Half an Index: “Signature Scheurer: A Retrospective of the Works of Michael Scheurer”  at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, April 28-June 18, 2017

Half an Index: “Signature Scheurer: A Retrospective of the Works of Michael Scheurer” at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, April 28-June 18, 2017

Sometime in the 1980s, Michael Scheurer came across an Italian toy called a Puncherino. A Puncherino is a little like what in my neighborhood we called a BoLo, a toy for one which ...

The Way of Everyday Life: Clint Woods at the KHAC

The Way of Everyday Life: Clint Woods at the KHAC

“The work of art employs a triggering device – a call to seek and reflect – that makes conscious what has been buried in the unconscious, drawing the viewer into awareness....

“Wordly: John M. Bennett/Fred Ellenberger/Avril Thurman,” The Carnegie, closed

“Wordly: John M. Bennett/Fred Ellenberger/Avril Thurman,” The Carnegie, closed

Curated by Peter Huttinger, “Wordly” is the perfect title for this exhibition featuring John M. Bennett, Fred Ellenberger, and Avril Thurman and focusing on words as text or gr...

Would you like a Lozenge? A Studio Visit with Angela Heisch

Would you like a Lozenge? A Studio Visit with Angela Heisch

As this past semester of graduate school ended, I was not sure if I would make the trip to New York or not. My anxiety was forestalling my plans as it often does, and I was tether ...

Profile of Sara Pearce

Profile of Sara Pearce

Sara Caswell Pearce makes art with verve, gusto and infinite care. She delights in doing it. This artist is most regularly a print maker and collage artist, and she works in two sm...

May/June 2017


Half an Index: “Signature Scheurer: A Retrospective of the Works of Michael Scheurer” at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, April 28-June 18, 2017
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Sometime in the 1980s, Michael Scheurer came across an Italian toy called a Puncherino. A Puncherino is a little like what in my neighborhood we called a BoLo, a toy for one which ...

The Way of Everyday Life: Clint Woods at the KHAC
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

“The work of art employs a triggering device – a call to seek and reflect – that makes conscious what has been buried in the unconscious, drawing the viewer into awareness....

“Wordly: John M. Bennett/Fred Ellenberger/Avril Thurman,” The Carnegie, closed
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Curated by Peter Huttinger, “Wordly” is the perfect title for this exhibition featuring John M. Bennett, Fred Ellenberger, and Avril Thurman and focusing on words as text or gr...

Would you like a Lozenge? A Studio Visit with Angela Heisch
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

As this past semester of graduate school ended, I was not sure if I would make the trip to New York or not. My anxiety was forestalling my plans as it often does, and I was tether ...

Profile of Sara Pearce
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Sara Caswell Pearce makes art with verve, gusto and infinite care. She delights in doing it. This artist is most regularly a print maker and collage artist, and she works in two sm...

The Power of Us
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Nestled in the bustling business district of Oakley Square, C-LINK Gallery is host to The Power of Us and all its fem glory. On display all too briefly, this socially centric exhib...

Rebranding Communism, Deconstructing Dreams, Shooting to Thrill: The Propeller Group at Blaffer
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Listening to a college radio station on my way to Blaffer Art Museum, I heard the song “The American Dream” from the musical “Miss Saigon.” You know—the one with the heli...

“Resplendent Tendencies” Is an Opportunity to Observe an Emerging Artist’s Evolution in Real Time
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Makan Negahban is a self-taught, first generation Iranian-American artist who initially gained attention for his portraits in oil. Only until recently did he start experimenting wi...

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft // The Drawing Center: “Thread Lines”
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

This group exhibition features fifteen artists who utilize sewing, knitting, and weaving to create a wide-range of works that activate the expressive and conceptual potential of li...

Maxime Van Melkebeke
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

 This article is reproduced courtesy of Five-Dots and all images are courtesy of Maxime Van Melkeke. For this edition of Five-Dots, Megan got to chat with Maxime Van Melkebeke via...

Fotofolio – Ellen Cantor
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                                    “Prior Pleasures” Ellen’s statement: In an age w...

Orca Endgame: SeaWorld’s Survival Mission
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Truly, SeaWorld seems like a world in itself. That the aquarium-amusement park hybrid offers an experience unlike any other explains its success since 1964. Surrounded by ambient p...

Area Presses Offer Services to Artists
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Take a trip to OTR to discover the Clay St. Press, Inc.  Located at 1312 Clay St., a back street.  The Press door opens into a small gallery with a press room located behind it. ...

The need for graffiti but dont risk your life for it
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Well to my surprise I found a gem in the original slums of London, Whitechapel, which is a neighborhood known for the atrocious acts of Jack the Ripper in the 1800s. Since then it ...

Mary DeVincentis’ “Fables of the Reconstruction”
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

While I was in New York, during my second day in the city, I finished a studio visit with Angela Heisch, and headed to David & Schweitzer Contemporary to see Mary DeVincentis...

A Gross Mishandling of the Female Nude, From Cool to Warm, Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian New York
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

During my last Saturday in New York I was fortunate to spend the day with perhaps my oldest friend Tania whom I have known for fourteen years. She is true-blue, perhaps one of the ...

We Wear Culture
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

As the world’s top designers showcase their Resort 2018 collections to a waiting-with-baited-breath audience, here’s where we are, as of this writing, as not all of the...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Would’ve Been Could’ve Been But only one was an astute enough navigator through the precarious tunnels, and strong enough to break through the egg’s rigid shell. ...

Kayla Rae Whitaker’s “The Animators”
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

Zoom to your nearest bookstore or library and get ahold of The Animators, by Kayla Rae Whitaker, as it’s by far the best debut novel of 2017.  Ebulliently written and full o...

Pajtim Statovici’s “My Cat Yugoslavia”
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Another intriguing and often brilliant debut novel, Pajtim Statovci’s My Cat Yugoslavia is particularly timely and topical as it deals with the dislocations of immigration. ...

April 2017


Subject Matters: Harvey Osterhoudt and William Renschler at the Iris BookCafé
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

When Harvey Osterhoudt and William Renschler worked together at the Indiana University Art Museum in the 1970s, they began a dialogue about photography that would inform their work...

Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kōsaka Gajin through May 7, 2017 at the Cincinnati Art Museum
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Cincinnati continues to harness the landscape lion: the Taft Museum exhibition of 2016, Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape and two more stunners, the Cincinnati Ar...

Got to Draw: “Drawn: 4th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing” at Manifest Gallery, April 21-May 19, 2017
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

As you work your way through the drawings on view in the pleasant warren of rooms at Manifest Gallery, something wonderful happens when you reach Lucas Bianchi’s “Self Portrait...

COLOR & RHYTHM at the Taft Museum of Art
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

  Cincinnati Artist Cedric Michael Cox is exploring selected pieces from the collection of the Taft Museum of Art in his a new series of acrylics, entitled “Color & ...

Profile of Leslie Shiels
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Leslie Shiels makes paintings and prints as her own response to life, to what she sees around her in solid fact and in underlying meaning. Talking with her, I had the feeling that ...

2nd Letter from Lebanon: Voices from the 32nd Salon d’Automne
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

  Upon my recent return from Lebanon, I wrote a letter in the March aeqai in which I spoke of the prevailing creative energy I found there, a creative energy that permeates ev...

Nishiki Sugawara-Beda: Words Walking
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Nishiki Sugawara-Beda uses painting to cultivate the visual power of written language as she examines the linguistic complexities of meaning. An avid traveler whose curiosity to ex...

Sara Willadsen LESS GLOOM
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Sara Willadsen’s Less Gloom opened at the Rockford University Art Gallery on March twentieth and closed on April twenty-second. I have admired Sara’s work from afar, through th...

Unique Vision Celebrated in Two Exhibitions: Otherwise: Keith Benjamin, Ben Clark, Richard Emry Nickolson at Thunder Sky Gallery Uncanny at Visionaries and Voices Gallery
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

The story of the founding of the Raymond Thunder Sky Gallery and Visions and Voices Gallery, both in Northside, is as compelling as the art that is featured in these spaces. Keith ...

“Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through August 13, 2017
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

As an undergraduate studying art history in the late ’60s, I lusted after a Thonet rocker, which I pronounced “thon-it,” and a hanging Tiffany lamp. I imagined them in a book...

Climax of the next scene, an Outsiders Exploration of Virtual Worlds
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

I’ve always had mixed feelings about video games. I am no gamer but I have spent my fair share of time crouched on the couch maneuvering cartoon characters on a track, adrenaline...

The Enigmatic Visions of a Former Wine Merchant: Jean Dubuffet
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

What makes Jean Dubuffet’s art so captivating? Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962, which closed April 30 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, offered insight into elusive qualities...

Zephyr Gallery: Project 17: Ritual Geography
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Zephyr Gallery has a twenty year history in Louisville, moving from location to location as the community needs and sees fit. Project 17: Ritual Geography is part of an ongoing pro...

Growing Pains and Revolution at the MFAH: Ron Mueck and “Adiós Utopia”
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

I can barely get through a day in Houston—and even international art websites—without seeing Ron Mueck’s sideways head. An alumnus of Jim Henson’s creature shop and fastidi...

Puentes No Muros:  Bridges Not Walls
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Mi Casa es Su Casa – My home is your home – is a Spanish phrase that reflects recent efforts of local artists M. Katherine Hurley and Jens G. Rosenkrantz, Jr., who established ...

KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway; Louisville’s soiree into the couture fashion world
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft has been a part of the Louisville arts community since 1989 (formally the Art and Craft Foundation). Since its opening at its current location ...

Say it with Fashion
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Did she know? Did designer Maria Grazia Chiuri know that in late September, 2016 she would start the modern interpretation of the protest-by-tshirt trend? (reminder: nothing in fas...

Tony Pinto Reignites His Practice through “Artist Seen” at Shoebox Projects
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Spearheaded by Kristine Schomaker, founder of Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, Shoebox Projects is a month-long residency program for Los Angeles-based artists. Not only does Shoebox P...

Rachel Fischer LOW TIDE
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Rachel Fischer’s installation at Box 13 Art Space in Houston, in the Front Box, opened on the eighteenth of March and closed on the twenty-second of April. Oddly enough I was hea...

Fern Canyon: Paintings by Claire Sherman at the KMAC
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

The day that I visited the Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts on Main Street, the sun was shining through their gigantic windows facing out onto Museum Row; and the museum was abuz...

It Girl
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Depending on age and interest in popular culture, the term It Girl means different things to different people. To some it relates to the young starlets of today who seemingly go in...

Kate Carlson’s Running
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Kate Carlson’s “Running” is a beautifully sparely written, nearly minimalist, narrative about three young Western on the run in Athens, Greece. They are two men, ...

Margaret Drabble’s The Dark Flood Rises
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Margaret Drabble is one of England’s finest novelists, along with her equally brilliant novelist sister, A. S. Byatt, although they don’t seem to speak to one another a...

Parisa Reza’s The Gardens of Consolation
May 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Parisa Reza’s novel The Gardens of Consolation is one of the most beautifully written of the year to date.  The Iranian Reza examines the life of a young couple, newly betro...


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