Blazing Editions had the wonderful opportunity to work with David Maisel and produce aluminum prints for his current exhibition, “Proving Ground,” at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at The Utah State University. Maisel’s current work involved the long inquiring process of gaining access to a classified military site called "Dugway Proving Ground", which was established in World War II. This massive isolated area was used for testing chemicals and biological weapons and is 800,000 acres (more than 1,200 miles). Even though the area is closed off to civilians, the aerial photographs give a surreal and alien like realm that the craters create.
“Proving Ground" is running from September 14th - December 14th, 2019.
Located at Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
650 North 110 East
Logan, Utah 84322
The Museum is open from Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
About David Maisel:
David Maisel (b. 1961, New York) is an artist working in photography and video, and the recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts. Among his chief concerns are the politics and aesthetics of radically human-altered environments, and how we perceive our place in time via investigations of cultural artifacts from both past and present. His work focuses on power and the production of space by examining landscapes and objects that are off-limits, quarantined, or hidden from view.
Maisel received his BA from Princeton University, and his MFA from California College of the Arts, in addition to study at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He resides in San Francisco, CA. He is represented by Edwin Hour Gallery, NY; Haines Gallery, San Francisco; Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston; and Ivorypress Gallery, Madrid.