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Digital Error: Recent works by Jason Lahr

Cloud City

Title: Cloud City

Artist: Jason Lahr

Diver Down
Fearful Symmetry

Reception: Digital Error: Recent works by Jason Lahr
January 14, 2011 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Location: SoFA Gallery

The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to announce Digital Error: Recent works by Jason Lahr. This exhibition will open Tuesday, January 11 and continue through Saturday, January 29, 2011. An opening reception will be held Friday, January 14 from 7- 9pm. All events are free and open to the public.

Digital Error will feature over twenty recent paintings by Indiana artist Jason Lahr. Lahr says of his work “I build narratives out of appropriated images and written texts. I think of it as using other voices to speak, balancing between believing the images and critiquing them”. He notes, “formally, the work reflects an interest in addressing the issue of narrative painting within the exploded scope of our fragmentary world. It’s a bit like a vulture picking through a mountain of Boy Scout manuals, CD covers, hunting and fishing magazines, and related miscellany, savoring the tasty bits and creating a tangle of hypertexts among the images, the texts, and the ‘world’.”

Jason Lahr currently lives in South Bend, Indiana. Jason received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts at Pennsylvania State University, and his BFA from Clarion University, Clarion, PA. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently represented by the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, IL. Lahr’s work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in Indiana and throughout the country. He has also shown internationally in South Africa. For more information about the artist please visit his website

Digital Error is the first part of the exhibition series Blank Slate, which features Indiana artists. The Blank Slate series is sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts..