Open Practice Committee: Leslie Hewitt

WhenNovember 19, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WhereLogan Center, Performance Penthouse 901
Contact InformationDepartment of Visual Arts (DOVA)
DescriptionAn Open Practice Committee lecture by Leslie Hewitt.

Leslie Hewitt (b. 1977, New York) lives and works in New York. Working with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations, Leslie Hewitt addresses fluid notions of time. Her photographed still life compositions comprised of political, social, and personal materials, which result in multiple histories seen embedded in sculptural, architectural, and “abstract forms.” This perceptual slippage is what attracts Hewitt to both the illusions of film (still and moving photography) and the undeniable presence of physical objects (sculpture). Exploring this as an artist and “not” as a historiographer, Hewitt draws parallels between the formal appearance of things and their significance to a collective “sense” of history, political consciousness in contemporary art and everyday life. Hewitt has held residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University; and the American Academy in Berlin, Germany, among others. She was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial in New York; the recipient of the 2008 Art Matters research grant to the Netherlands; included in the 2009 New Photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and in 2015 Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) in Göteborg, Sweden and the landmark Photo-Poetics exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Berlin, Germany. Hewitt has work in public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; among others. Leslie Hewitt’s upcoming exhibitions include Galerie Perrotin, Paris, The 57th Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. A forthcoming monograph, published by OSMOS, will be released in September of 2018.

Presented by the Department of Visual Arts and Open Practice Committee
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Lectures, Arts
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