David Maisel, May 11 Lecture, May 12 Portfolio Review

David Maisel Lecture

Tipton Hall
May 11, 2009 6pm
$5 General Public, $2.50 students/seniors/SFAI members

David Maisel Portfolio Review

May 12, 2009 10am – 4pm
Cost: 424-5050 info

For more than twenty years, photographer David Maisel has chronicled the tensions between nature and culture in his large-scaled photographs of environmentally impacted landscapes. In the multi-chaptered series Black Maps, Maisel’s aerial images become sublime meditations on what the curator Anne Tucker has termed ‘the engaging duality between beauty and repulsion.’ In Maisel’s recent project, Library of Dust, he continues to investigate a zone bordered by aesthetics and ethics. The series depicts individual copper canisters, each containing the cremated remains of patients from a state-run psychiatric hospital, whose bodies have been unclaimed by their families. Maisel has recently been an Artist in Residence at both the Getty Research Institute and at the Headlands Center for the Arts

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