Untitled (Structures) is an exhibition of work by New York-based artist Leslie Hewitt, featuring her collaboration with renowned cinematographer Bradford Young. Seeing its Canadian premiere at The Power Plant, Untitled (Structures) (2012) is a two-channel video installation. Provoked by a collection of mid-twentieth century photographs exploring shifting notions of nationhood, protest and belonging housed at the Menil Collection in Houston, the work is comprised of a series of silent (non-linear) vignettes filmed at locations significant to the era. Untitled Structures explores temporality, exposing the tension between still photography and the cinematic experiences of moving images, between the past and the present, and between the physical and the psychological. The exhibition also includes a selection of works from Hewitt’s individual practice, informed by her collaboration with Young, and her research into experimental film practices. As well, a new film installation, Stills (2015), incorporating footage from their shoots (2010-2012) will debut exposing the evolution of their nuanced and structural approach. Accompanying the show is a book co-published with Dancing Foxes and SculptureCenter, New York, a co-producer of the exhibition.
Curator: Julia Paoli
Co-produced by The Power Plant, Toronto, with SculptureCenter, New York.
Image: Leslie Hewitt, Where Paths Meet, Turn Away, Then Align Again.
Installation view: Artpace, San Antonio, 2012. Photo: Todd Johnson.