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Leslie Hewitt, Riffs on Real Time (6 of 10), 2013, C-print, 30 x 40".

Leslie Hewitt

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Leslie Hewitt, Riffs on Real Time (6 of 10), 2013, C-print, 30 x 40".

Leslie Hewitt’s artwork has remained admirably consistent since she began exhibiting around a decade ago, still strongly exuding intelligence and revealing the artist’s knack for mining the aesthetic possibilities of a given image. Replete with ideas about memory, iconography, representations of race, and models of display, her formally relaxed practice stands as a thought-provoking engagement with pictures en abyme. Typically, Hewitt arranges printed materials, photos, and the occasional object into assemblages, photographs them in her studio, and displays the works both on and leaning against gallery walls. Having pursued a line of inquiry so intrepidly for years, Hewitt continued these endeavors and slightly expanded upon them in her first exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

A clothbound book, a rumpled sheet of programming code, and a dog-eared 1976 issue of Ebony lie on the

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