I’ve Got a Match Exhibition Opening

Our fourth exhibition, I’ve Got a Match: Highlights from the Chris Glass Matchcover Archive+Research Centre, opened on Final Friday, 26 Aug 2016 and featured never-before displayed artifacts from the collection of Phillumenist and People’s Liberty fellow Chris Glass. A custom bouquet by Over-the-Rhine florist Gia & the Blooms complemented the usual spread of tiny food and drinks. Our recently hired security detail controlled the rowdy crowd, and guests enjoyed free swag in the form of custom matchboxes and tiny textbooks.

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Chris Glass Matchcover Archive+Research Centre Trip

This week, our team had the honor of visiting the Chris Glass Matchcover Archive+Research Centre in Northside, Cincinnati, to assess the scope of the collection and to curate our selections for the upcoming exhibition, I’ve Got a Match, opening Fri 26 Aug 2016.

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To learn more about phillumeny and the history of matchcovers, please check out this entertaining, educational video.

Staff Trip to Mmuseumm

The tiny staff of Ledge Gallery recently had the pleasure of visiting Mmuseumm and closely investigating its many varied exhibitions. Housed in a freight elevator in an alley in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, the museum is actually substantially larger than our own gallery space:

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Detail of The Cornflake Taxonomy, from the collection of Anne Griffiths:

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Detail of Designing for the Blind: Redirected Sensory Information, from the collection of Mmuseumm:

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Detail of Lineage of the Body Bottle: 1937-Present, from the collection of Sally Thurer:

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Detail of Nothing, Which of Course Is More Than Nothing, from the collection of Nature? God?

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Lilliputian Landscapes Exhibition Opening

Our third exhibition, Lilliputian Landscapes, opened on Final Friday, 29 Jul 2016, and represented the first time our staff worked with a contemporary artist on developing a brand-new body of work to debut in the space. Phil Armstrong delivered as promised, offering up a scale-appropriate investigation of diminutive Cincinnati buildings.

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Our staff cartographer developed an original map of each location, which was used for each didactic.

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The Tinytown Appreciation Society is working in conjunction with PhotoCorps on an upcoming photowalk of all the sites illustrated in this exhibition. The gallery, open by appointment only, will welcome all walk participants. Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram to find out the details!

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Reception attendees included the charmingly tiny Clifty.

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Normal-sized attendees got completely out of hand, necessitating the hire of a security detail for subsequent receptions.

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Jesse Fox photographed the exhibition for an upcoming CityBeat story. Look for it on 10 Aug 2016!

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