FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2015 | EDUCATION PARTNER: MOHILE PARIKH CENTER
Canadian fine-art photographer and professor at the University of Chicago, Laura Letinsky, presents a selection from her acclaimed series, III Form and Void Full, at the Muse Gallery. The artist uses photography as an ideological apparatus, and engages in its late-capitalist frenzied circuitry of production and consumption. Her photographs are developed from a long-standing engagement with pictorial traditions informed by painting’s lineage and the omnipresence of photographic media. The Ill Form & Void Full series invokes objects and spaces linked to our private lives so as to examine the tensions and confluence of want and need. The artist aims to entice, frustrate, and provoke the viewer’s sense of space and place, so as to call into question our sensory and other understandings.