Replica of a Lost Original
Leslie Hewitt
With a contribution
by Rose Olu Ronke Ojo
Curated by Christian Rattemeyer
January 18 - March 10, 2007 

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 18, 6 - 8 pm

"Snapshots, ephemera, oral stories pasted down, official and unofficial biographies left on bookshelves, found letters and mementos of sorts, suspended in time for constant reconsideration of moments pregnant with political and social agency," are the raw material for Leslie Hewitt's photographs and installations, in which she is stripping away the density of mediated culture, sifting through misrepresentations of genuine ideals. Hewitt quite literally builds on the idea of protest, of flux, of change, of revolution and creates structures which capture temporary manifestations of subjectivity, and which may last an instant or a long time.

For Replica of a Lost Original, her first solo exhibition in New York, Hewitt brings together one work from her previous photographic series Make in Plain, as well as several new works produced specifically for this exhibition, including a collaboration with the young writer and scholar Rose Olu Ronke Ojo.  

From left:
Leslie Hewitt
Untitled (lost caprichos), 2007
Back Up, 2005, 16 x 43 in.
Make It Plain, 2006, 5 x 7 ft.
Installation view from Replica of a Lost Original, Artists Space, 2007.
Photo: Bill Orcutt. 

Leslie Hewitt
Untitled (lost caprichos), 2007
Installation view from Replica of a Lost Original, Artists Space, 2007.
Photo: Bill Orcutt. 

Leslie Hewitt
How To Read A Moving Black Image, 2007, 11 x 17 in.

Background:
Untitled (lost caprichos), 2007. 

Installation view from Replica of a Lost Original, Artists Space, 2007.
Photo: Bill Orcutt.