Saturday, December 31, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Aldo Mersui at Chaffee Art Center in Rutland

Locked in Time: Photographs by Aldo Mersui

Locked in Time is back at the Chaffee Art Center for a second exhibit of photographs by Aldo Merusi. The first exhibit took place in January 2010, and because of the popularity, a second exhibit was scheduled. This second Locked in Time exhibit features over 100 new photographs selected by Dr. Richard Brown. Aldo Merusi was the chief photographer at the Rutland Herald from 1937-1974 capturing images of Vermont individuals and events across nearly four decades and virtually the entire state. The Merusi Archive at the Rutland Herald consists of nearly 30,000 photographic negatives, and this exhibit represents a very small percentage of his life's work.

The photos in the exhibit were made from the original negatives which were scanned into digital files, and then printed. Except for adjusting the contrast to make a "readable" image, the photos have not been manipulated.

Locked in Time will open on January 13, 2012 and will be on display through February 11. There will be an opening reception on Saturday January 14, from 4-7 PM, at the Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, VT. Photos in the exhibit will be for sale. The Locked in Time exhibit is sponsored by the Rutland Herald.