Corin Hewitt: Seed Stage
Oct 3, 2008–Jan 4, 2009
Installation view of Corin Hewitt: Seed Stage (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 3, 2008–January 4, 2009). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Artist Corin Hewitt takes up occupancy in the Whitney’s Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Lobby Gallery in this ongoing installation that is part performance art, part live theater, and part meditation on ideas about still life. Redefining the notion of the artist-in-residence, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays Hewitt physically moves about the space and engages in the manipulation of materials, both homegrown and store-bought, questioning the autonomy of the art object through a process of its constant transmutation. His methods include cooking, sculpting, heating and cooling, casting, canning, eating, and photographing both organic and inorganic materials. The result is an intimate examination of the cycles of transformation and transience.
Support for this exhibition is provided by Judi Roaman, Oliver Kamm, Suzanne Feldman, and Taxter & Spengemann.
Special thanks to Build it Green! NYC.
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"he’s dealing in cycles, cooking and consumption but also life and death, growth and decay"
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