Leslie Hewitt’s photographs document temporary still life structures that combine political, social and personal material within sculptural compositions, repeatedly rearranged and recorded over time to capture the most subtle shifts in perception. Through photography’s ability to document, Hewitt dissects the representation of a speciﬁc situation: rather than freezing an isolated moment, it is the passage of time that is made visible through the variation of daylight on walls, objects and ﬂoors. Hewitt’s practice responds to an introspective questioning: how can a photograph made in restrained studio conditions with the permutation of limited elements reﬂect something larger than what is actually pictured?
This will be Leslie Hewitt’s first exhibition in Asia. She is based in New York.
LESLIE HEWITT Opening: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5pm – 7pm Exhibition Dates: March 21 – May 5 2018
1F, 5 PALPAN-GIL JONGNO-GU
Seoul, South Korea Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm
SLATE contemporary presents a plot twist with its early summer exhibition, Mystery & Narrative. Featuring photography by Michael Garlington and Danielle Mourning, and paintings by Monique Crine and GR Martin, Mystery & Narrative brings the figure to the foreground in a series of dramatic scenes that beckon the viewer in, but refuse to reveal themselves easily. A cloak of mystery pervades the exhibition, with one’s sense of what is ‘real’ and possible perpetually at play. Drawing upon the tropes of theater, from staged sets to dramatic characters, each artwork offers a rich performance, channeling history and fiction in varying proportions.
Mystery & Narrative Exhibition Dates: June 16 – July 30, Thurs-Sat 12-5pm Opening Reception: June 16, 6-8pm / Remarks at 7pm
473 25th St, Suite A
Akram Zaatari has an expansive practice that reflects on the collection, archive and dissemination of images and the role they play in the formation of identities and histories. This sensibility is formed by living through 15 years of war in Lebanon and recording it as a teenager. He has spent much of the past decade collecting and studying the photographic history of the Middle East.
For his first exhibition in Scotland, Zaatari presents a selection of works that reflect his interest in the documentary and its place as a tool in the shaping of history, both personal and collective.
Zaatari is co-founder of the groundbreaking Arab Image Foundation, an artist-driven organisation with a collection of over 600,000 images, established in 1997 to preserve and study photographs from the region. He has made invaluable and uncompromising contributions to the wider discourse on preservation and archival practice and played a critical role in developing the formal, intellectual, and institutional infrastructure of Beirut’s contemporary art scene. Zaatari participated in Documenta13 and represented Lebanon at the Venice Biennale 2013.
Programmed as part of Glasgow International 2016
Akram Zaatari: The End of Time Exhibition Dates: April 8 – June 19, 2016
For almost five decades, Adams’s extraordinarily influential photographs have explored the western American landscape and its transformations. In his most recent project, Adams shifts focus to his immediate environs, and finds related complexity, beauty, and mystery through photographs made in and around his own home.
Looking intently at the house in Astoria, Oregon, that he and his wife Kerstin have shared for almost 20 years, Adams focuses on the details that define “home”: a kitchen table, books and paintings, wooden carvings and calligraphy (created by both Adams and his wife), flowers in vases, and the darkroom with its tools of the artist’s trade. Periodically shifting to porch or garden, as one might step outside over the course of a day, Adams’s photographs convey appreciation of the nearly imperceptible changes in familiar surroundings: the view of the Columbia River, the play of light on leaves, and most especially the ever-shifting clouds.
ROBERT ADAMS: AROUND THE HOUSE & OTHER NEW WORK Exhibition Dates: March 10, 2016 – April 23, 2016