LP19_MAISEL1-700x700Review of “The Lake Project” solo exhibit at James Nicholson Gallery. May, 2004. Bing, Alison.

“If the striking colors of David Maisel’s “The Lake Project” aerial landscapes seem unnaturally brilliant, that’s because they are. The pools of purple, swaths of red and sudden streaks of orange Maisel has captured from high above eastern California’s Owens Valley are the remaining mineral traces of an originally 200-square-mile lake, drained long ago to slake the thirst Los Angeles worked up as it huffed, puffed, sweated and sprawled into existence.”

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