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Artist's Reception & Booksigning: Laura Letinsky at Yancey Richardson Gallery
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"Yours, More Pretty" is an exhibition of new work by Laura Letinsky; it is being presented in conjunction with "III Form & Void Full," the artist's forth monograph. Rooted in the Dutch-Flemish vanitas tradition, Letinsky’s arrangements address the notion of time and the relationship between ripeness and decay; however, they do so by questioning notions of photographic authenticity, and the medium’s capacity to illustrate temporality vis-à-vis form, material, and narrative.

When: 9/4/2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Yancey Richardson Gallery
525 West 22nd Street
New York, New York  10011
United States
Contact: 646.230-9610

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Yours, More Pretty

Laura Letinsky


Exhibition Dates:  September 4 - October 18


Artist's Reception & Booksigning:

Thursday, September 4

6:00 - 8:00 pm

The arrangements in Yours, More Pretty employ two-dimensional elements as sculptural objects, to dizzying effect. Collaged cutouts of food, feathers, tableware or abstracted swaths of color are pinned, taped or glued onto reproductions of table surfaces or white paper, all of which are placed on the studio wall and actual tabletops, creating a multiplicity of facades that collapse perspective and float in an indecipherable space of light and shadow. As Letinsky describes, “Not only objects, but our relation to others, to our selves, is constantly shifting…I do strive to clear away all that is not necessary, to make the picture space a kind of precipice, anticipation always active.”

Letinsky’s compositions utilize fragments from her own photographs and those of other artists like Richter or Matisse, as well as advertisements culled from magazines, dissolving the hierarchy between high and low imagery, and the notion of what is real and what is mediated.  In addition, by using white as a color, the edges of paper as lines, and shadows as planes, Letinsky’s compositions conflate flatness and dimensionality, upending the viewer’s sense of space and perspective.


Read the full press release for this exhibition at Yancey Richardson Gallery

Preview the exhibition online here.

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