Exhibition Review: "Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation"

Exhibition Review: “Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation”

The headless Food Faerie–a small, winged mannequin dressed in bright batik fabric carrying a satchel of artificial mangoes and poised to take flight–greets visitors to ...

The landscape of Performance Art in Cincinnati: Part I

The landscape of Performance Art in Cincinnati: Part I

To be quite honest, watching performance art has always kind of sqeaked me out. More often than not during a performance, I find myself shifting in my seat, picking my nails or ena...

“Bookworks XVII,” The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

“Bookworks XVII,” The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The 17th edition of the “Bookworks” exhibition boasts 48 works by 30 members of the Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS), which organized the non-juried show. CBAS, founded in 1...

"Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" Cincinnati Art Museum  June 28,2016 - September 11, 2016

“Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” Cincinnati Art Museum June 28,2016 – September 11, 2016

In a world of “Soft Kitty”, “Hello, Kitty”, and endless cute kitty videos, an ancient era which revered, feared and exalted cats is pretty hard to imagine.  Yet, these qui...

“Everything But the Meaning”: A Review of Joel Meyerowitz,  Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs (New York: Aperture, 2016)

“Everything But the Meaning”: A Review of Joel Meyerowitz, Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs (New York: Aperture, 2016)

In the past 35 or so years, Joel Meyerowitz has seen more than a dozen monographs of his photographs published, and has contributed pictures and text to others. He has become known...

Summer 2016


Exhibition Review: “Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation”
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

The headless Food Faerie–a small, winged mannequin dressed in bright batik fabric carrying a satchel of artificial mangoes and poised to take flight–greets visitors to ...

The landscape of Performance Art in Cincinnati: Part I
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

To be quite honest, watching performance art has always kind of sqeaked me out. More often than not during a performance, I find myself shifting in my seat, picking my nails or ena...

“Bookworks XVII,” The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

The 17th edition of the “Bookworks” exhibition boasts 48 works by 30 members of the Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS), which organized the non-juried show. CBAS, founded in 1...

“Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” Cincinnati Art Museum June 28,2016 – September 11, 2016
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

In a world of “Soft Kitty”, “Hello, Kitty”, and endless cute kitty videos, an ancient era which revered, feared and exalted cats is pretty hard to imagine.  Yet, these qui...

“Everything But the Meaning”: A Review of Joel Meyerowitz, Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs (New York: Aperture, 2016)
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

In the past 35 or so years, Joel Meyerowitz has seen more than a dozen monographs of his photographs published, and has contributed pictures and text to others. He has become known...

George Dureau’s Singular Family Portrait
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

George Dureau took photographs of amours and amputees. He took photographs of athletes and artists and the anonymous. Mostly, he took photographs of nude black men. He posed them g...

Photo Road Trippin’
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

Recently I took a road trip from the Queen City to the Motor City to see The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip at the Detroit Institute of Arts. On the way back I...

The Antarctic Sublime & The Elements of Nature: Water at the DAI
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

As I write this, there is an excessive heat warning in Cincinnati, with heat index values reaching 102 degrees. NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just r...

The Great Change
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

Changing Times for Changing Fashion is the tagline for the costume design exhibition, Dressing Downton, currently on display at the Taft Museum of Art. With those five words, the c...

Intimate (and Inspiring) Relations
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

Walking into Brazee studios Friday night the last thing I expected was to find inspiration outside of the art world, but that’s exactly what was waiting for me. As soon as I walk...

REMNANTS and RESONATE
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

The Dayton Visual Arts Center presents four artists in a themed exhibit entitled “Remnants” that seeks to message re-actualization, memories and dream-visioning with th...

Engaging, Eerie, Odd and Also Beautiful, Erica Rawlings’ New Series Bares Raw Emotion
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

“Art begins with resistance–at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.” - Andre Gide   The life of an...

Lisette Chavez’s “Three Hail Marys, Two Our Fathers”
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

Lisette Chavez’s Three Hail Marys, Two Our Fathers opened on San Antonio’s Second Saturday, July 9th at Provenance Gallery located at 1906 South Flores St. Provenance Gallery i...

Man Cave as Museum Piece
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

“Man cave” is a term used by both Guillermo del Toro[1] and press materials for his exhibition, “Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters” to describe the ...

Judge for a day: The “Big Show” and its “Refusés”
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

To be an artist is to be a perpetual reject. That is why we are constantly trying to find ways to “hack” submissions, to catch juries red-handed rejecting something good for ba...

Make or Break: Oscar Guerra
Aug 14, 2016 | by | Read →

Make or Break: Recent Work by Oscar Guerra opened at Silkwörm on July 9th on San Antonio’s Second Saturday and featured a healthy selection of Guerra’s paintings and collage w...

Fotofolio – Carol Isaak
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

                                    “Optical Images” Carol’s statement: The human ey...

A Conversation with Mandy Kordal
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

Mandy is an incredibly amicable person, with design talent and know-how that far surpasses her peers. Her feel-good fashion is not only an ode to her optimism, but a call-to-arms f...

Profile of Kim Krause
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

Kim Krause’s paintings are teasingly near to representational, until you realize they are all about the interaction of shapes and colors to the exclusion of other considerati...

Civic Garden Center: An Oasis in the City
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

Need a respite from a busy office, deadlines and a hectic work schedule? Look no further than the Civic Garden Center located at the intersection of Reading and William Howard Taft...

A Simple Gift
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

This is our fourth installment of the Louis Zoellar Bickett Series produced by UnderMain in collaboration with AEQAI and so many others. For the first three installments visit: By ...

Photo Essay of Louis Z. Bickett
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

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Poems by Louis Zoeller Bickett
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

THE HANDSHAKE OF A LITTLE GIRL   Shaking hands with the left hand is awkward and upside down. I lift my right hand with the left just below the elbow and deploy the handshake ...

Mischa Berlinski’s “Peacekeeping”
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

Spring and summer of 2016 have brought us some of the best new fiction in ages, particularly and unusually during the summer season best known for steamy beach reading and lifestyl...

Jo Baker’s “A Country Road, A Tree”
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

With the loss of the great English novelist Anita Brookner, we are most fortunate to find a near equivalent in the quality of her writing and the penetration of her analyses in Jo ...

Stephanie Danler’s “Sweetbitter”
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

Stephanie Danler’s debut novel, Sweetbitter, is one of the summer season’s great hits, and it richly deserves all the praise it’s been garnering.  Danler’s...

Adam Haslett’s “Imagine Me Gone”
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

Mental illness is one of the most difficult topics to make into fiction, I think, so that Adam Haslett’s new novel, Imagine Me Gone, is that much more exceptional in its comp...

Lauren Belfer’s “And After The Fire”
Aug 13, 2016 | by | Read →

Lauren Belfer’s new novel, “And After The Fire”, joins Sunjeev Sahota’s “The Year of the Runaways”, Jo Baker’s “A Country Road, A Tr...

June 2016


Twin Utopias at the CAC Lobby: On Tomás Saraceno and Zaha Hadid
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

Last year, when the Contemporary Art Center refurbished its lobby, it seemed to also be changing its identity. Vanished was the vision the center’s architect, the late Zaha Hadid...

Little Bang Theory: Christian Schmit’s Universe
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

“In the middle of the night, peering intensely at some small thing, I do become lost, consumed by the intensity of this condensed universe” – Christian Schmit (from Artist St...

TODT’s Hopeful Monster at Hudson Jones Gallery
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

TODT’s Hopeful Monster opened at Hudson Jones Gallery at 1110 Alfred St. in Cincinnati’s industrial pocket, Camp Washington, on the 21st of May, beginning what is sure to be an...

“Drawing on Second Sight,” Lindner Gallery, Kennedy Heights Art Center through July 30, 2016
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

“Drawing has always been a way to interact with what I see and feel – that could be the material world or the world of dreams and memory or some combination of all of these,”...

Aaron Skolnick’s Running Where We Stand
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

Aaron Skolnick’s Running Where We Stand opened Friday June 3rd at Glacier Gallery at 1107 Harrison Gallery in Cincinnati’s Brighton district. To put it lightly Skolnick is an i...

30 Americans…. Plus The Region Phillip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery, U.C. Campus June 5 – July 10
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

Good can always be better. That’s what happened to the touring “30 Americans” Exhibit now showing at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It’s grown to include “30 Americans…...

Dennison W. Griffith: Another World
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

The exhibition of paintings by Dennison W. Griffith at the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center reminds us of some fundamental truths about life and about art.  Griffith, a pr...

Manifest Artist Residency Exhibit: Samantha Haring Marina Fridman
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

The Manifest Artist in Residency Program awarded a double position this season.  Exhibited at the Woodburn Avenue venue are the works of Samantha Haring and Marina Fridman produce...

Profile of Ellie Fabe
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

This is a profile in every sense. Multi-talented Ellie Fabe is a singer/songwriter as well as a maker of visual art, our focus here. So profile, with its suggestion of a view from ...

Carl Solway: art proprietor, counsel, and guru
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

While I do not remember when I first stepped into the Carl Solway Gallery nor my first encounter with Carl, I do know that it was 40+ years ago. I was introduced to modern and cont...

Pride and Prejudice
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

Multi-talented and sophisticated, Cincinnati artist Ellie Fabe (a singer-songwriter, too, who most recently sang both at The Taft Museum of Art and at Southgate House), has put her...

Cincinnati Athletic Club: From 1853 to the Present
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

“It adds years to your life and life to your years,” is one of the mottos of the Cincinnati Athletic Club, according to Mike Gehrig, recently retired trial lawyer, who has atte...

Letter from New York: TURNER’S WHALING PICTURES AT THE MET
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

If you are in New York before August 7, see Turner’s Whaling Pictures at the Metropolitan Museum.  Turner exhibited Whalers and The Whale Ship at London’s Royal Academy in 184...

Target: Texas – The Meaning of Mixed
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

Target: Texas—The Meanings of Mixed is exhibiting at the South Texas Museum of Art in Corpus Christi from the twelfth of May until the twenty-first of August. The show is a thoug...

Fotofolio: Max Kellenberger
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

              “Feld und Flur” “Feld und Flur” can freely be translated into English as “Fields and Meadows” which was inspired by the...

Cruisin’ Around the World
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

It’s that time of year again when luxury brands showcase their Resort 2017 collections. In what is now a tradition for these lines, many luxury brands travel abroad to present th...

Movie Review: Ali
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

      In light of the recent death of Muhammed Ali, I wanted to revisit his biographical career via Michael Mann’s 2001 film Ali. My curiosity to revisit the film ...

Poems by Louis Zoeller Bickett
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

REFLECTIONS ON THE PURCHASE OF A 37 CENT JAMES BALDWIN STAMP    for Raymond Paul Adams       Little Jimmy, the boy preacher, eyes bugging out (at the meanness of ...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

Be No More   When my wife incinerates me and I journey through the flue befriending, no, becoming air, free of touch and possession, I will be no more.   Wafting with los...

Karan Mahajan’s The Association of Small Bombs
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

A spate of new novels examining various aspects of the human face behind terrorist bombings have hit the bookstores, and they are not only timely and topical, but fascinating. They...

Jonathan Lee’s High Dive
Jun 25, 2016 | by | Read →

The beautifully crafted and oddly sympathetic High Dive, by Jonathan Lee, is another novel dealing with the lives of terrorists, and of those about to be terrorized, based upon a t...


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    The June issue of aeqai has just posted, and we think it’s another outstanding issue. We begin with Zack Hatfield’s brilliant analysis of the work of Tomas Saraceno, wh...

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