Distant Vistas and Closer Looks: “The Poetry of Nature:  Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society” at Taft Museum of Art, October 5, 2019-January 12, 2020

Distant Vistas and Closer Looks: “The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society” at Taft Museum of Art, October 5, 2019-January 12, 2020

I grew up in New York, and so the Hudson River was the river of my childhood. As a child, I thought of it starting in New York City rather than ending there, and then it went, stra...

Stride Piano on Canvas: Robert Colescott at the Contemporary Arts Center

Stride Piano on Canvas: Robert Colescott at the Contemporary Arts Center

More than thirty years after Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center staged a mid-career celebration of Robert Colescott, the arts center has assembled the first survey of his life...

"Women Breaking Boundaries" Cincinnati Art Museum from October 11–April 12, 2020

“Women Breaking Boundaries” Cincinnati Art Museum from October 11–April 12, 2020

In this the one-hundredth anniversary of the Women’s Suffragette Movement, the Cincinnati Art Museum joins numerous museums across America to focus on and celebrate women’s equ...

Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia & Resistance at the 21C Museum Hotel Cincinnati

Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia & Resistance at the 21C Museum Hotel Cincinnati

In the exhibition “Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia & Resistance”, 21C Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites assembles an impressive group of international artists whose work subverts...

“Paintings by Bessie and Herman Wessel from the Estate of Helen Wessel,” Cincinnati Art Galleries, through November 23, 2019

“Paintings by Bessie and Herman Wessel from the Estate of Helen Wessel,” Cincinnati Art Galleries, through November 23, 2019

“They (Herman and Bessie Wessel) believed that recording the infinitely varied pageantry of the visible world with paint was an exceedingly and challenging pursuit; one that dwel...

October 2019


Distant Vistas and Closer Looks: “The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society” at Taft Museum of Art, October 5, 2019-January 12, 2020
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I grew up in New York, and so the Hudson River was the river of my childhood. As a child, I thought of it starting in New York City rather than ending there, and then it went, stra...

Stride Piano on Canvas: Robert Colescott at the Contemporary Arts Center
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

More than thirty years after Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center staged a mid-career celebration of Robert Colescott, the arts center has assembled the first survey of his life...

“Women Breaking Boundaries” Cincinnati Art Museum from October 11–April 12, 2020
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

In this the one-hundredth anniversary of the Women’s Suffragette Movement, the Cincinnati Art Museum joins numerous museums across America to focus on and celebrate women’s equ...

Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia & Resistance at the 21C Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

In the exhibition “Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia & Resistance”, 21C Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites assembles an impressive group of international artists whose work subverts...

“Paintings by Bessie and Herman Wessel from the Estate of Helen Wessel,” Cincinnati Art Galleries, through November 23, 2019
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“They (Herman and Bessie Wessel) believed that recording the infinitely varied pageantry of the visible world with paint was an exceedingly and challenging pursuit; one that dwel...

“Diagrams of the Unseeable”: Photography by Olivia Parker at the Peabody Essex Museum
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

“She has an interesting eye… but it’s wildly different than anything I would hang in my house.” I overheard a woman say that to her friend in “Order of Imagination,” a ...

Future Retrieval’s Leaves of Plates Launches a New Artist-in-Residence Program at the Lloyd Library and Museum
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

Earlier this year, the Lloyd Library and Museum in downtown Cincinnati, OH, launched their Artist-in-Residence program with an aim to enrich and bolster support for the arts. Recip...

“AutoUpdate”: The Future of Photographic Arts
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

Cincinnati appreciators of art are, at this point, more than likely familiar with the FotoFocus Biennial. Every other year since 2010 FotoFocus has brought compelling, intellectual...

A Bowling Pin Turned Sideways Becomes a Lopsided Way to Signify Infinity: Jim Condron at Wilson College’s Cooley Art Gallery
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

Jim Condron’s newest show, “You Never Wash It Off Completely,” was commissioned by Wilson College as part of its sesquicentennial celebration and will run until December 15th...

September Diencephalon at Institute 193
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

“I thought, maybe you have to choose between happiness and truth and that is when I had my five imaginary children and I became happy.” And Other Self-Affirming Quasi-Truths by...

Printed Voices from Lebanon: Social and Cultural Reflections
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

Lebanon has endured a tumultuous 45 years. Transitioning from the site of the “Paris of the Middle East” to a 15 year civil war, and the presence of Syrian troops for 2...

Erotics of the Anthropocene: Margaret Smithers-Crump’s “Breaking Point”
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

A taut crimson thread inscribes a tension between two forms, not so much seen as felt. It wraps around a smooth basalt stone on the gallery’s floor, extending some feet up to a s...

Fotofolio: Evelyn Sosa
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

Selections from “Retrato Femenino”.  Series in progress since 2011 About Evelyn Sosa: Evelyn Sosa Rojas was born in 1989 in Havana, Cuba where she lives and works. Sos special...

“Art in Bloom” at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

By its nature, Art in Bloom at the Cincinnati Art Museum comes and goes quickly in its biennial appearances. This year’s took place October 17 – 20 and as usual brightened ...

Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati Offers Unusual Tours and Lectures
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

Decorative Arts Society of Cincinnati has a long tradition in town.   In 1981 Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kreines joined a few like-minded friends who enjoyed learning more about decora...

The New Wave of Sustainability
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

Let’s face it. It’s a scary world out there. Even if your daily wardrobe consists primarily of rose-colored glasses, one can’t deny our world is going through changes of seis...

Susan Choi’s “Trust Exercise”
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

I almost stopped reading “Trust Exercise”, by Susan Choi, about a third of the way into the novel, and I cannot tell you how glad I am that I didn’t.  It’s...

Kevin Barry’s “Night Boat to Tangier”
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

“Night Boat to Tangier”, by Irish novelist Kevin Barry, is nothing short of magnificent. Two Irish-born men, Maurice and Charlie, now middle-aged or slightly older, fin...

Alexi Zentner’s “Copperhead”
Oct 26, 2019 | by | Read →

“Copperhead”, a new novel by Alexi Zentner, is essential reading in today’s politically overcharged era. Inventing a university clearly based upon Cornell, in ups...

September 2019


The Bent and Biologized Bodies of Oktay Ince’s Breakages
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

In my home country, Turkey, the amorphous term “terrorist” has adopted folk-lore speculative projections: from a baklava magnate to journalist dissenters and high school teache...

IMPACTFUL INTERSECTIONALITY IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Intersectionality, a deconstructionist critical theory that attempts to identify how different aspects of political and social discrimination overlap and impact marginalized member...

Enduring Attractions: Ritual and Play at the Caza Sikes Gallery
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

The Art of the Automaton at Caza Sikes Gallery in Oakley boasts an array of interactive machines designed by seven artists from across the United States. They have honed their craf...

The Company You Keep: “Tiger Lily Press 40th Anniversary Exhibition” at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, August 3-September 14, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Some art work we are likely to do alone, as little outside assistance is required: street photography, for example, or sketching wildflowers in the woods, or singing in the shower....

“Emanate”: Light, Time and Art
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Through October 10-13, the city will roll out the massive, citywide light-based art spectacle BLINK for the second time after a successful first go around in 2017. The outdoor fest...

On Posthuman Ecology and Affective Omnicide: Eros as Excess and Misguided Solution-Building
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

On September 4th, I eagerly trekked to the Brooklyn gallery Art in General in order to attend the opening reception of Caitlin Berrigan’s highly anticipated exhibition, ̶...

“Fearful Symmetry: A Multimedia Installation by Alice Pixley Young,” Taft Museum of Art, through December 1, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

The name Alice Pixley Young sounded familiar to me, and it should have: I have reviewed her work twice for aeqai: “Looking Glass: Work by Alice Pixley Young” at the now close...

Fotofolio: Raul Canibano
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Selections from “Tierra Guajira”, “Sunset”, and “Foto Ciudad” About Raul: Raúl Cañibano Ercilla is based in Havana as an advertising photographer. Born in 1961, his w...

FRoNKenstein
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

FRoNKenstein, iconoclastic artist Robert Fronk’s current show, is a diverse sampling of the many avenues down which Fronk’s talents and inclination have taken him.  Th...

First Edition: A Celebration of the Medium of Printmaking, 1628
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

It would be difficult to write about artwork being shown at 1628 without a nod first to the space itself. The gallery situated in the 1628 Co-working space is unlike more tradition...

It’s From My Heart
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Alice Weston, farewell: Working with Alice on her book “Remembering” registered deeply with me, as Alice was an elusive character to many. If I were to film her in a se...

Carnegie Center for Art and History: New Albany, Indiana’s Hidden Gem
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

“It’s where art meets history.  Where the past finds the future.  Where creativity, community and culture collide in expected ways.  And, it’s where you make a difference....

Colson Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys”
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

“The Nickel Boys” is Colson Whitehead’s follow-up novel to his much praised, Pulitzer-prize winning novel “The Underground Railroad”.  Whitehead appe...

Tea Obreht’s “Inland”
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

Tea Obreht’s second novel, “Inland” , may be even more phenomenal than her superb debut novel, “The Tiger’s Wife”.  Both have appeared within 1...

Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s “Fleishman Is In Trouble”
Sep 28, 2019 | by | Read →

The reader’s response to Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s novel “Fleishman Is In Trouble”–which, amazingly, has been nominated for The National Book Award̵...


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