Wards of Time: Photographs of Antiquities by Larry Merrill

April 20 – August 5, 2018
Wards of Time: Photographs of Antiquities by Larry Merrill includes a selection of images from an ongoing series by Rochester photographer Larry Merrill. In this work, Merrill directs our gaze, magnifying and abstracting the texture and tonal variations of ancient sculptures that signify the accrual of time. As part of the series, Merrill visited the Memorial Art Gallery’s collection and photographed 3rd century BCE miniature sculpted Egyptian heads, which will be on view adjacent to their photographs. Merrill’s photographs offer a reflection on time and decay, on the museum artifact, on history, and on our own mortality.

Read the article in the DandC: “Larry Merrill photos capture stunning look at ancient sculptures” by Robin Flanigan



Thursday, May 3 | Illustrated Talk with Larry Merrill | 7 pm
Merrill will talk about his photographs in the Lockhart Gallery of Greek and Roman antiquities, called Wards of Time. The talk will center on how a new body of work is born and developed.

Friday, June 1 | Print sale and book signing | 5-9 pm
This piece (left) is a limited edition, signed print donated by Merrill in two sizes, with all proceeds going to MAG. Crabapples, 2015 will be available for purchase at The Store @ MAG. Merrill’s book, Pedestrian Photographs is an exhibition catalog and will also be available for purchase.

All photography, Larry Merrill