(Not So) Still Life
Wave Hill's spring exhibition, (Not So) Still Life, brings together 14 contemporary artists whose multimedia work encourages a rethinking of still life as a genre.
Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs, 1997 - 2012
Laura Letinsky – a University of Manitoba alumna and University of Chicago professor – has returned to her alma mater to display some of her still life photography in an exhibition called Laura Letinksy: Still Life Photographs, 1997-2012 at the School of Art Gallery.
Beyond Maps and Atlases by internationally renowned Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen. This is the artist's first body of work produced in Ireland and traces her journey across the island over the past year and a half. During her visits she stayed in the homes of strangers, mostly other photographers living across Ireland, who became friends with van Manen and made work alongside the artist. While travelling she became immersed in Irish literature and was guided by the words and landscapes of Seamus Heaney, John Banville and John McGahern as much as the people she traveled with.
In monumental and gorgeously realized photographs, Laura Letinsky and Tanya Marcuse penetrate the very crux of the meaning of desire: to long for, to crave, to miss. They thus place themselves in an historical trajectory of the still life genre, as well as extend the genre's parameters.
Featuring works by some 45 artists, Ordinary Pictures surveys a range of conceptual picture-based practices since the 1960s through the lens of the stock photograph and other forms of industrial image production. Despite its apparent throwaway status, the stock image is the primary commodity of a $1 billion global industry with far-reaching effects in the marketplace and the public sphere.
|Juxtaposing tradition with innovation, this exhibition presents painting, photography, and video by artists from Israel, Holland, Canada, and the United States who build on, respond to, and transform the time-honored tradition of still life through the lens of the 21st century.|
Work by Laura Letinsky will be included in the group exhibition, Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection at the Getty Museum, on view July 8 - October 19, 2014, featuring Letinsky, Vera Lutter, Loretta Lux, Cindy Sherman, and James Welling, among others.
Bryan Graf: Moving Across the Interior, the artist's first solo museum exhibition, is currently on display at the ICA at Maine College of Art in Portland, ME, through April 6, 2014.
Laura Letinsky: Ill Form & Void Full is on view currently at The Photographers' Gallery in London through April 7, 2013. An exhibition of the artist's work is also on view in Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs 1997-2012 at the Denver Art Museum through March 24, 2013.
Bryan Graf's second full-scale gallery exhibition, Broken Lattice, will open at Yancey Richardson Gallery on April 11, 2013, featuring a series of new photograms and camera-less images created in the artist's studio and in the field. The exhibition will coincide with the release of the artist's first book, Wildlife Analysis, published by Conveyor Arts.
A retrospective of Laura Letinsky's still life photographs from the past 15 years will be on display at the Denver Art Museum from October 28, 2012 – March 24, 2013. The exhibition traces Letinsky's photographs as they have evolved from studies in melancholy and absence to explorations of perception, color and space. The artist's new collage based still-life series, Ill Form & Void Full, is currently on display at Yancey Richardson Gallery, through October 20, 2012.
Works from Bryan Graf's Wildlife Analysis and Lattice (Ambient) series will feature in the upcoming exhibition, Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, on display from May 26, 2012 – April 21, 2013. Additionally, Graf will feature in Light Matter, an exhibition at the Pelham Art Center from May 4 – June 21, 2012. Graf is also co-curating and will have work featured in the exhibit Swamp Thing, at Bodega in Philadelphia, PA, on display from May 4 – June 10, 2012.
A solo exhibition of Laura Letinsky's work will be exhibited at the Osthaus Museum in Hagen, Germany from August 8 - September 30, 2012. Solo exhibitions of Letinsky's new series Ill Form & Void Full will be on display this fall at Yancey Richardson Gallery and Valerie Carberry Gallery in Chicago. Additionally, a solo exhibition of Letinsky's work will open at the Denver Art Museum in October 2012.
A solo exhibition featuring Laura Letinsky's newest series, Ill Form & Void Full, will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago on February 7. The exhibition, entitled Chicago Works: Laura Letinsky, will be on display until April 17.
Bertien van Manen's series Let's sit down before we go, currently on display at the gallery, will be shown in it's entirety at FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from March 19 - June 24. Taken in and around Russia between 1990-2008, van Manen's photographs capture her subjects at leisure with friends and family, reflecting an intimate celebration of the country's richness and humanity.
Bertien van Manen's exhibition - Let's sit down before we go - will open at the gallery on January 5, 2012, in conjunction with the release of a book of the same title, published by Mack Books. The series was shot in present-day Russia between 1991-2009.
Bertien van Manen's new book - Let's sit down before we go - is scheduled for release in November 2011 through Mack Books, in conjunction with an exhibition of the artist's work at the gallery.
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Kenneth Josephson, Laura Letinsky and Hellen van Meene are all included in Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, a group exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, on display through June 19, 2011. The exhibition also features works by Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Vik Muniz, and Richard Misrach, among others.
Photographs by gallery artists Mitch Epstein, Alex Prager, and Bertien van Manen are currently on display in Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, a new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, open through January 2, 2011.
Gallery artists Sharon Core and Laura Letinsky will exhibit their work and give public lectures as part of Object Lesson, a still-life show curated by New Yorker critic Vince Aletti, one of several shows that make up this year's New York Photo Festival (May 12 - 16).
Letinsky will be speaking on Thursday, May 13 at 2pm at St. Ann's Warehouse, 38 Water Street, between Main Street and Dock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Core will be speaking on Saturday, May 15 at 2pm, also at St. Ann's Warehouse.
Both Laura Letinsky and Hiroh Kikai were nominated for the 2009 Deutsche Borse Prize, awarded to UK-born photographer Paul Graham. The Prize aims to reward a living photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the medium of photography in Europe over the past year. Gallery artist Esko Mannikko was the 2008 Deutsche Borse recipient.