37. Leslie Hewitt

It would be easy for the inattentive viewer to suggest that Hewitt's work is solely photographic. It would be more difficult to actually consider the full operation of Hewitt's framing and installation. It is this long and medium-meshing conversation that underlies Hewitt's invitation to "experience a unique space between photography and sculpture." Slick and heavy wooden frames lean up against walls, while other photographs are mounted weightlessly at eye level. Some photographs are clustered in what seems like a sequence, while others stand alone. Subjects vary from photograph to photograph, but all could be described as "mundane." Somehow, amidst these benign object arrangements, Hewitt is able to draw out the cultural, political, social, and historical potency of each subject.

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Above: Make it Plain, 2006