Subject Matters: Harvey Osterhoudt and  William Renschler at the Iris BookCafé

Subject Matters: Harvey Osterhoudt and William Renschler at the Iris BookCafé

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

Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kōsaka Gajin through May 7, 2017 at the Cincinnati Art Museum

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

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

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

COLOR & RHYTHM at the Taft Museum of Art

  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

Profile of Leslie Shiels

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 ...

April 2017


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

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
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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...

March 2017


“Calling” by Kate Kern at the Weston Art Gallery
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

The realm of artist Kate Kern is the ethereal space of imagination, wherein she depicts an actual, tangible place that is like this world, but not quite. Here it is, a bare room, a...

“Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 17, 2017
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

It was just before Valentine’s Day, when I saw the lavish “Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris” exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art, and how I long...

KayWalkingStick at the Dayton Art Institute
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

I can’t decide if I should leap for joy or feel cheated by the art world when I discover yet another marvelous woman artist who has not received appropriate mainstream recognitio...

Short Circuits and Exposed Networks: The Wired at Weston Gallery
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Artworks today enter digital markets of circulation. Even the seemingly dematerialized, non-commodifiable works of land art and conceptual art are subject to economies of reproduct...

“Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” Cincinnati Art Museum through May 7, 2017
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

​ On the quiet Tuesday that I visited the “Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, there were only a few people in the gallery, m...

Why I Continue to Fight
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

In 2012, I found out that I had breast cancer. To avoid recurrence (since both my mother and grandmother had suffered the same), I opted for a double mastectomy, after which I unde...

Inside the Judgment Zone
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

People can be so truculent, never missing an opportunity to censure others. That’s what makes Planet Fitness’ storied promise of a “Judgement [sic] Free Zone̶...

Faith and Family: “Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection” at the Skirball Museum, Hebrew Union College, March 5-April 30, 2017
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Rembrandt’s apparently substantial interest in things Jewish has been matched by western culture’s interest in Rembrandt’s interest in things Jewish. This has led to a range ...

Twice the First Time, a contemporary fusion of hip hop, visual art and performance
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Twice the First Time, a contemporary fusion of hip hop, visual art and performance Twice the First Time was not the performance I expected. Sitting down in the darkened room of the...

Explorations in Color
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

This show in the Main Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Center at Northern Kentucky University features four Cincinnati artists, Mike Agricola, Tina Tammaro, Celia Yost, and Amy Greene-...

Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation, which is currently up at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts, and curated by Chris Reitz, is involved in...

“Birds of Paradise” at Marta Hewett Gallery
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

The birds in Kevin Veara’s paintings are vividly alive in their stylized natural world. Birds of Paradise, an exhibition of a dozen or so of the artist’s recent works a...

THE CASTLE OF DEBRIS —Tatsuya Tatsuta’s formative abstract representation of Lacanian desire
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

“There are only 2 tragedies in life: not getting what one desires, and getting it.” —Oscar Wilde The Castle of Debris is situated first from the entrance to the large exhibit...

The Return to Beauty: Asian Influences on Contemporary Landscape Art
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Chinese and Japanese art come from radically different traditions and assumptions than Western art. “Chinese painters are always painting essences, not likenesses,” acc...

Shippers, Preparers, Framers, Conservators – Part II
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

This article is the second of a two-part series about shippers, framers, conservators and preparers in the Greater Cincinnati area. Look no further than 1309 Vine St. where Suder...

Letter from Lebanon: Sifr (Zero), or the illusionary yet corrupting value of money
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Every time I visit Lebanon, I am amazed by the prevailing creative energy that permeates everyday life. This energy is chaotic, screaming, often in your face and not rarely to your...

Paige Williams
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Editor’s Note:  Aeqai is pleased to republish Megan Bickel’s interview with Paige Williams.  The inverview was originally published on Five-Dots. Paige Williams has ...

Noel Anderson’s “Study for a Blak Origin Moment” at Miller Gallery
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Noel Anderson’s “Study for a Blak Origin Moment” appears at Miller Gallery, located in an upscale neighborhood of Cincinnati. The show runs in conjunction with An...

Fotofolio – Tim Freeman
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

                                      “Firmament” Tim’s statement: “And God m...

Anne Wehrley Bjork at B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Anne Bjork, an artist whose work I was unfamiliar with until visiting the gallery; is originally from New Mexico and now resides in and is a part of the adjunct faculty in Universi...

Poem By Louis Zoellar Bickett
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

IN THE DREAM I was a baby held by my Mother tightly to her breast. Her long black hair brushed against my face. She smelled like lilac soap. It was summer and the kitchen was hot. ...

Paul Auster’s “4 3 2 1”
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Paul Auster’s 886 page new novel, titled ” 4 3 2 1″, may well be an American masterpiece. Skipping early American literature, which I often find tough sledding, I...


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