Nancy Floyd in Conversation with Leslie Hewitt
Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 6:30-8:00PM.
This event is free and open to the public.
Join us for a conversation between artists Nancy Floyd and Leslie Hewitt. Nancy Floyd's solo exhibition, Weathering Time, is on view at CUE through October 21, 2017. We are honored to work with Leslie Hewitt as the artist-on-artist mentor of this exhibition.
Weathering Time features selections from Floyd’s archive of photographs exploring the genre of self-portraiture. Spanning thirty-five years, the ongoing series comprises thousands of varied images that form an intimate account of Floyd’s daily life. Her project tackles profound questions of ritual, purpose, and the assumed agency of photography.
Nancy Floyd has been an exhibiting artist for over thirty years. She has received numerous grants and awards including a 2015 Society for Photographic Education Future Focus Project Support Grant and a 2014 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award. She was also a runner-up for the 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize. Temple University Press published her first book, She’s Got a Gun, in 2008.
Floyd’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues including Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA; Flux Projects, Atlanta, GA; the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; White Columns, New York, NY; and the California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA. Since 2009, her work has been part of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Archive, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Floyd holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and lives in Atlanta, GA.
Leslie Hewitt studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Yale University’s School of Art, and at New York University, with a focus on Africana and Visual Culture Studies. Hewitt has held residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the American Academy in Berlin, Germany amongst others. Her work is in public collections at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Guggenheim Museum, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, among others. She was a faculty member at Barnard College in the department of Art History from 2012-2017; and has recently joined the faculty of the School of Art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.