Although she photographed people early in her artistic career, the still lifes that Laura Letinsky is now known for are actually devoid of the human figure.
Leftover traces of the human presence are the content of many of her works, and her scenes often look like the remnants of decadent celebrations: flowers and fruits half-eaten, decomposing and messily strewn about a white table linen, next to half-full glasses of wine or teacups and saucers.
Letinsky, a professor of visual art at the University of Chicago, will discuss her work at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium as part of the FotoFocus Lecture and Visiting Artist Series.
Free. Reservations not required. Reception to follow. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
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