ATTENTION HISTORY BUFFS AND ANCIENT ART-SEEKERS! Check out these photos from the Yancey Richardson Gallery x-ray vision exhibit. It was titled “History’s Shadow,” and presented an x-ray view of artifacts of the art world.
This abstract exhibit came to us from renown photographer David Maisel. Maisel is well known for his aerial photo work that often explores landscapes from new heights and perspective, therein infusing the subject in focus with new meaning. His work has been exhibited all over the world, including galleries in New York City, The Museum Of Contemporary Art in Toronto, the American Academy in Rome, the Somerset House in London and many more.
Maisel’s unique ability to repurpose subject matter was vividly explored in this project. “[The collection] has as its source material x-rays of art objects that date from antiquity through just prior to the invention of photography. The x-rays have been culled from museum conservation archives, re-photographed and re-worked,” said Maisel. Uncovering marks, nicks and interior dimensions, these photos breathe new life into the artifacts they represent.