Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Leslie Hewitt, her first solo show with the gallery, on view from September 3 through October 5, 2013.
Leslie Hewitt uses the language of photography to interrogate the function of memory by calling to attention the displacement in time and location that occurs in its realm. This has led Hewitt to think about how we process images, even as the photograph continues to dematerialize. Curator Randi Hopkins notes: “By viewing the photograph both as an object and as an image, Hewitt is able to explore the sculptural weight and portable nature of the photograph, and to address the fact that we encounter photographs transported in time as well as in space. A photograph always documents the past, and also always exists displaced from the location it represents, yet it maintains an indexical relationship to the time and place of its origin – points to it, is inextricably tied to it.”
The current exhibition positions distinct bodies of works – Riffs on Real Time (2013), selections from Still Life (2013), Flowers (2013), and two sculptural interventions – as interlocutors.
Leslie Hewitt was born in Saint Albans, NY in 1977 and lives and works in New York City. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and a MFA from Yale University School of Art. She has exhibited in a number of American and international galleries and her work is in the public collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; among others. In the spring of 2012 she was a GunaS. Mundheim Fellow in the visual arts at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany.
Hewitt’s collaborative project with cinematographer Bradford Young, Untitled (Structures), was recently exhibited at Des Moines Art Center and The Menil Collection, Houston. The exhibition will travel to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago from March 15 through September 7, 2014. The project will also be presented at the Lofoten International Art Festival in Svolvær and Kabelvåg in the Lofoten archipelago in the north of Norway from September 6 through 29, and at the Images Festival at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Canada, in the Spring of 2014.