Leslie Hewitt at Perrotin, Seoul
Perrotin Seoul is pleased to announce the first exhibition of New York based artist Leslie Hewitt in Asia.
Leslie Hewitt’s photographs document temporary still life structures that combine political, social and personal material within sculptural compositions, repeatedly rearranged and recorded over time to capture the most subtle shifts in perception. 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. Hewitt’s practice responds to an introspective questioning: how can a photograph made in restrained studio conditions with the permutation of limited elements reflect something larger than what is actually pictured?
“Leslie Hewitt’s sculpturally constructed photographs address photography’s impact on the visual and physical dynamics of the act of seeing […]. Her work explore(s) the interplay between public and private interests and the personal and the political as they relate to the photographic image.”1
1. Dominic Molon, Leslie Hewitt Sudden Glare of the Sun, Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2014
at Perrotin, Seoul
until 5 May 2018