Monday, February 23, 2009
What I enjoy about Laura Letinksy's work is that she references dutch still life paintings from the seventeenth century. She presents the nature of human relationships to the thoughts of domestic lives. She says that she is not trying to reference any symbols with the choices of the food she selects, but she wants to use metaphorical and domestic references to create a narrative within the frame presented to the viewer. She wants us to try and understand why she photographed these areas at the specific time that she did, and what is the meaning of set point in time? She received her BFA from the University of Manitoba in 1986 and her MFA from Yale in 1991. She is also currently a professor and chair for the University of Chicago's Visual Arts Department.