Corin Hewitt: Drying Flowers with Microwaves

May 7, 2010 - June 5, 2010

Opening reception May 7, 2010, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Dorsch Gallery presents Corin Hewitt's Drying Flowers with Microwaves, at once a performance, installation and exhibition of photographs. The piece emphasizes that knowledge is a process, not an end, especially in fields like theater, performance art, photography, and genres of still life and craft. Such a philosophy extends to some of the most pressing issues - life, work death, time, and art.

In Drying Flowers with Microwaves, Hewitt will work in Dorsch Gallery to make a series of still life photographs of flower arrangements using microwave ovens to dry flowers. The arrangements combine seasonal flowers from Vermont and Florida, as well as other objects. Hewitt, who is originally from Vermont, makes this "snowbird" series live in the gallery over a two-week period, May 7-12 and May 14-19, 2010.

Corin Hewitt

Installation View

Corin Hewitt

Installation View

Corin Hewitt

Installation View

Corin Hewitt

Untitled #1 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves May 8, 2010

Corin Hewitt

Untitled #2 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves May 9, 2010

Corin Hewitt

Untitled #3 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves May 10, 2010

Corin Hewitt

Untitled #4 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves May 11, 2010

Corin Hewitt

Untitled #5 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves May 12, 2010

Corin Hewitt

Untitled #6 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves May 15, 2010

Corin Hewitt

Untitled #7 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves May 16, 2010

Corin Hewitt

Untitled #8 from Drying Flowers with Microwaves May 17, 2010