When Landscape was Real Estate: “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America,” Cincinnati Art Museum June 10-September 3, 2017

When Landscape was Real Estate: “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America,” Cincinnati Art Museum June 10-September 3, 2017

  A careful visitor to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s very substantial exhibition of paintings, sculptures, furniture, documents, implements, and advertisements of many sorts m...

“Other Wordly,” YWCA Women’s Art Gallery, through September 21, 2017

“Other Wordly,” YWCA Women’s Art Gallery, through September 21, 2017

  Mounting the stairs at the YWCA Women’s Art Gallery to see “Other Wordly,” the word that came to mind was “charming” as I encountered the paintings of one of three...

Angela Teng’s "To Have and to Hold" at Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Angela Teng’s “To Have and to Hold” at Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Angela Teng’s To Have and to Hold opened on the 13th of May at Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC, and closed on the 17th of June. Teng’s monolithic crocheted paintings are compose...

Sleeping Clowns, Screaming Color, and Transcendent Stairwells: Ugo Rondinone at the Contemporary Arts Center

Sleeping Clowns, Screaming Color, and Transcendent Stairwells: Ugo Rondinone at the Contemporary Arts Center

Ugo Rondinone, born and based in Switzerland, is known for sculptures and installations with alternately an absence or an overabundance of color. Referred to by the artist quite li...

Kingdoms and Horses: “Treasures of British Painting 1400-2000: The Berger Collection,” Taft Museum of Art June 10-October 1, 2017

Kingdoms and Horses: “Treasures of British Painting 1400-2000: The Berger Collection,” Taft Museum of Art June 10-October 1, 2017

One doesn’t immediately think of the British for their heritage of great painting. As Britain rose as a great mercantile power starting in the 16th century, it had to import pain...

July/August 2017


When Landscape was Real Estate: “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America,” Cincinnati Art Museum June 10-September 3, 2017
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  A careful visitor to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s very substantial exhibition of paintings, sculptures, furniture, documents, implements, and advertisements of many sorts m...

“Other Wordly,” YWCA Women’s Art Gallery, through September 21, 2017
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  Mounting the stairs at the YWCA Women’s Art Gallery to see “Other Wordly,” the word that came to mind was “charming” as I encountered the paintings of one of three...

Angela Teng’s “To Have and to Hold” at Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC
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Angela Teng’s To Have and to Hold opened on the 13th of May at Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC, and closed on the 17th of June. Teng’s monolithic crocheted paintings are compose...

Sleeping Clowns, Screaming Color, and Transcendent Stairwells: Ugo Rondinone at the Contemporary Arts Center
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Ugo Rondinone, born and based in Switzerland, is known for sculptures and installations with alternately an absence or an overabundance of color. Referred to by the artist quite li...

Kingdoms and Horses: “Treasures of British Painting 1400-2000: The Berger Collection,” Taft Museum of Art June 10-October 1, 2017
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One doesn’t immediately think of the British for their heritage of great painting. As Britain rose as a great mercantile power starting in the 16th century, it had to import pain...

Unruly Currents: Tony DeVarco and Mayako Nakamura at the Marta Hewett Gallery
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For all the distance between them, Tony DeVarco and Mayako Nakamura have uncanny aesthetic affinities. Both revere the cycles and surprises of the natural environment; both attempt...

“Bookworks,” the 18th Annual Cincinnati Book Arts Society exhibition, through September 3, 2017, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library Atrium
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For aeqai I reviewed two earlier editions of “Bookworks” (2013 1 and August 2016 2),  Like its predecessors, the 18th Annual Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) 3 exhib...

You might not like your reflection in “Windows on Death Row”
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A dialogue: that’s what the gallery attendant at the University of Houston-Downtown O’Kane Gallery told us is the goal of “Windows on Death Row,” an exhibition of inmates...

What I Did on Summer Vacation
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Our plan: a couple of quick museum visits and a fair amount of relaxation, reading and restaurants, but, plans go awry as there is much, much more going on in the Berkshires than J...

Fotofolio – Charlotte Niel
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“Second Hand” Charlotte’s statement: Julie Winokur wrote in her essay Slow Down, Aging Ahead that “everyone wants to live a long time but no one wants to grow old.”  The...

Wash Park Gallery Review
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In a neighborly gesture, Wash Park Art at 1215 Elm Street welcomes the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to its new location half a block away with “Midsummer Dreams,” a show insp...

Jonathan Monk’s “Perfectly Concocted Context” at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
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Paradoxically, Jonathan Monk’s show at Cherry and Martin exists simultaneously as a well-curated group show and Monk’s single-authored conceptual installation. Surprisi...

99 Cents or Less // MOCAD
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It’s such a shame when bad exhibitions happen in great museums. I have a fondness for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. If you aren’t familiar, the MOCAD is a 22,000 s...

Gailan Ngan’s Moonlighting Papel and a selection of painting by Alison Yip Nagazussa at Monte Clark Gallery
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Gailan Ngan’s Moonlighting Papel opened at Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver, BC on the first of June and closed on the thirtieth of the same month. In conjunction with Ngan’s e...

‘Queen City: A group show of local womyn + queer artists’ at Bunk Spot Gallery
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I had never heard of Bunk Spot Gallery when I started seeing mentions of it popping up on my Facebook newsfeed. These mentions were coming from many of the female identifying artis...

Southern Elegy: The Stephen Reily Collection // Speed Museum at University of Louisville
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Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection is a small exhibition in the North Building of the Speed Museum, and includes some black and white photographs by Will...

Amélie Ducommun’s “Unfolding Memories” at Winsor Gallery in Vancouver, BC
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Amélie Ducommun’s Unfolding Memories opened at Winsor Gallery in Vancouver, BC on June tenth and was exhibited through July eighth. I happened upon the gallery as I was making m...

In The Streets
Aug 6, 2017 | by | Read →

Fashion being a living art form unlike others of its kind, we know that when collections are shown on the runway, they will soon be available in a store near us. In fact, more and ...

Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center:  A Window to the World
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Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center on 620 Greenup St., Covington, offers a wide variety of programs including over 40 art classes, a family museum, and Victorian gardens on a cam...

Francis Spufford’s “Golden Hill”
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One of this summer’s surprise best novels is Francis Spufford’s “Golden Hill”, subtitled ” A Novel of Old New York”.  My main book -reading f...

Richard Ford’s “Between Them”
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Richard Ford is one of America’s greatest living writers.  I think that his trilogy of novels, The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and Let Me Be Frank with You, all featurin...

Arundhati Roy’s “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness”
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Arundhati Roy’s second work of fiction, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, is a triumph.  (Her first novel, The God of Small Things, won the prestigious Booker Prize; her oth...

Allegra Goodman’s “The Chalk Artist”
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The world of video games, I suppose inevitably, has begun to seep into both the fine arts and into contemporary literature.  Typically, with any new American technical innovation/...

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
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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
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“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
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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
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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”
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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”
Jun 10, 2017 | by | Read →

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. ...


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