About the artist:
Olivia Corso is a junior Studio Art and English major on the pre-med track at Furman University. With many different passions, she pursues ways in which her love for drawing, photography, creative nonfiction, biology, and anatomy can fuel one another. In doing so, Olivia hopes to one day be a forensic pathologist, a medical illustrator, and a memoirist all rolled in one.
In my series The Collagen Collection, I photographed natural history specimens as part of a collaboration with the Furman University Vertebrae Museum, to combine my passions for biology and photography. My photographs forge a new way of viewing these specimens by abstracting them into new images, so that the viewer will see them as both functioning biological samples and beautiful objects. I focused on the formal qualities of the specimens – shape, form, texture, shadows – highlighted through the simple black backdrop. These photographs rely on the viewer to disassociate the original object from the abstracted image and to find the hidden beauty within their forms.
There will be an artist's reception on April 26th from 7 - 8:30pm.
You can find Olivia's website here.
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