Laura Letinsky: Recent Works

Sep 14 2019 to Dec 8 2019
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"Untitled" by Laura Letinsky

Laura Letinsky: Recent Works
September 14 - December 8, 2019

Laura Letinsky will be the first artist for the 2019-20 Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. For more than two decades, Letinsky has created spare, evocative still lifes that recall both Old Master paintings and the domestic intimacy of everyday life. Rather than pristine bowls of fruit, she situates the remains of a meal waiting to be cleared away in a space so tenderly lit, one can imagine the pleasure of sharing it, as well as the impending cleanup. Her photographs explore our connection with the physical world. “The sensation of my child’s body, or the experience of food, sex, or pain—photography can help access these feelings that are intrinsic to being human,” she says.

A native of Canada, Letinsky received her MFA at Yale and has been a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago since 1994. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is part of collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Hermès Collection, Paris; Musée de beaux-arts, Montréal; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series: Laura Letinsky
Friday, October 25, 4 – 5 pm
Bill Gatton Student Center, Worsham Cinema
Free and Open to the Public

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