January 2, 2016

Phillip Maisel, Feldspar 1101 @ Gregory Lind

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Phillip Maisel @ Gregory Lind

With a combination of sculptural assemblages and photographs of similar assemblages made in the studio, Maisel has carved out a unique space for himself,” wrote Elwyn Palmerton. “His work consists of photographs of pieces of colored or mirrored plexiglass, wood and other materials propped up against a studio wall. The results tend to fall somewhere between setup photography and geometric abstraction, but several characteristics — frequent use of mirrors, a careful formalization of the arrangements and modifications to the surfaces of the prints themselves — force us to engage with his work by mentally translating the fragmented pieces back into what they once were, retracing the process by which they were composed in the studio.” (See photo below.)