Storytelling Pencil: “Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey,” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, July 20-September 9, 2018

Storytelling Pencil: “Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey,” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, July 20-September 9, 2018

Any way you look at it, there was a lot going on in American culture in the 1940s and 1950s. There was a hot war and then a Cold War. American heavy industry had never been more do...

Last Battles: The Persistence of Vision at DAAP’s Meyers Gallery

Last Battles: The Persistence of Vision at DAAP’s Meyers Gallery

Gallery exhibits often feature artists at a specific stage of their career, a period marked by consistent subjects or stylistic choices. Some shows take a more contrastive approach...

A Humane Touch in Product Placement

A Humane Touch in Product Placement

Over the last year, Thunder-Sky, Inc. has been probing visual culture vis-à-vis consumers, products, and marketing, as this year’s theme has revolved around “Product Place...

“Work/Surface: Matt Lynch and Curtis Goldstein” and “Winold Reiss: Studies for the Union Terminal Worker Murals,” Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, through August 26, 2018

“Work/Surface: Matt Lynch and Curtis Goldstein” and “Winold Reiss: Studies for the Union Terminal Worker Murals,” Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, through August 26, 2018

Usually when the topic of manufacturing in the U.S. comes up, it is as a lament of jobs lost to automation or outsourcing. Two Ohio-based artists beg to differ. In “Work/Surface...

The Road to Iconicity: “Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution,” at the Taft Museum of Art, June 23-September 16, 2018

The Road to Iconicity: “Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution,” at the Taft Museum of Art, June 23-September 16, 2018

One way to see the goal of the Ansel Adams show at the Taft is that it traces the trajectory of Adams’s aesthetic and accomplishments from some of his earliest Pictorialist photo...

July/August 2018


Storytelling Pencil: “Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey,” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, July 20-September 9, 2018
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

Any way you look at it, there was a lot going on in American culture in the 1940s and 1950s. There was a hot war and then a Cold War. American heavy industry had never been more do...

Last Battles: The Persistence of Vision at DAAP’s Meyers Gallery
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

Gallery exhibits often feature artists at a specific stage of their career, a period marked by consistent subjects or stylistic choices. Some shows take a more contrastive approach...

A Humane Touch in Product Placement
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

Over the last year, Thunder-Sky, Inc. has been probing visual culture vis-à-vis consumers, products, and marketing, as this year’s theme has revolved around “Product Place...

“Work/Surface: Matt Lynch and Curtis Goldstein” and “Winold Reiss: Studies for the Union Terminal Worker Murals,” Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, through August 26, 2018
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

Usually when the topic of manufacturing in the U.S. comes up, it is as a lament of jobs lost to automation or outsourcing. Two Ohio-based artists beg to differ. In “Work/Surface...

The Road to Iconicity: “Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution,” at the Taft Museum of Art, June 23-September 16, 2018
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

One way to see the goal of the Ansel Adams show at the Taft is that it traces the trajectory of Adams’s aesthetic and accomplishments from some of his earliest Pictorialist photo...

Traipsing Ballroom Halls
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

Carl Solway Gallery’s director Michael Solway has organized the first installation of video art and kinetic sculptures at Cincinnati’s newly and ornately restored Memor...

Ivan Ivanov at the Eva Ferris Gallery at Thomas More College
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One of this summer’s most impressive shows, paintings by Ivan Ivanov, was on display at the Eva Ferris Gallery at Thomas More College.  Ivanov tackles big, heroic themes in ...

Textuality: Art Incorporating Text and Letterforms
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

For the most part, human beings are a verbal species.  Since time before recorded history, people have utilized language, both written and spoken, to communicate with one another....

Benjamin Cook: History Abridged at Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, Kentucky August 15th – September 22nd
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Currently situated within Swanson Contemporary are paintings and installations composed of paintings situated within murals that make up Benjamin Cook’s exhibition, History Abrid...

Sophie von Hellermann Experiments with Cultures in her Painted “Petri Dishes”
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Cleverly convoluting scientific and sociological meanings of the word “culture,” Sophie von Hellermann’s paintings portray clear disks brimming with mysterious vi...

Lloyd Library Exhibition
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The Lloyd Library, to my knowledge, is the first entity ever to use as exhibition title the key word broken into syllables, with accompanying accent.  Phar’-ma-cog-no-sy Ill...

Running With Freedom
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If there’s one thing the Taft Museum of Art is known for, it’s the museum’s history.  Home to the art archive of late and great Cincinnatians Charles and Anna Sinton Taft, t...

Dolan/Maxwell’s at the Seattle Art Fair
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Dolan/Maxwell’s booth at the Seattle Art Fair was well laid out and well attended. Though they brought a multitude of prints, it was a sculpture by Helen Phillips that drew my at...

Virtuosity at Wash Park Art
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

Holly Spraul’s Wash Park Art gallery came alive with an art exhibition expanding upon the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s MusikArt auction of 5 violins by 5 noted area a...

Women of Strength at the YWCA
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A purple figure faces away from me, her strong back standing at attention. One hand raised, shading her eyes as she looks on into a fiery-red dreamscape, ruminating on her path thr...

Weaver’s Guild of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., A Fiber Arts Center, Offers Wide Variety of Hand Work
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

Many hands make light work.  Read more about the Weaver’s Guild of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., a Fiber Arts Center, that is a hidden gem of woven artistry. Head north on Winton Ro...

Direct Message Me
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

Ah, August. Quite the interesting time in the fashion world. After luxury designers have unveiled their Resort collections and before hitting the runways for Spring, it’s an extr...

Julian Barnes’ “The Only Story
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

I’ve never quite been able to define why I find English novelists so compelling, so engaging, so smart, but I do.    Three of the finest writers of the century, Iris Murdo...

Rebecca Makkai’s “The Great Believers”
Aug 26, 2018 | by | Read →

I’d not encountered the writing of Rebecca Makkai, until her new novel “The Great Believers”, which is a rare novel dealing with the advent of the AIDS crisis in ...

June 2018


An Otherworldly Journey Through the Museum of Jurassic Technology
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Los Angeles is home to so many eccentric museums that the city practically has its own ever-growing genre of weird museums with sundry specialized themes ranging from ice cream to ...

Decay and Resilience: Andrew Borowiec, “From the Heartland,” at the Iris Book Cafe and Gallery
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

It’s an ordinary day in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, about a dozen miles from Pittsburgh. Some leaves are turning yellow; there is a touch of fall in the air. The garbage has been...

Chris Larson’s Entropy
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Minnesota-based multi-media artist Chris Larson’s work “Function is Redundant” is displayed at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center and runs until September 2, 2018. In thi...

“Women to Watch – 2018” at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

The Riffe Gallery’s “Women to Watch Ohio – 2018” exhibit highlights ten female Ohio artists working in metal.  The show was inspired by the selection of four Ohio arti...

Developing More than Nostalgia: “Analog Culture” and “Survivor’s Remorse” at Harvard Art Museums
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

The Harvard Art Museums and curator Jennifer Quick have pulled off a minor miracle with “Analog Culture,” an understated, poetic show of heart through a lens of craftsmanship, ...

Alison Crocetta’s Deconstructed Still Circus
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Alison Crocetta, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, spans sculpture, performance, and video art in her work. The Contemporary Arts Center’s exhibition “Circu...

Viscosity Series
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Bookending the extensive career of Henri Matisse was his phenomenal series known as the cut-outs.  Making their way to the art scene in the 1940s and 50s, these works surprised an...

“Atmosphera,” Kennedy Heights Art Center
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I came disposed to like “Atmosphera” at the Kennedy Heights Art Center. I was looking for it to calm me down after a hellish drive there from Covington. Street fairs and constr...

Artist Interview for Aeqai: Megan Bickel interviews Photographer, Bill Daniel
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

“In a sense it’s just ridiculously irresponsible to try to work as an artist.”   —Bill Daniels  If you were shuffling around the Portland neighborhood in Louisville,...

DAAP’s Annual Duct Tape Exhibition
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

DAAP’s annual Duct Tape Exhibition was thinking big this year, really big. The grassy area at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Clifton Avenue was spotted with enorm...

Wired For Color – Cincinnati Art Galleries
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

‘Wired For Color’ is on display now at Cincinnati Art Galleries.  It features works by Wolfgang Ritschel and Eddie Eckenrode. Wolfgang Ritschel was an artist who grew ...

“Spring Creations”, Landscapes at Eisele Gallery
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Eisele Gallery welcomed warmer weather with “Spring Creations,” featuring three regional representational artists whose paintings blended well in an exhibition on view May 11 t...

SOS ART and “For A Better World 2018”
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

What does a better world look like? In an era of pompous personalities in power and borders erected between our shared humanity, this is a question many of us are asking ourselves....

Fotofolio: Robert Dash
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

“Micro Climate Change” Robert’s statement: Humans are busy going about our lives, while nature is in shock from the choices that we make. This series is about how nature resp...

ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

An institution that’s been in existence for a century and a half must be doing something right, including response to changing times.  The Art Academy of Cincinnati, which w...

Dayton Visual Arts Center:  A Trip to A Small Contemporary Arts Center
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Take an hour-long ride to Dayton from Cincinnati and discover the Dayton Visual Arts Center, a proponent of contemporary art, in a small building on 118 N. Jefferson St. in the hea...

A Remembrance of Someone I’ll Never Forget: Jackie Demaline
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

When I moved into a condo on the river in Covington in 2007, I heard that my neighbor across the hall was the drama critic for the Enquirer.I say heard, since I never saw her. She...

Jackie Demaline: In Memoriam
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Jackie Demaline, long The Enquirer’s theater critic, and truly a force field of energy, died very recently.  She’d been a friend of mine and colleague for decades, and...

Carter’s “Metafilm” and the Affect of Sociological Virulence
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Professor Christopher Carter’s intermedia/new media theory text “Metafilm: Materialist Rhetoric and Reflexive Cinema” proverbially instrumentalizes the paradoxical rhetor...

Richard Power’s “The Overstory”
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

“The Overstory”, this year’s National Book Award winner by Richard Powers, may be the finest novel of 2018 so far (though Rachel Kushner’s “The Mars R...

Rachel Kushner’s “The Mars Room”
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

The preposterously talented Rachel Kushner, who I consider to be America’s finest young writer, has returned with her astonishingly fine new novel “The Mars Room”...


Announcements

  • Aeqai Annual Fall Benefit and Art Auction

    The 11th Annual Aeqai Fall Benefit and Art Auction will be held on Thursday, September 20 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at Cincinnati Art Galleries, 225 East Sixth Street in downtown Cincin...