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Of A Dream

10/30/21, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The promo image for the show "Of A Dream"

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is pleased to present Of a Dream, an exhibition by Caroline Bell. Please join us for a reception on Final Friday, October 29, from 5 to 8pm.

Artist’s statement about the exhibition:

“I had the opportunity this past summer to visit a place that has existed in my dreams for almost 20 years. In 2005 I was with my family visiting relatives in Montana; during our stay we explored Tom Miner Basin. Archival family photographs examine this encounter and anchor the initial confrontation with the landscape. I was 10 years old and immediately enchanted, Tom Miner Basin was so profound that I would visit it in my dreams, reliving the memory over and over again. Through poetry, I manifest this dream, working through my initial memory and towards understanding the subconscious connection between myself and nature. When visiting this past summer, I was re-confronted by this landscape, reliving my dream and re-experiencing the memory. This re-confrontation has been translated through large color photographs, blurring the lines of reality and dreams, and continues to explore the relationship between woman and nature.”

About the artist:

Caroline Bell is a film photographer and mixed-media artist located in Cincinnati, OH. Her work explores themes of the body, the relationships between woman and nature, space, and stillness from the lens of a female artist. Bell’s work varies from film photography, alternative photographic printing methods, botanical sculptures, installations, and video works. By creating a space for female agency, the artist creates a new narrative where female artists, like herself, are empowered, uplifted, and in control.

 Exhibition Details and Contact Information:

 WHO:              Caroline Bell, artist and AAC alum

WHAT:            Of a Dream, an art exhibition

WHEN:            October 29—November 28, 2021

Reception: Friday, October 29th, 2021, 5:00—8:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

Monday—Friday: 9:00 am—9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am—5:00 pm

Closed November 24—26 (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Note: All visitors must wear face coverings and practice social distancing (maintaining at least six feet of distance from others) while on the AAC campus.


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm