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In-person Leslie Hewitt The artist's eye | Reading room

Hosted by the Consul of the Dublin Photography Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 27 May 17:00 - 17:30

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Leslie Hewitt‘s approach to photography and sculpture reimagines the art historical still life genre from a post-minimalist perspective. Her geometric compositions, which she frames and crystallizes 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. Interested in the mechanisms behind the construction of meaning and memory, she decisively challenges both by unfolding manifestly formal, rather than didactic, connections. Her distinct play on syncopation and juxtaposition make her work discursive and beautifully layered. Hewitt further works with site-specific installation, autonomous sculptures, drawings and the moving image as modalities to contend equally with shifting notions of space and time.

Hewitt has held residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Project Row Houses, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Konstepidemin in Göteborg, Sweden and the American Academy in Berlin, Germany amongst others.
For her first exhibition in Ireland, Reading Room, Hewitt will present two modes of working in her practice
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