Tania Candiani: Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies at the Contemporary Arts Center

Tania Candiani: Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies at the Contemporary Arts Center

I walked into the second floor gallery just as the choir began imitating the sound of pigs being slaughtered. “Four Industries,” the mesmerizing centerpiece of Mexico City-base...

Slim Aarons, Twenty20 (Miller Gallery Pop-Up shop)

Slim Aarons, Twenty20 (Miller Gallery Pop-Up shop)

For decades, from the 1950s through 1970s, Slim Aarons (1916-2006) recorded the lives of the “rich and famous” He caught them at their favorite watering holes: Beverly Hills, P...

Survey of a Century of Cincinnati Art

Survey of a Century of Cincinnati Art

Cincinnati Art Galleries is on the bandwagon of regionalism with its current offering entitled: Panorama of Cincinnati Art 2020. The Queen City stands out historically in the Midwe...

Top 10 Los Angeles Exhibitions of 2020

Top 10 Los Angeles Exhibitions of 2020

Little need be said about the strangeness of 2020: A year inundated with historic events has brought to a standstill the customs and contact that once defined our lives. In March, ...

Best Fiction of 2020

Best Fiction of 2020

2020 was a terrible year for most of us, between a rampaging and terrifying pandemic and a bizarre election that tested the very limits of democracy, but it was a splendid year for...

December 2020


Tania Candiani: Sounding Labor, Silent Bodies at the Contemporary Arts Center
Dec 23, 2020 | by | Read →

I walked into the second floor gallery just as the choir began imitating the sound of pigs being slaughtered. “Four Industries,” the mesmerizing centerpiece of Mexico City-base...

Slim Aarons, Twenty20 (Miller Gallery Pop-Up shop)
Dec 23, 2020 | by | Read →

For decades, from the 1950s through 1970s, Slim Aarons (1916-2006) recorded the lives of the “rich and famous” He caught them at their favorite watering holes: Beverly Hills, P...

Survey of a Century of Cincinnati Art
Dec 23, 2020 | by | Read →

Cincinnati Art Galleries is on the bandwagon of regionalism with its current offering entitled: Panorama of Cincinnati Art 2020. The Queen City stands out historically in the Midwe...

Top 10 Los Angeles Exhibitions of 2020
Dec 23, 2020 | by | Read →

Little need be said about the strangeness of 2020: A year inundated with historic events has brought to a standstill the customs and contact that once defined our lives. In March, ...

Best Fiction of 2020
Dec 23, 2020 | by | Read →

2020 was a terrible year for most of us, between a rampaging and terrifying pandemic and a bizarre election that tested the very limits of democracy, but it was a splendid year for...

Fotofolio: Marcella Hackbardt
Dec 23, 2020 | by | Read →

“My Rooms” Marcella’s statement and bio: In this body of work, My Rooms, I construct photographs that evoke a place and a persona, introducing and investigating the tension b...

Art Galleries at Area Universities Offer Varying Experiences
Dec 23, 2020 | by | Read →

I talked with several directors of art galleries at area universities.  Kitty Uetz, MFA, has been director of Xavier University Art Gallery since 1997.  It is located at 1658 Mus...

“Ma and What Now My Friend?” at Aicon Gallery, NYC
Dec 23, 2020 | by | Read →

Mequitta Ahuja first gained serious traction in the art world for her self-portraits, a deceivingly straightforward genre whose many contradictions she skillfully exposed. Where mo...

November 2020


Our World and Others: “Art Ascendant: Creativity Triumphs Over Chaos,” at Cincinnati Art Galleries, October 23, 2020-November 27, 2020
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Art Ascendant” at Cincinnati Art Galleries on 6th Street is a great show to see on a fall day. It’s a full show, with about 100 works on display by about 20 artists covering...

Weary, but Awake: Black and Brown Faces at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

The Cincinnati-based Paloozanoire organization dedicates itself to creative collaborations and community health, linking the arts to the pursuit of mental wellness. In 2020, when t...

Issues of the Day: How They Relate to Art
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Emerging Arts Leaders had a creative and Facebook conversation about The Catalyst of Black Art on October 28.  Participants included Emmitt Rider, education and community engageme...

Allora & Calzadilla’s “Specters of Noon” at The Menil Collection, Houston
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Like the skies’ lightning, a flash of energy has come … to infuse its magic into history’s wavering course. …Then the gates of the possible swung wide. – Georges Bataille...

“War Zone” at Gallery Askew, 2868 Colerain Ave. Hours: 12:00-4:00pm Friday and Saturday. October 10 – November 21, 2020
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

On a dry breezy November Saturday morning I was greeted at the door of Gallery Askew by Stewart Goldman, creator of “War Zone.” The exhibit had opened October 10th during Camp ...

Archie Rand: 60 Paintings from the Bible
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Whenever you are doing a painting or a series, you have to leave something electric in the picture, something horrifying on a personal level.”  casual quote by Rand f...

New Religion in the Wake: Mark Steven Greenfield fights White Supremacists with “Black Madonna” and Baby Jesus
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Tucked within a plaza of galleries you’ll find the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica. On view until November 28th is the Black Madonna exhibition by Mark Steven Greenfield, ...

Milano Chow Pulls Back the Curtain of Society’s Window Dressing, Peeking into Strangers’ Inner Lives
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Milano Chow’s intricate black-and-white drawings at Bel Ami depict a dreamy world where decorous women peer out of elegant townhouses and pose languidly against ornate clocks tha...

Mindful Comparisons: Jennifer Grote at Indian Hill Gallery
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Jennifer Grote’s work on display at Indian Hill Gallery is an exhibit for our time, for the very moment in which we are living.  A large number of the works were completed in 20...

The Queen and The Crown
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Let’s meet digitally” … the phrase many  hear most often these days. In addition to work meetings and social gatherings being moved to virtual formats, so have many fashi...

“Landscapes of America: Joseph Orr” at Eisele Gallery
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

As leaves of autumn transition in our try-state region, Eisele Gallery presents twelve descriptive plein air paintings by Joseph Orr. Orr’s contemporary depictions of rural A...

“Metamorphosis,” Kennedy Heights Art Center, through Dec. 23
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Kennedy Heights Art Center’s holiday exhibition is “Metamorphosis.” Featuring artists from the Kennedy Artist Collective, Mallory Feltz, director of exhibitions and public ar...

Fotofolio: John Chakeres
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Planar” John’s statement and bio: I see the world as an image from which I choose parts to create my photographs. For me, a wall begins as a canvas, a two-dimensional surfac...

“Cold Millions” by Jess Walter
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Among the finest historical fiction of 2020, Jess Walter’s novel “The Cold Millions” is one of the very best (the other two I’ve read this year that are as ...

“Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Julia Alvarez’s new novel, “Afterlife”, is one of those relatively short but nearly perfect novels that I used to associate so strongly with the late Anita Brookn...

“Shuggie Bain” by Douglas Stuart
Nov 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“Shuggie Bain”, by Douglas Stuart, just won the prestigious Booker Award for fiction; I read it a couple of months ago, and it is an astonishing first novel. The narrat...


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    Our very short December issue of Aeqai has just posted.  Because of the recent spiking of COVID, very few museums and galleries are open; some of the commercial galleries have lim...