David Maisel – Mining
at Haines Gallery, San Francisco. Opening reception with artist: First Thursday, September 5, 2013, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
For his fifth exhibition with Haines Gallery, Maisel presents Mining
– a selection of photographs from The Mining Project
and American Mine
, series never before seen at the gallery. These works consider the relationship between nature and humanity, and encompass both stark documentary and tragic metaphor. With The Mining Project
, Maisel negotiated a deliberate shift from black-and-white images to color, and started to produce large-scale photographs that make greater use of abstraction. Curator Natasha Egan suggests, “[h]is photographs derive their effectiveness through formal choices involving color, scale, perspective, and abstraction, which amplify their seductive nature, and conjure the elusive sublime.”