Artists in our community are warmly invited to sign up for a free masterclass with the Museum’s 2023 Artist-in-Residence, Laura Letinsky. Letinsky is a critically-acclaimed artist who has been making images that explore the meaning of photographs for over 30 years. In this workshop, Letinsky will guide participants as they make images using still life, found object and printed paper props provided and offer dialogues on the subtleties and power of the medium, drawing as much attention to the act of making a photograph as the photograph itself. Participants’ images will be printed on-site for a congenial critique and conversation at the end of the day.
Artists with experience and interest in all mediums are welcome; however, some background in or familiarity with photography is recommended. Participants should bring one or more cameras or analog photography materials with instant or quick image-generation capabilities, such as mirrorless and DSLR digital cameras, Polaroids, pre-coated cyanotypes, and the like.
9 am – 12:30 pm: Workshop
12:30 – 2 pm: Lunch break
2 – 3 pm: Critique and conversation
*Please note: This class is now full. Please join the waitlist by e-mailing Skye Monahan, Curatorial Projects Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an e-mail from the Museum about your waitlist status on the week of July 31.
Laura Letinsky (Canadian, b. 1962, lives and works in Chicago) is a lens-based artist whose still lifes have transformed the medium in the 20th century. Letinsky is a Guggenheim Fellow, and her work is held in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum; the Getty Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and has been exhibited internationally.