ARTIST CONVERSATION + PREVIEW
January 17, 2013 / 7:00pm
Join us for a dialogue between artist Corin Hewitt and MOCA Cleveland Chief Curator David Norr, followed by a preview of the exhibition.
Corin Hewitt’s performative installations use exhibitions as spaces for production. Integrating process and display strategies, Hewitt offers viewers the simultaneous encounter of an artwork and the action that brought it to be. For his installation at MOCA Cleveland, Hewitt has designed a compressed space inside the gallery walls, allowing him to work in close proximity to viewers while remaining unseen.The Hedge is composed of an array of elements that will shift over the course of the exhibition: sculptures nestled between exposed studs; backdrops or "grounds" made with photographs of Hewitt’s studio; and vibrantly painted domestic objects integrated into both. Figurative and personal, these elements coalesce in the shallow depth of the walls, accumulating dense layers of materials in transformation.
Corin Hewitt (1971, Burlington, VT) lives and works in Richmond, VA. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; and Western Bridge, Seattle. In 2011, he was awarded a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Fine Art. His work is represented by Laurel Gitlen, New York.