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b. 1977, USA

Leslie Hewitt Biography

Leslie Hewitt’s hybrid approach to photography and sculpture revisits the still-life genre from a post-minimalist perspective. Her geometric compositions, which she frames and crystallises through the disciplines of photography and film theory respectively, are spare assemblages of ordinary effects and materials suggesting the porosity between intimate and sociopolitical histories. Whether they are discreetly arranged in layers on wooden planks or stacked before a wall in her studio, her objects often include personal mementos such as familial pictures, as well as books and vintage magazines referring to Black literary and popular culture ephemera of her upbringing. Interested in the mechanisms behind the construction of meaning and memory, she decisively challenges both by unfolding manifestly formal rather than didactic connections in her heteroclite juxtapositions. She puts pressure on physical space as the ultimate frame of her photo-sculptures, by displaying some of them leaning against a wall as they were originally conceived, Leslie Hewitt further works with site-specific installation and film as modalities to contend with the notion of space and time equally.

Leslie Hewitt Featured Artworks

Riffs on Real Time (1 of 10) by Leslie Hewitt contemporary artwork
Leslie HewittRiffs on Real Time (1 of 10), 2012–2017Silver gelatin print
96 x 79 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Riffs on Real Time by Leslie Hewitt contemporary artwork
Leslie HewittRiffs on Real Time, 2012–2017Silver gelatin print
78 x 96 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Riffs on Real Time by Leslie Hewitt contemporary artwork
Leslie HewittRiffs on Real Time, 2012–2017Silver gelatin print
96 x 78 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Untitled (Paradox) by Leslie Hewitt contemporary artwork
Leslie HewittUntitled (Paradox), 2013Traditional chromogenic print
65.6 x 81.9 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery

Leslie Hewitt Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Wonderland at Perrotin, Shanghai
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30 April–30 June 2020 Group Exhibition Wonderland PerrotinShanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, American Women: The Infinite Journey at La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels
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8 January–21 March 2020 Group Exhibition American Women: The Infinite Journey La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie BachBrussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Leslie Hewitt, Reading Room at Perrotin, Paris
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11 September–26 October 2019 Leslie Hewitt Reading Room PerrotinParis

Leslie Hewitt Represented By

Perrotin contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Perrotin Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo

Leslie Hewitt In Related Press

Roots of Conceptual Art, Caught by a Camera’s Eye Related Press Roots of Conceptual Art, Caught by a Camera’s Eye 3 December 2015, The New York Times

Learning, like looking, takes time. It took until well into the 20 th century for photography to be fully accepted as art, longer for color work to make the cut. (People thought color belonged in advertising.) And it's only fairly recently, in the digital present, that hard lines separating photography from painting, sculpture and performance...

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Leslie Hewitt In Video & Audio

Leslie Hewitt Solo Show, Perrotin Paris Related Video & Audio Leslie Hewitt Solo Show, Perrotin Paris 3 December 2018, Perrotin

Video of the exhibition Rooms Greet People by Name by Artie Vierkant Perrotin New York March 3-April 8, 2018 Video of the solo exhibition of Leslie Hewitt at Perrotin Paris September 6-22, 2018

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