202 456-1111 Jason Lazarus
with a text by Martha Rosler
Since the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Jason Lazarus has been creating photograms. The photograms are hand-painted with photo developer and fixer on various types of fiber and resin coated papers. Each of the photograms has painted on it the phone number 202-456-1111. The phone number belongs to the White House.
Lazarus lives with a physical condition, arthrogryposis, the same condition that afflicts the NY Times reporter, Serge F. Kovaleski, who the 45th President publicly mocked on November 25, 2015. Lazarus donates the original photogram prints to different non-profit arts organizations (Visual Studies Workshop included), for their respective fundraising efforts in this era of attempted mass disenfranchisement.
2018, 7.5 x 9 inces, 48 pages, saddle-stiched, open edition
Free to VSW Members