Leslie Hewitt, Untitled (Cornucopia), 2019. Digital chromogenic print in custom elm frame. 133 x 158 x 18 cm | 52 3/8 x 62 3/16 x 7 1/16 inch.
Leslie Hewitt, Riffs on Real Time (2 of 10), 2012-2017. Silver gelatin print. 95.9 x 78.1 cm | 37 3/4 x 30 3/4 inch.
Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Hewitt will invite friends, colleagues, and thought partners to activate the space in a series of semi-public gestures in response to the notion of a collective archiving with curator/writer Omar Berrada, DJ/collagist Ayana Contreras, historian/writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, cinematographer Bradford Young, and musician Tariq Trotter/Black Thought.
On the occasion of her solo exhibition at Perrotin New York (September 11 – October 26, 2019), Leslie Hewitt talks about Lewis Michaux, a Harlem bookseller and civil rights activist who inspired the show. She also explains her attraction to minimalism, and the connection between her photographic work and the Dutch still life paintings of the 16th and 17th century.