video and Related Media 214 East 21st Street New York, NY 10010 USA (map)

Join us as faculty member and artist, Lucas Blalock, will be in conversation with artist Jonathan Ehrenberg about his work.

Jonathan Ehrenberg’s work explores how we experience reality as a construct, a seemingly coherent world we piece together from sensory information and images we see internally—memories, fantasies, and associations. Ehrenberg received a BA from Brown University, and an MFA from Yale. His work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, SculptureCenter, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (New York), LAXART (Los Angeles), David Castillo (Miami), Futura Center (Prague), and Galeria Espacio Minimo (Madrid). His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Art in America, and he has participated in residencies at LMCC Workspace, Harvestworks, Islip, Skowhegan, Triangle, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Glenfiddich in Scotland.

Lucas Blalock’s work engages the ways that falseness or evident mechanics in photographs can bring both the picture and the pictured into sharper focus. He pursues this through a variety of overlapping strategies (often involving Photoshop) that alienate the “natural” view generally associated with photographic pictures. Blalock’s work employs an expanded notion of the photography to consider a world that is ever more inhabited by the plasticities of the virtual.

Blalock’s pictures have been included in recent exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has made a number of artist books including Towards a Warm Math (Hassla, 2011), Windows Mirrors Tabletops (Morel, 2013), Inside the White Cub (Peradam, 2014) and Making Memeries (SPBH, 2016). Blalock is also active as a writer and has published interviews and essays in a number of periodicals including IMA, Aperture, Foam, Mousse, and Objectiv. Lucas Blalock was born in 1978 in Asheville, North Carolina and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited so please RSVP here