Jason Lazarus: Public_Public_Address
Jason Lazarus is an artist exploring vision and visibility. His work includes a range of fluid methodologies: original, found and appropriated images, text-as-image, animated GIFs, photo-derived sculptures made collaboratively with the public, pigment-inks-as-image, live archives, LED light images, and public submission repositories among others. This expanded photographic practice seeks new approaches of inquiry, embodiment, and bearing witness through both individual and collective research and image production.
Lazarus organizes PDF-OBJECTS, an international nomadic sculpture library featuring artist-selected readings sculpturally paired with everyday objects; Coco Hunday, an alternative exhibition space in Tampa, FL providing solo exhibitions, artist-lectures, and new scholarship on emerging and mid-career artists; is a Co-Founder of #firstdayfirstimage, which asks artist-educators to actively rethink and broadcast their curricula starting with the first image shown to students on the first day of class; and is Co-Founder of Chicago Artist Writers, a platform that invites artists and art workers to write traditional and experimental criticism with a focus on under-represented arts programming in Chicago.
Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida.
Participants and topics are subject to change; visit Berkeley Arts + Design (artsdesign.berkeley.edu) for the most up-to-date series information.