Laura Letinsky: The indignation of counting spiders

Opening: Friday, Jun 24, 2022 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Jun 24 – Aug 13, 2022
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1709 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60622

DOCUMENT is pleased to present The indignation of counting spiders​​, an exhibition of photographs and ceramic works by Chicago-based artist Laura Letinsky. This is the artist’s third solo show with the gallery. The exhibition includes unreleased photographs from Letinsky’s on-going series, Coming to the Commons, Italy, and To Say It Isn’t So, along with debuting ceramic works from her new series From Preparing for Flowers.


Laura Letinsky holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba (1986) and an MFA from Yale University’s School of Art (1991). She is a Professor in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Chicago. Notable exhibitions include the Mumbai Photography Festival, Mumbai, India; MIT, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Photographers Gallery, London; The Denver Art Museum, CO; Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Renaissance Society, Chicago. Awards include the Canada Council International Residency, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, The Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Publications include Time’s Assignation, Radius Books, 2017, Feast for the Eyes, Aperture Foundation, 2017, Sticky Sweet, New Hampshire University, 2016, Ill Form and Void Full, Radius Books, 2014, Feast, Smart Museum of Art, UC Press, 2013, After All, Damiani, 2010, Hardly More Than Ever, Renaissance Society, 2004, Blink, Phaidon Press, 2002, and Venus Inferred, University of Chicago Press, 2000.