Jonathan Lasker Selective Identity
Paintings from the 1990s
Exhibition Dates: June 25th - September 3rd, 2000
"How is this abstract painter different from all other abstract painters? In a show of twenty-one canvases from the ’90s, curator David Moos of the Birmingham Museum of Art argues that Jonathan Lasker separates himself from the likes of, say, Mary Heilmann and Davids Row and Reed by virtue of his extreme “self-consciousness.” Lasker premeditates his large-scale oils using small studies, a tactic that Moos believes pushes the artist toward Peter Halley’s camp. Theoretical apparatus aside, the real test comes, as always, when one stands in a room full of the paintings."
— Katy Siegel - ArtForum