Leslie Hewitt in collaboration with Bradford Young, Untitled (Structures)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
May 17 – August 31, 2014

Untitled (Structures) is a collaborative project by artist Leslie Hewitt and cinematographer Bradford Young in response to the Adelaide de Menil Carpenter and Edmund Carpenter photography collection at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. The collection consists of photographs by Bob Adelman, Leonard Freed, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon, Dan Budnick and Elliott Erwitt, which document aspects of the Civil Rights era. Inspired by the epic nature of the collection and critical of the gaps and silences in the collection regarding the history it represents, Hewitt in collaboration with Young worked on Untitled (Structures). This film-based project spanned two years of research addressing the perceivable limits of still photography and the photojournalistic forms associative of the era. The succession of non-linear silent film vignettes in Untitled (Structures) points to private spaces often unseen and explores landscape, interiority and notions of time. The film footage was shot on location in Memphis, TN, Chicago, IL and Delta Region in Arkansas.


Full Exhibition Dates

Des Moines Art Center
September 21, 2012 – January 27, 2013

The Menil Collection, Houston
January 26 – May 5, 2013

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
May 17 – August 31, 2014



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Untitled (Structures) Website
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