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Submit to ‘Too Hard To Keep (Syracuse)’
In 2010, Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus initiated a growing archive of photos deemed “too hard to keep.” T.H.T.K. (Too Hard to Keep) is a place for photographs, photo-objects and even digital files to exist when they are too difficult to hold on to, yet too meaningful to destroy. Participants have dictated whether the photographs submitted to the archive may be shown freely with other pieces of the archive, or if they are only to be displayed face down, adding to the charged significance of each object. Out of this expanding collection site-specific installations occur. With T.H.T.K. (Syracuse) Lazarus shares a slice of the larger archive alongside anonymous local submissions in a carefully considered installation at Light Work.
The exhibition will be on view April 4-May 31 in the main gallery at Light Work. A reception will be held April 4 from 5-7 p.m., with a gallery talk from the artist at 5 p.m.
Interested in submitting to T.H.T.K. (Syracuse)? Drop off your photo(s) anonymously in the drop box located at Light Work, 316 Waverly Ave. (located in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center, across from the Watson Auditorium) prior to and during the exhibition. (To be considered for this exhibition or publication, submissions should be delivered by Friday, Feb. 22.)