Leslie Hewitt’s approach to photography and sculpture reimagines the art-historical still-life genre from a Postminimal perspective. Her geometric compositions, which she frames and crystallizes through the disciplines of photography and film theory, are spare assemblages of ordinary materials and personal effects, suggesting the porosity between intimate and sociopolitical histories. In summer 2022, Hewitt presents a newly commissioned body of work at Dia Bridgehampton. Exploring ideas of light, sound, and inertia, Hewitt realizes an array of low-profile sculptures that will be laterally distributed within and outside the gallery space, as well as diagrammatic scores composed in collaboration with artist Jamal Cyrus. Hewitt’s expansive sensorium puts forth an alternative corporeal, spatial, and sonic mapping of the site. Interpretations of scores by different musicians will be presented at Dia Bridgehampton and Dia Chelsea through the yearlong run of the exhibition.
Leslie Hewitt was born in New York City in 1977, where she currently lives.