Santa Fe Workshops collection of free online events, Creativity Continues features a special evening this spring with photographer and visual artist David Maisel. In his multi-chaptered and decades-long aerial photography series Black Maps, David explores the aesthetics and politics of radically human-altered environments, including open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and classified military zones. His surreal and disquieting images take the viewer toward the margins of the unknown and posit an expanded definition of contemporary landscape.
David’s aerial images of these sites are abstract, graphic, and painterly—offering viewers detailed, open-ended information that operates on a metaphorical level as much as a documentary one. These surreal and disquieting images take the viewer toward the margins of the unknown and posit an expanded definition of contemporary landscape.
David is the recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts, a 2007 Fellowship at the Getty Research Institute, a 2008 residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, among many others. He is also the recipient of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and was short-listed for the Prix Pictet in 2008. David’s work is held in more than fifty public collections and has been the subject of seven monographs.
At the end this riveting presentation, David takes questions from the webinar audience. A recorded segment of the live event will be available for all those registered.
Creativity Continues is a program that collectively develops creative voices by offering connection and encouraging expression. Because the goal is to engage all within our creative community, we encourage you to extend invitations and share Santa Fe Workshops Creativity Continues events with anyone who expresses an interest.
Image Credit: © David Maisel, courtesy the artist and Houk Gallery (NY) / Haines Gallery (San Francisco) / Robischon Gallery (Denver)