A review by Karen Jenkins in PhotoEye discusses David Maisel's History's Shadow in poetic detail:
" Exterior boundaries are softly rendered as if in a heat-seeking vision while spines, coils and marbled flesh hint at a substance and structure within. Whole worlds form as land mass, weather patterns and whirls of smoke and ice. Figures emote in introspective miens, purposeful gazes and ecstatic repose. If photography’s technological advances sometime seem to sterilize the messy magic at its core, this book shimmers with its steadfast potential to open up the imagination, in images that beautifully overlap, blur and muddle. "
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"Subverted," a group show that will run from 14 February – 12 May, 2012, at IvoryPress Gallery in Madrid, features INSTITUTE artist David Maisel. His image was chosen to represent the exhibition, and will appear in ArtForum next month.
David Maisel's book, History's Shadow, is one of American Photo's Best Photography Books of the Year. In David's words, "History’s Shadow comprises my series of re-photographed x-rays of art objects from antiquity. I have culled these x-rays from museum archives, which utilize them for conservation purposes. Through the x-ray process, the artworks of origin become de-familiarized and de-contextualized, yet acutely alive and renewed."
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