Saturday, April 12, 2008

An Image A Week: Laura Letinsky

Laura Letinsky's still lives are still and beautiful. Her largely monochromatic images are infused with subtle bursts of color that offer striking juxtapositions in otherwise white-on-white landscapes. As Debora Kuan writes:

"Letinsky chooses contemporary detritus (crushed Styrofoam cups, paper plates, white gift boxes) to populate her tables, with the aim of shedding the burdens of symbolism. These white or neutral-toned objects, bathed in natural light, challenge our sensitivity in perceiving them, not only against white tables but also against the gallery walls."

Untitled #25 (From the series To Say it Isn't So)

Image © Laura Letinsky