Leslie Hewitt, “Blue Skies, Warm Sunlight”
D’Amelio Terras, New York
October 29 – December 23, 2011
D’Amelio Terras is pleased to present a solo exhibition comprised of new work by Leslie Hewitt, on view from October 29 through December 23, 2011.
Continuing the formal innovation started with the Make It Plain Series and the Midday Series, Hewitt’s photographs rest in sturdy wooden frames leaning against the wall and invite the viewer to experience a unique space between photography and sculpture. Hewitt’s way of working documents temporary still life structures that combine political, social and personal material within sculptural compositions, repeatedly re-arranged and photographed over time to capture the most subtle shifts in perception.
The subdued monumentality of these evenly paced photo sculptures resists a culture of the accelerated circulation of images. Through photography’s ability to document, Hewitt dissects the representation of a specific situation: rather than freezing an isolated moment, it is the passage of time that is made visible through the variation of daylight on walls, objects and floors. The central axis in the compositions is occupied by a raw plywood square that acts as a blank screen obscuring the path towards a linear narrative.