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Desert Hot Springs (4778), 2016; Archival pigment prints and colored gel, 18 x 12 inches, Variation of 10

Phillip Maisel (b.1981, Chicago) received his MFA from California College of the Arts. In 2015, his work was featured in curator Charlotte Cotton’s latest book Photography Is Magic, a critical publication of contemporary photographic practices. While rooted in language of photography, Maisel’s practice traverses sculpture, collage, and installation. Never fully resigning itself to a single medium, each piece meditates upon perception, while drawing on the framework of architecture and design. Maisel selects objects and meticulously arranges them into a temporary still life. In the controlled environment of the studio, Maisel photographs the tableau and makes subtle adjustments between each frame by repositioning, introducing, or extracting elements; he captures each intervention sequentially before finally dismantling the structures.

San Francisco Camerawork

San Francisco Camerawork is a non-profit art organization dedicated to innovative photography. Founded in 1974, SF Camerawork’s mission is to encourage and support emerging artists to explore new directions and ideas in the photographic arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, we strive to create an engaging platform for artistic exploration as well as community involvement and inquiry. The spacious and light filled gallery is located on Market street in the Civic Center/Central Market district and is free and open ...

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