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Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) . v2

02/09/18, 4:00 am - 03/09/18, 12:00 pm

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is pleased to present Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) . v2, an experimental installation curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones and featuring contributions from 200 artists from 16 countries. This exhibition runs from February 9 to March 9, 2018, with a public reception on Final Friday, February 23, from 5–8pm.

About the exhibition, Jones says: “The project came about through a conversation with a friend about how many “friends” we have that we never interact with or who we don’t even really know on the various social media platforms, and how we tend to collect “friends” much like my 11-year-old son collects Pokemon cards. So I wanted to change that, and know the people who came across my screen daily. This project has given me the opportunity to reach out to my Facebook “friends” and start a true friendship and collaboration with them. I asked them each individually to simply send me an email, with an 11” x 8.5” black and white JPG or PDF attached of ANYTHING they wished that had some sort of relationship to their art-making practice. I told them that it could be an image of their current work, a scan of a page out of their sketchbook, or even a receipt from Starbucks, where they stopped to get coffee on the way to the studio. I then printed them out on a standard laser printer and pinned them to the wall with clear push pins in some semblance of a grid.”

To date, the project has been shown 13 times, and the exhibition at the AAC will be its last. Previously, Fiction has been exhibited at:

Corridor / divisible, Dayton, OH, September 2016
Curating Contemporary, online, October 2016
Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany, October 2016
Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, England, December 2016
Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL, December 2016
Class Room, Coventry, England, January 2017
Apothecary, Chattanooga, TN, January 2017
Volunteer State Community College, Nashville, TN, January 2017
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, March 2017
NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA, March 2017
Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, May 2017
Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI, June 2017
Julian Jackson, Brooklyn, NY, October 2017

WHO: Contributions from 200 artists, curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones
WHAT: Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) . v2, an exhibition and social experiment
WHEN: February 9 – March 9, 2018
Final Friday Reception: February 23, 2018, 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 Monday, February 19th, 2018 (Presidents’ Day)
WHERE: Convergys Gallery, 1212 Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine
COST: Gallery Admission and Reception are free and open to the public.


02/09/18, 4:00 am
03/09/18, 12:00 pm
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