Cameron Rowland. Leveler (Extension) Rings for Manhole Openings. 2016

Cameron Rowland Leveler (Extension) Rings for Manhole Openings 2016

  • Not on view

Manhole leveler rings are cast by prisoners in Elmira Correctional Facility. When roads are repaved, they are used to adjust the height of manhole openings and maintain the smooth surface of the road. Work on public roads, which was central to the transition from convict leasing to the chain gang, continues within many prison labor programs. The road is a public asset, instrumental to commercial development.

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Gallery label from 2016.
Cast aluminum, pallet, distributed by Corcraft
Overall 11 × 118 × 127" (27.9 × 299.7 × 322.6 cm)
Rental at cost with funds provided by the Fund for the Twenty-First Century
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Painting and Sculpture

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