FIRST: Duncan and Jeff Ward
talk to photographer Laura Letinsky about her work and recent exhibition
at Monique Meloche.
Laura Letinsky has exhibited
her color photographs in numerous venues, including the Museum
of Modern Art, New
York City; Casino Luxembourg;
The Nederlands Foto Institute; the Canadian
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; and the Museum
of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Her series of
still-life photographs, Morning, and Melancholia, has been shown at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
City, Copia, Napa Valley, and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. More recent and upcoming exhibitions
include Time Was Away at the Art Institute of Chicago, I did not
remember I had forgotten at the Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago,
and Hardly More Than Ever at the University
of Chicago's Renaissance Society and
the Shine Gallery in London.
Her work is collected by LaSalle Bank Photography Collection; Yale University
Art Gallery; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Art Institute of
Chicago; the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; and the San Francisco Museum of Art.
Letinsky received her B.F.A. from the University
of Manitoba in 1986 and her M.F.A.
from Yale University 1991.
NEXT: Kathryn Born talks to sculptor
Sabrina Raaf is a
Chicago-based artist working in experimental sculptural media and photography.
Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at Mejan Labs
(Stockholm), Stefan Stux Gallery (NYC), Ars Electronica (Linz), Opel Villas
Foundation Art Center (Rüsselsheim), Museum Tinguely (Basel), Espace Landowski
(Paris), Artbots 2005 (Dublin), San Jose Museum of Art, Kunsthaus Graz, ISEA
(Helsinki), Klein Art Works (Chicago), The Lab (San Francisco) and Painted
Bride Center (Philadelphia). She is the recipient of a Creative Capital Grant
in Emerging Fields (2002) and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship (2005 &
2001). Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America, Contemporary, Chicago
Tribune Sunday Magazine, Leonardo, www.lab71.org, The Washington Post, and New
Art Examiner. She received an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago (1999) and is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Art
and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The music in this week’s show
is in honor of Duncan and the shady company he has been keeping.