Von Lintel Gallery
Museum & Art Gallery in New York, NY
Von Lintel Gallery is glad to announce an exhibition of photographs by David Maisel. In its 1st solo exhibition in New York, his acclaimed series, Library of Dust, runs January 21February 27, 2010. David Maisel's Library of Dust features copper canisters in varying states of metamorphosis. The containers are photographed individually, black backdrop in place, each posed like a subject sitting for a portrait. Maisel's treatment of these objects is apropos. The canisters, once stored in a dilapidated outbuilding of a state-run psychiatric hospital, hold the cremated remains of people more specifically, the unclaimed ashes of the asylum's patients.