Thursday, May 22, 2008

Will Oldam and David Maisel at Headlands - 2night!

Ok - this makes me very jealous of anyone who can attend this event. If you do go, please send me a note on how it goes. Two very intense artists.

5/22/08 Apocalyptic Sublime:
Will Oldham & David Maisel


David Maisel, Library of Dust
David Maisel, Library of Dust

Date: 5/22/2008 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Headlands Center for the Arts

Ticket Info: FREE

For a real fish out of water experience, join us as one of America’s most influential songwriters calls to all music lovers. 2008 AIR Will Oldham composes songs that are by turns lilting and jarring. His lyrics and melodies capture the conflicted, painful and joyful nature of daily life. 2008 AIR David Maisel finds the aesthetic beauty in environmental and social devastation, photographing “Black Maps” that show the stunning colors and the patterns of polluted landscapes. His recent body of work, “Library of Dust,” visually depicts what remains of people who were abandoned to a forgotten place by their families and society.

Listen to Will's music here.

Please note that capacity for this event is limited to 120 PEOPLE. We will have a waitlist and an overflow room with a live simulcast. Thank you for your understanding.

4 comments:

ericgelber said...

I wrote a blurb review of a David Maisel exhibition a year or two ago for the NEw York Sun. He is great.

"Photographer David Maisel also deals with the ways in which humans have transformed the natural world. His current exhibition at the Von Lintel Gallery includes images from the "Terminal Mirage" and "Oblivion" series, including disorienting aerial views of the Great Salt Lake and Los Angeles.

By printing the images in negative in the "Oblivion" series, the viewer almost becomes an alien gazing down on the city of Los Angeles. These photographs suggest that we are only capable of seeing fragments of the world, no matter how high above the earth we go. It is hard to imagine the individual lives of the people living in these abstracted environments. By showing us the literal shape of society, Mr. Maisel holds a mirror up to the collective rather than the individual. His photographs capture a moment in historical time, the byproducts of many generations. Gauguin asked these same questions in the title of his spectacular 1897–98 Tahitian painting: "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?""

ericgelber said...

I always meant to revise the Maisel blurb review for artcritical, to expand on it and comment on more photographs, but I never did. His work definitely deserves an extended analysis.

highlowbetween said...

Hi Eric, thanks for that. There is an excellent interview with him on BLDBLG from about 2 years ago. Should be in the archive on that blog. I'll try and dig it up, it may be worth re-posting.

highlowbetween said...

sorry on Archinect