Lecture by David Maisel
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
In his ongoing, multi-chaptered series Black Maps, David Maisel’s aerial photographs of environmentally impacted sites explore the aesthetics and politics of radically human-altered environments, open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and zones of water reclamation, framing the issues of contemporary landscape with equal measures of documentation and metaphor. Maisel’s surreal and disquieting images take the viewer toward the margins of the unknown, and posit an expanded definition of contemporary landscape. Maisel’s The Forrest Series is included in the current exhibition Points of View
For more information on David Maisel visit http://davidmaisel.com/
Followed by a reception in the Museum of Art.