Men Looking: “Albrecht Durer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance” Cincinnati Art Museum, November 17-February 11, 2018

Men Looking: “Albrecht Durer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance” Cincinnati Art Museum, November 17-February 11, 2018

The Reformation had its 500th anniversary this year. A movement that changed the ways Europeans read, worshipped, traded, and slaughtered each other, it also had the potential to c...

Frank Herrmann, Slayer of Dragons Solo Exhibition, "New Works", Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts December 1, 2017 through January 28, 2018

Frank Herrmann, Slayer of Dragons Solo Exhibition, “New Works”, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts December 1, 2017 through January 28, 2018

Painter extraordinaire Frank Herrmann means what he says. In a 2016 interview, Herrmann stated: “Never wait for the great idea or wait for the perfect moment when the work has st...

Étranger Résident: La Collection Marin Karmitz (Resident Alien: the Marin Karmitz Collection), La maison rouge, Paris, October 15, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Étranger Résident: La Collection Marin Karmitz (Resident Alien: the Marin Karmitz Collection), La maison rouge, Paris, October 15, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Bittersweet is a term often used to describe simultaneous positive and negative feelings. What I felt recently upon leaving the exhibition Étranger Résident: La Collection Marin ...

“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones,” Taft Museum of Art, through February 18, 2018.

“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones,” Taft Museum of Art, through February 18, 2018.

“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones” complements the Taft Museum of Art’s “Elegant Geometry: British and American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts” exhibition. (See aeq...

Best Fiction of 2017

Best Fiction of 2017

In spite of entire months going by with little fiction of note, 2017 did give serious readers some terrific fiction.  Part of the problem is that publications offering book review...

December 2017


Men Looking: “Albrecht Durer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance” Cincinnati Art Museum, November 17-February 11, 2018
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The Reformation had its 500th anniversary this year. A movement that changed the ways Europeans read, worshipped, traded, and slaughtered each other, it also had the potential to c...

Frank Herrmann, Slayer of Dragons Solo Exhibition, “New Works”, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts December 1, 2017 through January 28, 2018
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Painter extraordinaire Frank Herrmann means what he says. In a 2016 interview, Herrmann stated: “Never wait for the great idea or wait for the perfect moment when the work has st...

Étranger Résident: La Collection Marin Karmitz (Resident Alien: the Marin Karmitz Collection), La maison rouge, Paris, October 15, 2017 – January 21, 2018
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Bittersweet is a term often used to describe simultaneous positive and negative feelings. What I felt recently upon leaving the exhibition Étranger Résident: La Collection Marin ...

“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones,” Taft Museum of Art, through February 18, 2018.
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“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones” complements the Taft Museum of Art’s “Elegant Geometry: British and American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts” exhibition. (See aeq...

Best Fiction of 2017
Dec 23, 2017 | by | Read →

In spite of entire months going by with little fiction of note, 2017 did give serious readers some terrific fiction.  Part of the problem is that publications offering book review...

In Celebration of Civic Pride: Hotel Covington’s Amazing Creation
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On the opposite Ohio River shore from The Queen City, Covington, Kentucky was established in 1815. Ever since its founding, Covington has lived in the shadow of earlier, larger, an...

The Half Hour Hold: Subjective Stare-Downs with Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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How long do you regard a singular work in a museum or gallery? Here are two different approaches: Supposing we made a pact with a painting and agreed to sit down and look at it, on...

“Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco” Fails to Fire
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Inside Frary Dining Hall at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, beyond extensive rows of tables and chairs, one encounters a singular sight atop the arched central panel of the back w...

Posthumanism and Catharsis: JJ Brine’s “Vector Gallery”
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  “You mean Messiah?” JJ Brine hastily corrects me when I quizzically point at the two McDonalds logos on Vector Gallery’s wall, probing him about his interest in select...

The Great Ecstasy of ‘Koukotsu Moji”
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The knowledge imposes a pattern, and falsifies, For the pattern is new in every moment And every moment is a new and shocking Valuation of all we have been.            ...

Kathy Gore Fuss at Prographica/KDR
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The Pacific Northwest suffers every year under rainy skies. Some locals soak up the darkness and put that energy into their art. A different energy emerges from Kathy Gore FussR...

Review of Lloyd Library exhibition
Dec 23, 2017 | by | Read →

Perhaps the most seasonal exhibition in town right now is “Winter Greens: Seasonal Illustrations from the Lloyd Library.” The Library, at 917 Plum Street in downtown Cincinnati...

Fotofolio: Tori Gagne
Dec 23, 2017 | by | Read →

“Moonlit Dance Series” Tori’s statement: The story of the horse has a long legacy in art, mythology, war, literature and more. These images poetically express the qualities a...

Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec 23, 2017 | by | Read →

“To spend time in Miami is to acquire a certain fluency in cognitive dissonance.” – Joan Didion Both Miami and art fairs in general leave one feeling simultaneously elated an...

Failure in Progress // Zephyr Gallery
Dec 23, 2017 | by | Read →

In 2014, Zephyr launched an ongoing Project series with curated proposal-based exhibitions as well as collaborations with universities, colleges, and cultural institutions. Project...

Doug McGlumphy: “Regular Guy Monuments”, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery December 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018
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What is regular? In Doug McGlumphy’s artist’s statement accompanying his exhibition now showing at the Weston Gallery in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, he states that in this serie...

American Sign Museum: A Look at a Century of Signs
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  The American Sign Museum is off the beaten path.  Hidden away in Camp Washington is a national museum devoted solely to signs. Located on 1330 Monmouth Ave., the museum is ...

Fur-Free
Dec 23, 2017 | by | Read →

Earlier this fall, we explored in two separate articles how the face of fashion has changed. First we delved into the past while visiting the Fashion and Technology installation in...

Team B Architecture and Design
Dec 23, 2017 | by | Read →

Editor’s Note:  Aeqai is pleased to republish Megan Bickel’s interview with Team B  The inverview was originally published on Five-Dots. Team B Architecture & Design (mad...

Gibbs Rounsavall
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Editor’s Note:  Aeqai is pleased to republish Megan Bickel’s interview with Gibbs Rounsavall. The interview was originally published on Five-Dots. Gibbs Rounsavall compares hi...

November 2017


Framing the Air: “Cole Carothers: 40 Years & New Works” at Caza Sikes, November 3-27, 2017
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As you walk into Caza Sikes in Oakley to see the ambitious mini-retrospective of Cole Carothers’s paintings, you are greeted by a large scale self-portrait called “Livestrong&#...

“Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry,” National Gallery of Art, through Jan. 21, 2018
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I think one of the appeals of 17th-century Dutch genre painting is that the narratives they present are familiar to us.  Lutes may be in short supply today, but guitars and other...

How a Czechoslovakian Artist Promoted the Modern Woman Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau, Dayton Art Institute September 16 through December 31, 2017
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Like Impressionism, with its wild brushstrokes and look of abandon in representing the world shocked the smug Parisian Salon art community, so too, Art Noveau originally was intend...

Clavilux: Paintings by Cedric Michael Cox at Cincinnati Art Underground
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

In his most characteristic paintings, Cedric Cox fractures the world in order to bring it to a new whole.  The recent work of this gifted local artist is on display in a solo exhi...

“Elegant Geometry: British and American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts,” Taft Museum of Art, through January 21, 2018
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Girls aren’t good at math, but don’t tell that to the makers of the 19 mosaic patchwork quilts, made between 1776 and1890 in England and America, in “Elegant Geometry: Bri...

The Affect of Serenity: “Table of Elements”
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Charles Woodman is a multifaceted new media artist, whose work spans the semblance of public art forums, temporal installations, documentary modes, and multi-channel projections. A...

A Cincinnati Artist Finds Meaning in a 2,000 Year Old Poem Dynamic New Paintings by Kim Krause Marta Hewett Gallery, October 6 through December 2, 2017
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

“Nothing seems that certain”1 is a great operating procedure for an artist to generate new work.  This is what Kim Krause believes and it is clearly manifested in his new solo...

Defiant Couplings: “Bridges Not Walls” at the Art Academy of Cincinnati
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Even as the US federal government renounces Obama-era efforts to improve relations with Cuba, the Art Academy of Cincinnati is displaying the results of several years of artistic c...

Fotofolio: Luc Busquin
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

“Atop the Troposphere” Luc’s statement: Inspired by Saint-Exupéry books [‘The Little Prince’], I chose to become an airline pilot. From 1926 until his death in a plane c...

RE-ART: Celebrating 70 years of Israeli Independence
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Imagine what happens if you combine five artists from Netanya, Israel, five artists from Cincinnati, Ohio, a fanciful algorithm and a common theme exploring The Many Faces of Israe...

“Shasta Geaux Pop” – an intersection of Hip Hop and performance
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Grab a drink. Come in, enjoy the music. The lights are low but the energy is high. The DJ is playing ‘Hot in Herre’ by Nelly. You haven’t heard it in years. People are da...

A Richardsonian Romanesque Treasure: The San Marco Apartment Building of East Walnut Hills
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Traveling in our vehicles from Point A to Point B, we often take for granted some exceptional buildings in passing them by mindlessly.  One of these buildings deserving greater at...

“Yes!” at Cincinnati Art Galleries
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Those who missed the engaging exhibition “Yes!” at Cincinnati Art Galleries, 225 East 6th Street in downtown Cincinnati (October 27 through November 25) are not wholly out of l...

Miniature Boxes:  From Craft to Fine Art
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

People often think of miniatures as little more than dollhouses.  They can be a fresh and contemporary way to look at the world and have moved away from the purview of the artisan...

“Posing for the Camera: Gifts from Robert B. Menschel,” National Gallery of Art (NGA), through January 18, 2018
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The title of the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition “Posing for the Camera” is a bit of a misnomer since quite a number of the 70-some photographs feature people caught una...

Joyce Garner, cul-de-sac at Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Garner Narrative currently has a group of paintings by the gallery’s owner, Joyce Garner. Garner’s paintings about family, currently installed at Garner Narrative in Louisville...

Math is Hard, and Beautiful (In Context): The Concinnitas Portfolio at Krakow Witkin Gallery
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

 Mathematicians generally agree that beauty does exist in the structural beauty of theorems and proofs, even if most of the time it is largely visible only to mathematicians thems...

Banz Studios – A New Addition to the Gallery Scene in Greater Cincinnati
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Banz Studios, another new art gallery, has joined a group of other galleries recently opened in Cincinnati.  Owner and art consultant Allison Banzhaf opened her gallery at 317 W. ...

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s “A Kind of Freedom”
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s debut novel, ” A Kind of Freedom”, is powerful, sensitive, all too human.  The author follows three generations of an African-America...

Eleanor Hender’s “Ten Thousand Saints”
Nov 26, 2017 | by | Read →

Eleanor Henderson’s debut novel, “Ten Thousand Saints”, was one of the best novels of about three years ago.  Henderson has an amazing talent, first and foremost...


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  • December 2017 Issue of Aeqai Online

    The December Aeqai has just posted.  It’s full of reviews from the region, and from cities as far away as both Paris and Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Seattle. (W...