April 3 – May 10, 2014
Yancey Richardson is pleased to present Historyʼs Shadow, the first exhibition at the gallery by American artist David Maisel. For over twenty-five years, Maiselʼs photographic work has been wide-ranging in scope, and yet deeply focused on what he describes as a “long-term investigation into the aesthetics of entropy, and the dual processes of memory and excavation.”
Historyʼs Shadow utilizes x-rays as source material to explore the intersection of scientific research and visual art. The exhibition title comes from a project of the same name, inspired by the artistʼs residency at the Getty Research Institute, during which time he re-photographed x-rays of sculptural antiquities culled from the museum’s conservation archives.