Membership Edition

Leslie Hewitt
Gray, 2021

Digital chromogenic print.
Sheet: 10 x 14 inches. (25.4 x 35.6 cm)
Paper: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White
Printer: Julie Pochron
Pochron Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Edition of 60 + 10 APs

Leslie Hewitt has created a limited edition print for Chinati members.

This image focuses on an aspect of Flavin’s art that Hewitt sees as being largely underrepresented: its architectonic structure and scale. At Chinati, Flavin’s untitled (Marfa project) occupies six large U-shaped buildings. Experiencing the piece involves walking up and down twelve long corridors, across six courtyards—probably on a hot day in high desert sunlight. Nevertheless, the work is typically depicted as a series of walls awash in fluorescent light and color, almost like paintings. Hewitt’s view delivers the opposite. By framing the windows at the end of each corridor, she captures the natural light and darkness that make Flavin’s use of artificial light so sculptural.

As an image of apertures, Hewitt’s edition also calls to mind that the word camera means “room.”

Ash frame with white rub
True view museum glass
3/4″ x 2″ strainer
1/4″ ash spacer
1 7/8″ frame depth
5/8″ perimeter
8 ply board

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Leslie Hewitt

Leslie Hewitt uses photography, film, and sculpture to give form to structures of knowledge and edges of critique. Her work is equally concerned with formal problems. Proportion, scale, color, light, composition, and saturation grant aesthetic weight to her art’s penetrating ideas and angles of research. An invitation to make new work in response to Dan Flavin’s untitled (Marfa project) (1996) led Hewitt to embark on an extraordinarily beautiful and insightful investigation of a foundational work at Chinati.

Leslie Hewitt is a New York-born artist, who is based there and in Houston, where she was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, she received her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from the Cooper Union. Her work is represented by Perrotin gallery. Her commission for Chinati is published in volume 26 of the museum’s newsletter.

Past membership editions can be found here.