Julia Hechtman

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

Julia Hechtman’s work organizes and re-frames the contradictions that make up her life experiences. The process builds suspense and creates tension between absence and presence, the urban and the natural and between the authentic and the invented. Her interests range from the everyday to the spectacular; it’s her goal to capture these moments at each end of this spectrum in every work. In What’s His is Mine, she uses material passed down from her late father in a series of still-life images that bring a past and distant connection fully into the present. Her father passed away when she was 15; his effects, particularly gear from his time in the army during WWII, now become the vehicle through which she processes their relationship and its role in her current life and practice. Like much of her recent work, this project bypasses the spectacular in order to locate and identify the sublime in the small-scale and the overlooked.

Julia Hechtman is an interdisciplinary artist based in NYC and Boston. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA from Syracuse University. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in exhibitions that include Second Nature at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Chain Letter at Samson and Vast Vistas: Landscape in New Media at CyberArts, in Massachusetts; Gravity Matters and Shadowy Folds at dok25a in Dusseldorf, Germany; and Irrationalism at devening projects + editions, 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, NZ and at The Artist Foundation in Boston. She teaches at Northeastern University; this past summer she taught an interdisciplinary, intensive studio course at The Burren College of Art in Ireland as part of Northeastern’s study abroad program.

  • Julia Hechtman

    Substitute (2012)

    squirrel bones and gold leaf, dimensions variable

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    Lifetime Piling Up (2011)

    rocks and white-gold leaf, dimensions variable

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    Don’t Let it Bring You Down (2011)

    rocks and Icelandic yarn, dimensions variable

  • Julia Hechtman

    His Dogtags, My Neck (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 22” × 16”

  • Julia Hechtman

    His Belt, My Jeans (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 20″ × 25″

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    His Coins, My Coins (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 25″ × 20″

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    His Guns, His Marimekko (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 30″ × 24″

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    His Glass Animals, My Animal in Glass (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 25″ × 20″

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    His Robe, My Bed (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 25″ × 20″

  • Julia Hechtman

    His Sisters, His Photographs (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 16″ × 12″

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    His Letters, My Cards (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 23″ × 18″

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    His Daughters, His Photographs (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 16″ × 12″

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    His Helmet, My Head (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 29″ × 19″

  • Julia Hechtman

    His Velveteen Rabbit, My Velveteen Rabbit (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, diptych, 15″ × 12″

  • Julia Hechtman

    His Trophy, My Cat (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 30″ × 24″

  • Julia Hechtman

    His Menorah, My Candle (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, 24″ × 19″

  • Julia Hechtman

    His Sisters, My Photographs (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, diptych, 25″ × 20″

  • Julia Hechtman

    His Sisters, My Photographs (2011)

    From the series What's His is Mine

    archival ink-jet prints, diptych, 25″ × 20″

Current

Sean Sullivan

Sunset, Saudade Station

02.19.17 – 03.26.17

offspace

Paul Erschen

Cloven

02.19.17 – 02.25.17

Archive

Peggy Casey

Gun Shadows

01.08.17 – 02.11.17

Matt Phillips

Yard Sale

10.30.16 – 12.17.16

offspace

Steve Reber

copy, fax… cut and paste

10.30.16 – 12.17.16

offspace

Allison Wade

Know Better

08.28.16 – 10.15.16

Alain Biltereyst

Not Just Because

08.28.16 – 10.15.16

Christine Tarkowski

Chthonic Void

04.03.16 – 05.14.16

Mike Andrews

The Friends and Family Plan

02.21.16 – 03.26.16

offspace

Conrad Bakker

Untitled Project: Still Life / Style Leaf

02.21.16 – 03.26.16

offspace

Turquoise Sunset

01.10.16 – 02.13.16

Scott Wolniak

To Break is to Build

01.10.16 – 02.13.16

offspace

Amy Yoes

Structurals and Sightlines

11.01.15 – 12.12.15

Christopher Michlig

To Everyone

11.01.15 – 12.12.15

Bradley Biancardi, Austin Eddy, Annie Hémond Hotte, Shara Hughes and Tracy Thomason

08.30.15 – 10.17.15

offspace

Steven Husby

myotherisanother

04.26.15 – 06.13.15

Jessie Mott

What Creature Deserves Such Devotion

04.26.15 – 06.13.15

Cody Tumblin

Tell Tale

03.15.15 – 04.18.15

offspace

Angharad Davies

You Know That As Radiant

03.15.15 – 04.18.15

Leslie Baum + Allison Wade

01.31.15 – 03.07.15

Katy Cowan + Michael Milano

work : work

12.14.14 – 01.25.15

offspace

Monika Bartholomé

Night Walk

10.26.14 – 12.06.14

Aron Gent

Pure Pictures, Perfect Prints

10.26.14 – 12.06.14

offspace

Aaron Carpenter + Philip von Zweck

Cartoons + C.A.B.S.

09.07.14 – 10.18.14

Franziska Holstein

Works on Paper

09.07.14 – 10.18.14

Seth Hunter

held/crushed

07.20.14 – 07.20.14

Mistakes Have Hidden Intention

05.25.14 – 06.28.14

Gerd Borkelmann

Different Every Day

03.09.14 – 04.12.14

offspace

Mike Rea

Exile on Main Street

03.09.14 – 04.12.14

offspace

Felix Malnig

Fringe Area

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

Craig Yu

Phantom Limb

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

Peter Fagundo

Model Questions for the Sun, the See and Other Things…

12.15.13 – 01.18.14

offspace

Sofia Leiby

The Drama of Leisure

12.15.13 – 01.18.14

Nathaniel Robinson

The Sensible Range

10.20.13 – 12.07.13

offspace

Alain Biltereyst

09.08.13 – 10.12.13

Sterling Lawrence

If I Plucked You from the Sea

09.08.13 – 10.12.13

Matt Rich

Razors & Vapors

04.28.13 – 06.08.13

offspace

Vincent Hawkins

Flying Suit

03.17.13 – 04.20.13

Nancy Ford

Land Loping

03.17.13 – 04.20.13

Rainer Spangl

UUUUU

02.03.13 – 03.09.13

offspace

Shit is Real

new editions by Chicago artists

02.03.13 – 03.09.13

offspace

Nick Ostoff

Tracing

12.16.12 – 01.26.13

Allison Wade

The Rest of the More

12.16.12 – 01.26.13

offspace

Julia Hechtman

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

Christopher Michlig

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

offspace

Michael Pfisterer

08.26.12 – 10.06.12

Gary Stephan

08.26.12 – 10.06.12

06.10.12 – 07.21.12

Jin Lee

04.22.12 – 06.02.12

offspace

Dorothee Joachim + Richard Roth

04.22.12 – 06.02.12

I Surrender

03.11.12 – 04.14.12

offspace

Alexander Valentine

01.29.12 – 03.03.12

Joshua Abelow

Songs from a Room

01.29.12 – 03.03.12

Mark Booth

The Sea is Represented by an Irregular Shape

12.11.11 – 01.21.12

offspace

Scott Fortino

Unfurl

12.11.11 – 01.21.12

offspace

Andreas Karl Schulze

10.16.11 – 12.03.11

Evidence of the Material World

10.16.11 – 12.03.11

offspace

Sound & Vision

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

Volker Saul

Rough Cuts

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

Leslie Baum

The eyes have it or how to win a staring contest with a monster

05.22.11 – 07.02.11

offspace

Works on Paper

05.22.11 – 07.02.11

offspace

MultipleMix

01.30.11 – 03.19.11

Andreas Fischer + Melissa Pokorny

Kabinett 5

01.30.11 – 03.19.11

Britta Bogers, Mark Holmes, Jered Sprecher

Kabinett 4

12.05.10 – 01.22.11

Dana DeGiulio, Marie T Hermann, Anders Ruhwald

Kabinett 3

10.24.10 – 11.27.10

Richard Rezac + Gary Stephan

Kabinett 1 + 2

08.29.10 – 10.16.10

Paul Cowan + Matt Stolle

Causality without Cause

07.18.10 – 08.15.10

offspace

Wheatstone Stereoscope

07.18.10 – 08.15.10

Skies in Between

05.23.10 – 07.08.10

offspace

Berlin Drawings

05.23.10 – 07.08.10

offspace

Visceral Geometries

04.11.10 – 05.18.10

Nathaniel Robinson

de facto

04.11.10 – 05.18.10

Peter Otto

The Lodger

03.07.10 – 04.09.10

offspace

Heiner Blumenthal

A Hand-off Between

01.31.10 – 03.01.10

Rodney Carswell

hither and yon (little prisons)

01.31.10 – 03.01.10

Home Wreckage

Subversive Musings on Domestic Ideals

12.06.09 – 01.24.10

offspace

Time, Trauma, Drama and Rhyme

12.06.09 – 01.24.10

Dagmar Varady

Redden

10.18.09 – 12.01.09