December 11, 2008 – January 28, 2009
Sculptor Jeff Hesser explores the fluid and complex connections between the present and the past. His sculptures and drawings represent babies and children who possess adult-like features or an adult-like presence. Often, a dense fog or veil appears to surround the figures and smooth transitions echo memories of clear and crisp forms. This process of fabrication and manipulation produces representations that hover between people who are fully present in the viewer’s world and ghosts that seem more distant and absent.