December 22, 2018

Phillip Maisel, Sleeping Hands (3111)

Best of 2018

Phillip Maisel @ Gregory Lind

This is one body of work that absolutely cannot be understood in reproduction. It demands a face-to-face experience. “Though one can say this is required for all art, wrote Maria Porges, “in this case, this assertion is more than a fatuous truism. Maisel assembles photographic images into still lifes in shallow space, onto which additional collaged elements are added — creating diabolical shifts from three to two. The result is a trompe-l’oeil subtlety that toggles between flatness and space, between concrete objects and images of those objects.