Jonathan Lasker: Early Works

Jonathan Lasker, Gotham Awaits, 1979, Oil & encaustic on wood panel, 15 1/2 x 10
Jonathan Lasker, Gotham Awaits, 1979, Oil & encaustic on wood panel, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (courtesy Cheim & Read)

Video walk through of the exhibition Jonathan Lasker: Early Works at Cheim & Read, New York, on view through March 24, 2012.

The gallery notes that "the show groups together twenty seminal paintings, dating from 1977–1985, which attest to the origins of Lasker's methodology, and ideas about abstraction, figuration and language. His consistent, critical questioning of the painting medium, which began with this early work, continues to influence his artistic practice today."