Currently running at Haines Gallery in San Francisco through June 4, 2011, is David Maisel ‘History’s Shadow’ exhibition.
Bay Area artist David Maisel new photography series, highlights the dual processes of memory and excavation, which are derived from x-rays of art objects from antiquity.
Maisel sourced x-rays from the archives of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, culling through thousands of images between the two institutions. It is this process of uncovering and bringing selected x-rays to light. Once he has made his selections, Maisel lays each x-ray on a light box in a darkened room and transmits emanations of light from the original image onto color film.
He plans to develop this series over time through collaborations with museums around the world. In his fourth solo exhibition at Haines, Maisel exhibits 16 photographs in total, which just touches upon what he has photographed thus far.
Visit David Maisel’s website to see more of his photography.