No. 430: Alison Rossiter, David Maisel

Episode No. 430 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Alison Rossiter and David Maisel.

Rossiter is featured in “Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs” at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition shares photographs from the Getty’s rich collection that have never been shown at the museum, including many Rossiters. The exhibition is organized by Jim Ganz in collaboration with Mazie Harris, Virginia Heckert, Karen Hellman, Arpad Kovacs, Amanda Maddox, and Paul Martineau. It’s on view through March 8.

On March 6, Yossi Milo Gallery in New York will debut new Rossiters in “Substance of Density.” It will remain on view through April 25.

In just the last couple years, Rossiter has been featured in group exhibitions at the George Eastman Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, the High Museum of Art, the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, the New York Public Library, the Tate Modern, the Denver Art Museum, the Musee de l’ELysee and Lausanne and the Centre for COntemporary Photography, Melbourne. In 2017 Radius published “Alison Rossiter: Expired Paper.” Amazon offers it for $40.

On the second segment, Maisel discusses his new book “Proving Ground.” The book presents aerial and on-site photographs made at Dugway Proving Ground, a military facility covering nearly 800,000 acres south of Salt Lake City. The U.S. government uses Dugway to develop, test and implement chemical and biological weaponry and related defense programs. The book is an extended meditation on land use in the American West, secrecy, and the dangers present in that which we can and cannot see. MAN Podcast host Tyler Green wrote an essay for the book. It was published by Radius. Amazon lists it for $65.

Maisel’s upcoming exhibitions include “The Expanded Field” at New York’s Edwynn Houk Gallery opening March 28; and “Desolation Desert” at San Francisco’s Haines Gallery opening April 16.

Air date: January 30, 2020.

Alison Rossiter, Toaster, 1979-80, Montreal.

Alison Rossiter, Gas Burner, 1979-80, Montreal.

Alison Rossiter, Iron, 1979-80.

Alison Rossiter, Pink Feather Duster from the Bridal Satin series, 1983, 20 x 16 inches (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

Alison Rossiter, Red Duster, from the Bridal Satin series, 1983, 20×16 inches (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Alison Rossiter, White Soap Bottle, from the Bridal Satin series, 1983, 20×16 inches (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Alison Rossiter, Windex Bottle, 1986, photogram (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

Alison Rossiter, Principia No. 14, 1997.

Alison Rossiter, Kant on Moral Practice (Rex P. Stevens), 1997.

Alison Rossiter, Light horse drawing, after Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, 2009. 20 x 24 inches unique silver gelatin print.

Alison Rossiter, Eastman Kodak Kodabromide E3, expired May 1946, processed 2007. 10 x 8 inches

Alison Rossiter, Eastman Kodak Azo 4, expired 1925, processed 2014, 7 x 5 inches.

Alison Rossiter, Darko Rough, exact expiration date unknown, ca.1930s, processed 2011, 7 x 5 inches.

Alison Rossiter, Tarnish, Imperial Self Toning paper, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1910s, unprocessed fragment, 2 3 4 x 2 1 2 inches.

Alison Rossiter, Defender Argo, expired September 1911, processed 2014 (#1), 5 x 7 inches.

Alison Rossiter, Defender Argo, expired September 1911, processed 2014 (#6), 5 x 7 inches.

Alison Rossiter, Kilborn Acme Kruxo, exact expiration unknown, ca. 1940s, processed 2013, 5 x 7 inches.

Alison Rossiter, Eastman Kodak Velvet Velox, expired December 1926, processed 2014, 5 x 7 inches.

Alison Rossiter, Eastman Kodak Azo, expired July 1925, processed 2014, 5 x 7 inches.

Alison Rossiter, Agfa Brovira Kashmir White, expired June 1946, processed 2015, diptych, 10 x 8 inches each print.

Alison Rossiter, Agfa Cykora, expired December 1944, processed 2014, diptych, 10 x 8 inches each print.

Alison Rossiter, Ansco Cyko, expired September 1915, processed 2017, quad, 7 x 5 inches each print.

Alison Rossiter, Silvered Darko, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1900s, processed 2016, quad, 4 1 4 x 3 1 4 inches each print.

Alison Rossiter, Eastman Kodak Elite, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1980s, processed 2016, quad, 20 x 16 inches each print.

Installation view of Alison Rossiter, Compendium 1898-1919 in “Anna Atkins Refracted” at the New York Public Library, 2018.

Alison Rossiter, Compendium 1898, 1900, 2018.

Alison Rossiter, Compendium 1905 -1909, 2018.

Alison Rossiter, Compendium, 1911-1913, 2018.

Proving Ground book cover. Detail, Downwind Grid 04, 2014.

David Maisel, Proving Ground, Rope Grid 01, 2014.

David Maisel, Proving Ground, Downwind Grid 04, 2014.

David Maisel, Proving Ground, Referee Module Interior_5370_04, 2014.

David Maisel, Proving Ground, Air Force Target Grid Building 4, 2014.

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