Leslie Hewitt: Propositions in Still Photography & Film Vignettes

Leslie Hewitt’s photographs rest in wooden frames that lean against the wall and invite viewers to experience a unique space between photography and sculpture. Her work combines still-life compositions comprised of political, social, and personal materials, which results in multiple histories seen embedded in sculptural, architectural, and abstract forms. Exploring this as an artist, and not as a historiographer, Hewitt draws parallels between the formal appearance of things and their significance to collective history and political consciousness in contemporary art.

Hewitt’s talk will focus on the development of her practice and recent collaborations, followed by a discussion with Ellen Y. Tani, PhD, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Based in New York City, Leslie Hewitt has held residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the American Academy in Berlin. Her work is held in many museum’s collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Menil Collection, Houston; and the Walker Art Center.

A Photography & New Media Affinity Group program.

This lecture is generously funded by the McKnight Foundation. The high-resolution projectors used in the exhibition are generously provided by Canon U.S.A., Inc.

To register, call 612.870.6323 or reserve online.