April 1, 2007 - July 29, 2007
robert z. hawkins contemporary gallery
Black Maps is comprised of large-scale aerial photographs by San Francisco-based artist David Maisel. Featuring sublime images from his three recent series: The Lake Project, Terminal Mirage, and Oblivion, Maisel frames the complexities of environmentally-impacted landscapes with equal measure of documentation and metaphor, beauty and despair. His aerial images showing the alteration of the Great Salt Lake, Owens Valley, and the Los Angeles basin transcribe an interior psychic landscape that is profoundly disturbing.
This exhibition is presented as part of the NMA's Art + Environment exhibition series, an initiative that brings community, artists, and scholars together to explore the interaction between people and their environments.
This touring exhibition was organized and circulated by the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida.
The NMA will present David Maisel: Black Maps as a part of the 12th annual Artown festival, July 1-31, 2007, with major funding provided by the City of Reno. The month-long arts festival features more than 350 events, produced by over 100 partnering organizations and individuals in more than 90 locations citywide.