Overwhelming Landscape:  Jonathan Queen & Matthew Metzger at Miller Gallery, January 7-February 6, 2016

Overwhelming Landscape: Jonathan Queen & Matthew Metzger at Miller Gallery, January 7-February 6, 2016

In the artist’s statement accompanying Matthew Metzger’s showing of ten new paintings at Miller Gallery, Metzger articulately lays out some of his goals: “In an overwhelming ...

Off the Wall:  “The Other Window:  Emil Robinson and Matthew Yaeger” at Wave Pool

Off the Wall: “The Other Window: Emil Robinson and Matthew Yaeger” at Wave Pool

One of those shows that hits you over the head in a good way, “The Other Window” features lush, rainbow-bright paintings both stationed on walls and on pedestals and the floor....

Authentic Narratives: Ohio's Regionalists, 1915-1950

Authentic Narratives: Ohio’s Regionalists, 1915-1950

Looking back historically, one sees that Post World War II critics and curators endorsing the trends of expressive experimentation emanating from New York as the mechanism of moder...

“Fiber?” at C-LINK Gallery, Brazee Street Studios, through February 26, 2016

“Fiber?” at C-LINK Gallery, Brazee Street Studios, through February 26, 2016

“Fiber?” is this year’s material-based exhibition in C-LINK Gallery at Brazee Street Studios. It features 13 Cincinnati-based artists: Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Judy Dominic, Cr...

Altered Piece Conservation on View: Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter January 26 – April 24, 2016 The Cincinnati Art Museum, Gallery 124

Altered Piece Conservation on View: Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter January 26 – April 24, 2016 The Cincinnati Art Museum, Gallery 124

The large panels of wood had been joined and the soft pine coated with a mixture of animal skin glue and resin. The painter would have preferred to use a wood with a finer grain fo...

January 2016


Overwhelming Landscape: Jonathan Queen & Matthew Metzger at Miller Gallery, January 7-February 6, 2016
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

In the artist’s statement accompanying Matthew Metzger’s showing of ten new paintings at Miller Gallery, Metzger articulately lays out some of his goals: “In an overwhelming ...

Off the Wall: “The Other Window: Emil Robinson and Matthew Yaeger” at Wave Pool
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

One of those shows that hits you over the head in a good way, “The Other Window” features lush, rainbow-bright paintings both stationed on walls and on pedestals and the floor....

Authentic Narratives: Ohio’s Regionalists, 1915-1950
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Looking back historically, one sees that Post World War II critics and curators endorsing the trends of expressive experimentation emanating from New York as the mechanism of moder...

“Fiber?” at C-LINK Gallery, Brazee Street Studios, through February 26, 2016
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

“Fiber?” is this year’s material-based exhibition in C-LINK Gallery at Brazee Street Studios. It features 13 Cincinnati-based artists: Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Judy Dominic, Cr...

Altered Piece Conservation on View: Zaragoza’s Retablo of St. Peter January 26 – April 24, 2016 The Cincinnati Art Museum, Gallery 124
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The large panels of wood had been joined and the soft pine coated with a mixture of animal skin glue and resin. The painter would have preferred to use a wood with a finer grain fo...

A Walk Through The Garden of Restoration
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

For years Raymond Thunder-Sky could be spotted around Cincinnati construction sites, wearing a hard hat and clown collar. Few people knew that he was drawing the buildings as they ...

Profile, Thomas Towhey
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The artist Thomas Hieronymous Towhey, born in Cincinnati in the mid-20th century and resident here most of the time since, gave himself his middle name. Towhey is an admirer of tha...

Lizzy Duquette: Collaborative Interdisciplinary Artist
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

If you have the chance to meet Lizzy Duquette, take the opportunity to sit with her for a moment. She is quiet and shy. She might hesitate to speak first. With the right prompting ...

Matthew Zory
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

  “The Other Side of Music Hall” “As a symphony musician my time is spent in the opulent settings of a historic 19th century concert hall amidst “the remnants of a gre...

Western
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

    Winter has officially arrived in Cincinnati and so too have an array of new men’s fashion collections for the Fall 2016 season. As in women’s apparel, some collec...

Daphne Minkoff and Tim Cross, Linda Hodges Gallery, Jan. 7-30, 2016
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A “drive-thru” restaurant. Aging wood-frame houses. Desolate T-docks. In her latest show at Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, Daphne Minkoff port...

Art’s Power to Overcome Adversity Resounds in “Watts”
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

In the summer of 1965, a young black man was pulled over by a white police officer for suspicion of driving while under the influence. The incident occurred on August 11 on the out...

Film Review: “The Big Short”
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Hollywood’s cliff notes version of the 2008 credit crisis is entertaining, cautionary and for those not intricately aware of money management, difficult to digest. Thick subtext ...

Poem By Louis Zoellar Bickett
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MOTHER WHISPERED   Mother, leaning over me, her palm placed securely to check my temperature whispered with a gentle breath that tickled my ear “You are my little prince, I ...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
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A Good Animal Day   Ladybugs popped out of his ears as he emerged from the hollow log.   She snapped one and they scooted to the dam, did yoga, then ignoring   the d...

Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

In 2013, the announcement that Garth Risk Hallberg, a debut novelist, was to receive an advance of nearly two million dollars, set the literary world atwitter.  A New York Times a...

Patti Smith’s M Train
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The multi-talented Patti Smith continues her third career as an essayist/memoirist with her superb , slim new book M Train.  Having taken the literary world by surprise and storm ...

Elizabeth Strout’s My Name Is Lucy Barton
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Elizabeth Strout, whose magnificent novel Olive Kitteridge won the Pulitzer Prize for literature a couple of years ago–and who seemed to appear out of nowhere–returns w...

Mary Gaitskill’s The Mare
Jan 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The brilliantly gifted novelist Mary Gaitskill, whose novel Veronica was a finalist for The National Book Award some years ago, and which showcased the greed and narcissism of the ...

December 2015


WHY WYNWOOD? A LETTER FROM MIAMI
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

Dear Art Loving Friends, It’s with great excitement that I write to you today. The last weeks were wrought with emotional highs, lows and a little bit of everything in between. W...

“Modern Living: Objects and Context,” The Carnegie
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

“Modern Living: Objects and Context” at The Carnegie was co-curated by Matt Distel and BLDG, a Covington-based design firm, and explores “the intersection and conflation of d...

President Unless They Hang Him First: Tom Sawyer Through the Eyes of C. F. Payne
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

Located in the Incline District of East Price Hill, The Flats Art Gallery sits in a renovated apartment building across the street from BLOC Coffee Company, and only a few minute...

Architectural Pursuits: An Interview with Catherine Richards
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

Catherine Richards defines herself as an artist and architect.  A graduate of DAAP originally from Cleveland, she spent a year in NYC working for the renowned firm OMA (co-founded...

Phyllis Weston: In Memoriam
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

Phyllis Weston’s recent death, after a very long and singularly fruitful career in the arts in Greater Cincinnati, certainly represents the end of an era, and I think that t...

Tiny, but Terrific
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

“Sean Scully Etchingss for Federico Garcia Lorca” Cincinnati Art Museum   Nov. 21, 2015 - Mar. 20, 2016 It’s hidden away so carefully behind the current exhibit “High St...

“Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie”
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

In the words of 1970’s hardcore punk band, Black Flag, Gimmie Gimmie Gimme is “a loaded gun.”  Dealing with everything from civil rights to Watergate, from feminist to schiz...

Upstairs at the Greenwich…
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

“Stars Under the Sky” is the title of the latest exhibit curated by Melissa Sammarco at the three room gallery over the Greenwich Jazz Club in Walnut Hills. Recognized ...

From Memory to Creativity
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

As the holidays are among us, aeqai’s fashion retrospective moves back a few weeks to early December with Italian fashion house Valentino. The brand was founded in 1959 by world-...

Rachel Girard Reisert
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

Rachel Girard Reisert is an artist and educator working in Cincinnati, OH. Her work combines historic and digital photographic processes to address the complexities of perception a...

Cole Carothers, Pragmatist on the Run
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

An artist, says artist Cole Carothers, must be patient and inquisitive. Carothers has been a working artist since the 1970s so speaks from experience. For his own paintings and pri...

Susan Mahan, Retired Art Teacher in Second Career
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

Retired art teacher Susan Mahan has found a second career in making art.  She taught all forms of artfrom drawing to jewelry design at Mariemont High School from 1981 to 2006.  S...

The “Intersections” of Poetry and Visual Art
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

I built you a room of a thousand daisies… That’s not a quote from artist Anila Quayyam Agha, although it appropriately describes “Intersections,” her installation that ...

Dani Dodge Explores the Intrusion of Fear on the Home Space in “Peeled & Raw”
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.” - Bertrand Russell Los Angeles-based artist Dani...

Roger Shimomura, “Great American Muse,” Greg Kucera Gallery, Nov. 5-Dec. 24
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

Roger Shimomura, “Great American Muse,” Greg Kucera Gallery, Nov. 5-Dec. 24 A sensuous, bare-shouldered woman with a broad, red smile. An homage to an artistic influence in the...

Best Books of 2015
Dec 22, 2015 | by | Read →

2015 was an odd year for fiction, unsettled, lacking greatness in general, but heartening to see so many younger writers from around the world taking to fiction, to writing novels,...


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