“The Trump L’Oeil Olé!”  SOFT REGARDS:  INSTALLATION BY ELENA HARVEY COLLINS AND LIZ ROBERTS Weston Art Gallery DEC. 9, 2016–JAN. 29, 2017.  A Déjà Revue by Regan Brown

“The Trump L’Oeil Olé!” SOFT REGARDS: INSTALLATION BY ELENA HARVEY COLLINS AND LIZ ROBERTS Weston Art Gallery DEC. 9, 2016–JAN. 29, 2017. A Déjà Revue by Regan Brown

“I read a theory once that the human intellect was like peacock feathers. Just an extravagant display intended to attract a mate. All of art, literature, a bit of Mozart, William...

“Max Beckmann in New York,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, through February 20, 2017

“Max Beckmann in New York,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, through February 20, 2017

In “Max Beckmann in New York,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought together 14 works painted when the artist lived in the city in 1949 and 1950, and 25 earlier paintings...

Report from New York: Walking between Dreams in Three Immersive Cinematic Exhibitions

Report from New York: Walking between Dreams in Three Immersive Cinematic Exhibitions

This winter, three major New York institutions hosted exhibitions of immersive, moving image installations. In many ways the works featured in these shows were direct descendants o...

Feeling History: “The Poetry of Place”  at the Cincinnati Art Museum,  December 10, 2016-June 11, 2017

Feeling History: “The Poetry of Place” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, December 10, 2016-June 11, 2017

“The Poetry of Place” is a small show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, with only 18 photographs by only three artists, William Clift, Michael Kenna, and Linda Connor, the works al...

Caroline Wells Chandler: Crocheting Utopia

Caroline Wells Chandler: Crocheting Utopia

This essay hopes to provide readers a theoretical analysis of the queer abstraction of Caroline Wells Chandler (b.1985), a contemporary New York painter. The methodology of the ess...

January/February 2017


“The Trump L’Oeil Olé!” SOFT REGARDS: INSTALLATION BY ELENA HARVEY COLLINS AND LIZ ROBERTS Weston Art Gallery DEC. 9, 2016–JAN. 29, 2017. A Déjà Revue by Regan Brown
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“I read a theory once that the human intellect was like peacock feathers. Just an extravagant display intended to attract a mate. All of art, literature, a bit of Mozart, William...

“Max Beckmann in New York,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, through February 20, 2017
Feb 10, 2017 | by | Read →

In “Max Beckmann in New York,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought together 14 works painted when the artist lived in the city in 1949 and 1950, and 25 earlier paintings...

Report from New York: Walking between Dreams in Three Immersive Cinematic Exhibitions
Feb 10, 2017 | by | Read →

This winter, three major New York institutions hosted exhibitions of immersive, moving image installations. In many ways the works featured in these shows were direct descendants o...

Feeling History: “The Poetry of Place” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, December 10, 2016-June 11, 2017
Feb 10, 2017 | by | Read →

“The Poetry of Place” is a small show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, with only 18 photographs by only three artists, William Clift, Michael Kenna, and Linda Connor, the works al...

Caroline Wells Chandler: Crocheting Utopia
Feb 10, 2017 | by | Read →

This essay hopes to provide readers a theoretical analysis of the queer abstraction of Caroline Wells Chandler (b.1985), a contemporary New York painter. The methodology of the ess...

Color Beauty Vision – Carl Solway Gallery
Feb 10, 2017 | by | Read →

  Color is the lush and unapologetic feature that binds the three artists whose solo presentations opened Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at the Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati a...

Ruins in Drinking Glasses: Michael Dopp’s “Capriccio” at Roberts & Tilton
Feb 10, 2017 | by | Read →

“Capriccio,” Michael Dopp’s show in Roberts & Tilton’s small secondary gallery, features 18 ink drawings brimming with symbolism. From afar, their washy...

“Pieced together: Expression, Memory, Identity”
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“Pieced together: Expression, Memory, Identity” YWCA, Women’s Gallery, 898 Walnut St. Cincinnati, Ohio Artists: Jamie Van Landuyt, Elizabeth Leal and Sara Caswell...

Resolutions: 1. More Art
Feb 10, 2017 | by | Read →

To start the new year right, Wash Park Art Gallery offers an exhibit of twenty artists, both painters and photographers, that will run through February 18. Holly Doan Spraul, galle...

George Rush Walls, Windows, Rooms, People At the Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio
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George Rush complicates the privacy of domestic and gallery space with his exhibition Walls, Windows, Rooms, People at the Weston Gallery. Using changes in texture, color and spati...

Widening the Net: Performance Art Overview Part II
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

Cincinnati is changing. We have seen the revitalization of the urban center and new galleries popping up in each verging neighborhood. Although it has been exciting to live amidst ...

Behind the Scenes of an Artist’s Work: Shippers, Framers, Restorers and Conservators Who Make the Artist Shine
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

Behind the scenes of an artist’s work are shippers, framers, restorers and conservators essential to an artist. Cincinnati has several people working in those fields. For this ar...

PAINTING IN PUBLIC
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

Kevin T. Kelly and his son, Jack Kelly, are in the same line of work. They are artists; they make paintings. This is often a solitary craft, practiced in the studio, possibly alone...

Fotofolio – Lars Anderson
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                              “Shrouded” Lar’s statement: When I look closely at the world, I tend ...

Letter from New York
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

We aren’t able to sleep. Or maybe worse, we are. The panic comes and goes, and then it stays. As presidential orders are meted out at a dizzying pace by the American kyriarchy, a...

“VOULKOS: The Breakthrough Years,” Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, through March 15, 2017
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

    “VOULKOS: The Breakthrough Years” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City traces the evolution of Peter Voulkos from accomplished potter to one of...

Ella Weber – Artist Profile
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

I stumbled across the work of Ella P. Weber on Instagram. I was thumbing through my feed as I normally do. I was feeling listless, waiting on laundry, my mind in a spin cycle from ...

Trans rights, melting glaciers, evil-thwarting shields: just another Houston gallery-hop, just another January in America
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

In a month when most of us are struggling to find a concise slogan for our protest signs, Houston’s inner loop as usual is a nest of artistic treasures. This month, I couldn...

Mind The Gap
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

Mind The Gap   When fashion designers gather to showcase their haute couture collections in Paris twice a year, it’s generally an anything goes scenario. To be included in t...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

Expecting   My wife is expecting me to be the man I promised to be when I told her “even when we return to dust, I am certain our molecules will be holding hands creatin...

“The Dispossessed” by Szilard Borbely
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

The grinding dailiness of poverty is so well delineated in Szilard Borbely’s novel The Dispossessed, that we realize that we may have become inured to the sufferings of other...

“Transit” by Rachel Cusk
Feb 9, 2017 | by | Read →

If you haven’t yet discovered the young English writer Rachel Cusk, I urge you to do so.  Last year’s offering from her , Outline,  was just a shard less spectacular ...

December 2016


The Dappled Life: “Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 15, 2016-January 8, 2017
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Okay, I’ll go first. In my decades of getting to know and love the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection, I had never really liked Van Gogh’s “Into the Undergrowth,...

Two Shows at Wave Pool: “Everything Is Nothing with a Twist” and “Domus Candela”
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

December 3rd marked the opening of two new exhibitions at Wave Pool: the group show Everything Is Nothing with a Twist on the ground floor and a solo installation Domus Candela by ...

Human As Content: Alan Rath at Carl Solway
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

The windowless white rooms that comprise the Carl Solway Gallery provide an austere setting for the LCD screen-based, chrome-armatured show Alan Rath: New Sculpture. The main galle...

Visionary Artists at the Carnegie Arts Center
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

E is for Edie, An Edith McKee Harper Retrospective Tony Dotson, An American Outsider Solo Exhibition Both exhibitions run from December 9, 2016 through February 11, 2017 Amanda Ack...

Best Fiction of 2016
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

2016 has been one of the best years for fiction in quite a number of years.  The ongoing globalization of literature continues, with superb writers now emerging from all over the ...

The Big Chill: “Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor” at the Contemporary Arts Center, October 7, 2016-March 12, 2017
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My place to start thinking about Roe Ethridge’s work and sensibility is his “Thanksgiving 1984 (table)” (2009). It captures the artist’s love of surface, an almost obsessiv...

Making the Specific Universal – A Review of ‘Je danse et je vous en donne à bouffer (I Dance and I Feed You)’ by Radhouane El Meddeb
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

I’m perched on the kitchen counter, watching my mother cook. It’s dark outside, the company will arrive soon and the air is weighted with smell. The scene is hazy with steam th...

Implosions of Significance
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

As I reflect on my experience of this year, two dates stand out: June 14 and August 16. On those days, Riviera hotel and casino buildings exploded on the Las Vegas Strip, disappear...

On Arts Education and Our Current Political Climate
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Throughout my youth, my mother dragged me to more museums than I wished to attend. But in doing so, she instilled in me an understanding of art’s capacity to impart change. Works...

How We Play, or Don’t Play: Julian Lorber and Nicole Pietrantoni at Nicole Longnecker Gallery
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Adults are often admonished for losing our appreciation for “play”; we find it childish, something we leave behind, and scientists often tell us that our brains are worse off f...

“Provocateur” by Tyler Shields
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Provocateur, Tyler Shields’ new book of photographs, is a weighty publication. Close to a square foot in shape and about an inch and a half thick, it comes in at between six ...

12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Photographs by James Friedman of 12 Nazi concentration camps opened in October 2016 at the Cincinnati Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in partne...

“Tapped”, “Texas” & “Minnesota” at MANIFEST GALLERY Dec 2016
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Cincinnati’s Manifest Gallery opens a number of exhibits at its Walnut Hills locale this week. “Tapped” is a unique annual exhibition exploring the relationship b...

Pageant of The People
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

As we welcome the holiday season, most high fashion brands are focused on transitioning their buying clientele from fall / winter to resort collections and preparing for the debut ...

Fran Watson Tribute Exhibit and Sale Jan. 8
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

The children of Fran Watson will host a tribute exhibit and sale of Fran’s best paintings Sunday, January 8, 2017, from 2:00 – 5:00 at Sandra Small Gallery, 124 West Pi...

Fotofolio – Craig Barber
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

                                  “Working the Land” Craig’s statement: As our society tu...

A Conversation with Colin Klimesh
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

  Colin’s devotion to detail results in considered work that is in conversation with contemporary culture. His objects are at home wherever they are and serve their function...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

The Hayloft   The rickety hayloft door, like terrible drumming against its tattered track, was our barrier between the thunderous swarm and blusterous squall. The night was ou...


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    Aeqai’s back with a double issue, January/February, 2016, and the new issue has just posted.  We hope that you’ll find our slight increase in cultural criticism and so...

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    The December issue of aeqai has just posted, and it’s a very eclectic group of columns we have for our readers this month.  I’m hoping to move aeqai into the field of ...

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