On view at CUE Art Foundation
December 18, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Artist talk: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 3pm
"In Suddenly Everything Has Changed, Hechtman presents a selection of intimate sculptures, large-format photographs, and a trio of videos, works culled from various recent series produced in tandem. However varied her output, the whole of her practice exists within a specific field of activities—walking, collecting, germinating, reframing—that build to form discrete artworks, evidence of her experiences. It is a slow reveal that Hechtman courts, one meant not to directly confront the viewer but to guide subtly towards her main subjects: longing, grief, memory, and an encounter with the Sublime, triggered by and viewed through the lens of a private experience with the natural world." --Evan Smith. From "On the Work of Julia Hechtman" cueartfoundation.org/young-art-critics-essays/on-the-work-of-julia-hechtman-by-evan-smith
Julia Hechtman is an interdisciplinary artist based in Boston. She received her MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA from Syracuse University. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in exhibitions that include Untitled (Hybrid) at Robert Miller Gallery in NYC; Irrationalism and What’s His Is Mine at devening projects + editions in Chicago; Place as Idea at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts; Gravity Matters and Shadowy Folds at dok25a in Dusseldorf, Germany; among many others. Her videos are part of the Video Data Bank’s collection in Chicago and have been screened recently in London’s 52nd Film Festival, at City Art Rooms in Auckland, New Zealand and at The deCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She co-founded Proof Gallery in South Boston in 2007 and teaches at Northeastern University in Boston.