Mar 07 - Mar 11 2011
Photographs: Cornell Cast Collection

Olive Tjaden Gallery
Reception: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 5-7PM
Danielle Mericle presents a photographs of Cornell's collection of plaster casts.  The casts originally functioned as a teaching tool in the late 19th century, but became obsolete in the early 20th century as professors turned to photography to illustrate their lectures.  The overriding sentiment was that the casts, as copies, were no longer of value.  Most of them are now in a warehouse on the outskirts of Ithaca, in a state of extreme disrepair.

An exhibition of her photographs will be mounted in tandem with Professor Alexandridis' conference, class, and cast exhibition.  A publication of the photographs will also be produced.