The FARGO HOUSE Gallery: Caitlin Cass. Benjamin Rathbun Builds Buffalo. Winter 2015
Caitlin Cass makes comics, drawings and counterfeit museum exhibits that folklorize historic failures. Her current work tells the story of Buffalo’s great capitalist, Benjamin Rathbun, a 19th century developer who is said to have erected 99 buildings in the year 1835 alone. Through comics and drawings, Cass commiserates with Rathbun as he builds Buffalo, buys Niagara Falls, forges bank notes and ends up imprisoned in a building of his own making.
Cass’s work has been exhibited at The Corcoran College of Art and Design, The Burchfield Penney Art Center, The Niagara Falls History Museum, and The Print Center at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China. She was Artist-In-Residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium and an Artist Fellow at The Contemporary Artist Center Woodside in Troy, NY. Her comics have appeared in The Chicago Reader, Artvoice, The Public and on Toronto's subway monitors (presented by Art For Commuters). Cass holds a BA in Great Books from St. John’s College and an MFA in Visual studies from The University at Buffalo. She lives and works in Buffalo, NY.
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