Emily Jones

Take Back The Night

April 27 – April 30, 2011


Emily Jones was born with the Dene on the tundra, painted at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA 2004), and practiced conceptual art in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Sept-Nov 2006). She is now completing a graduate degree at the University of Chicago (MFA 2011) in Hyde Park where she watches Youtube.

In her art, Jones suggests that sensitivity to topical issues is predominately a matter of our relationship to the respective genres that mobilize them, rather than what’s innate to the issues themselves. Likewise, the substance of her art is as much its subject matter as it is the void of artistic or moral directives. For over a year she has been working exclusively with African-American actor Darren Jones on video performances called The Emancipation Of The Women.

Take Back The Night is the first public presentation of that work, less the initial recording that played somewhere at the groundbreaking of the Logan Center last year and will play here this May 18-21.

Emily’s videos are distributed in part by V-Tape (Toronto), but she also gives them away.