Department of Visual Arts professor Laura Letinsky’s exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art received high marks from a Chicago Tribune reviewer who called Letinsky “a seductress of remains …. luring viewers to gaze intently at those pictures, finding in them the richness of detail and metaphor that once clung to the painted vanitas of Dutch minor masters.”
The exhibit, “Ill Form and Void Full,” is on view at the MCA until April 17.
From the Chicago Tribune:
If there could be such a thing, Letinsky would be a Dutch master of the present, employing a 4×5 camera instead of paintbrushes to capture the bittersweet scent of life crumpling away, into the remains of food eaten but also food cooked simply for the sake of a Bon Appetit photo shoot. The drippy, crackly gorgeousness of what results never fails to surprise. But what doesn’t glow more as a memory?
To read the entire review, visit the Tribune website. Letinsky was also interviewed by WBEZ’s Julie Rodriguez as part of their Culture Catalyst series after the exhibit opened on Feb. 14. You can listen to the interview and view a video of Letinsky at work on WBEZ’s website.