Last week in SACI’s Maidoff Gallery, the exhibition TODAY opened, photographs by SACI Photography and Media Area Teaching Assistant Leslie Hickey.
“The future has an ancient heart.” – Carlo Levi“And if you ask how I regret that parting?It is like the flowers falling at spring’s end, confused, whirled in a tangle.What is the use of talking! And there is no end of talking—There is no end of things in the heart.I call in the boy,Have him sit on his knees to write and seal this,And I send it a thousand miles, thinking.” – Li Po
I send mail everyday, I drink tea, I drink coffee, I read about photography, I look at photographs. I think of you, at home; I look at things and want to keep them. I am living in an eternal present, an outsider, cut off from my home, from a garden that needs weeding, parents that want to talk, friends that want to get a drink on a Tuesday night. I stay up late every night working, working.
Soon I will feel the bittersweet fact of departure, ending a chapter in my life. With all of these things in mind, I look, I find delight, I hold moments in my mind. Today is a letter sent to my future self, to not forget, to focus on what needs to be done, to make the photographs that need to be made. – Leslie Hickey
Leslie Hickey (b. 1983) is a visual artist working primarily in photography. She has been the Photography and Media area Teaching Assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year at SACI and is a SACI alumna (2004).
For more images of her work, see: www.lesliehickey.com