John Lehr

John Lehr creates photographic objects that present the surfaces of the American commercial landscape as an embodiment of the desires and anxieties of the American people. His approach utilizes the expectations of the documentary as a springboard to draw viewers into an unfamiliar relationship with the artifacts of contemporary American life. Lehr’s transformational process renders signage, facades, and discarded objects as uncanny, hyperreal, symbols of the hopes and fears of a populace at the brink of a tipping point.


An archive of previous solo and group exhibitions that includes installation views.


Monographs, exhibition catalogs, and art history surveys

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