Twin Utopias at the CAC Lobby: On Tomás Saraceno and Zaha Hadid

Twin Utopias at the CAC Lobby: On Tomás Saraceno and Zaha Hadid

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

Little Bang Theory: Christian Schmit’s Universe

“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

TODT’s Hopeful Monster at Hudson Jones Gallery

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

“Drawing on Second Sight,” Lindner Gallery, Kennedy Heights Art Center through July 30, 2016

“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

Aaron Skolnick’s Running Where We Stand

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...

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...

May 2016


“UNRAVELED: Textiles Reconsidered,” Contemporary Arts Center, through August 14, 2016
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

When you walk into “UNRAVELED: Textiles Reconsidered” at the Contemporary Arts Center, the first piece you encounter is Legacies, 2006, by Kari Steihaug (b. 1962, Norway; resid...

Tom Marioni’s Dry Fresco, Drawings and Bronze at Carl Solway Gallery
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

How are we to understand the intentions of a conceptual artist like Tom Marioni when he mounts an exhibition of objects using traditional mediums like fresco, drawing and bronze sc...

Domestic Departures
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Kennedy Heights Arts Center (KHAC) is host to artist in residence Susan Byrnes and her nostalgic narrative: Domestic Departures.  Conjuring the ever personal yet universal experie...

Formal Function: Strategies of Abstraction Through June 11, 2016 at The Carnegie
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Don’t let the title frighten you. This is quite simply one of the best abstract shows I’ve seen in years. A wide variety of what passes for abstraction today may open up a worl...

Maps and Stars: “Not in New York: Carl Solway and Cincinnati” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, April 30-October 30, 2016
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Carl Solway (and family) have been so deeply entwined with the art gallery scene in Cincinnati that it takes a timeline on the wall to keep it all straight. He graduated from Walnu...

“Kirk Mangus: Ceramic Sculpture and Drawing,” Carl Solway Gallery, through July 9, 2016
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Being unfamiliar with Kirk Mangus’s (1952-2013) work, seeing his exhibition at Carl Solway Gallery of ceramic sculpture and drawings, spanning four decades, was overwhelming. I c...

“Uncovering: Our Beauty, Strength, and Fragility” at Wash Park Art Gallery
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

The exhibit, “Uncovering: Our Beauty, Strength, and Fragility” opened at Wash Park Art Gallery on May 20, and continues through June 12. The show features the nude figure, port...

Edward Wolfley: Reflections on a Journey
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

A sustained career in the arts—creating new work decade after decade—is always a remarkable achievement.  When such a body of work is brought together, we can see the artist...

Still Standing You
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Truthfully when I walked into the CAC Thursday night I was only thinking one thing, I’m about to willingly see my first uncircumcised piece of man bits because of art. In an age ...

#DAAPFash16
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

  At the end of every school year, as the weather begins to warm and excitement grows with the anticipation of things to come, the University of Cincinnati College of Design, ...

Ten Treasures of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

In May of 2015, B’nai B’rith International and Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) announced that the art and artifacts of the former B’na...

Reimagining Cincinnati’s Skirball Museum
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Reimagining Cincinnati’s Skirball Museum by Abby Schwartz, director, Cincinnati Skirball Museum of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion On a bright sunny morning in ...

A Conversation with Stephen Bowen
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

A Conversation with Stephen Bowen Tim Karoleff   Stephen is one of the contemporary young design talents to know. His avant garde approach is as unique as it is exciting. Elic...

Cody Gunningham- Expressing Inspirations from the Everyday
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Cody Gunningham sits in the center of his narrow but roomy studio on Main Street, Over the Rhine. The storefront  windows are blocked from the street with canvas, but the high cei...

The William Betts House: A Hidden View into the 19th Century in the West End
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

On 416 Clark Street nestled in the Betts-Longworth Historic District in the West End is the William Betts House, the oldest brick house in the state still on its original site of 1...

Fotofolio: Anna Ream
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

                        “Comfort Objects” A comfort object is a toy or blanket that takes on emotional importance to...

Tribute to Alice Weston
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Both artist and patron Alice Weston, and dealer/art guru Carl Solway were rightly honored this month, Weston at a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of The Weston Gallery in ...

Carl Solway: How I failed to deliver, but he did not.
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

In the early 1980s, I was a roving, punk clubbing twenty-something and a nascent print salesman for the Hennegan Company with a sidelong interest in art , though with little knowle...

CARL SOLWAY
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

What makes Carl Solway an exceptional and indeed special art dealer?  His lengthy career began some 50 years ago  when he opened the Flair Gallery.  Located on Race Street in wh...

Tribute to Carl Solway
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

I have a very special fondness for the Solways, because my relationship with that family predates my meeting Carl himself and buying art from him, which began in 1970.  My sister&...

Carl Solway Experience
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Picture this if you will: it’s early 1970′s and you move to Cincinnati to join the “art community”;, no you are not alone in the back of a train station rot...

Letter from Chicago: ‘Kerry James Marshall: Mastry’ opens April 23 and runs through September 25, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Letter from Chicago: ‘Kerry James Marshall: Mastry’ opens April 23 and runs through September 25, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. By Cynthia Kukla If you haven...

SHAPESHIFTER
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Ryan O’Malley’s exhibition SHAPESHIFTER opened on April twelfth and is on display at Austin’s Flatbed Press and Gallery through May thirty-first. O’Malley is the printmakin...

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

“Amateurs rehearse until they get it right; professionals rehearse until they can’t get it wrong.” That quote is often attributed to Julie Andrews. I heard it recently on a p...

Expanding Our Empathy
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Dan Heskamp’s MFA exhibition Expanding Our Empathy opened on May fifth in Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Weil Gallery. The exhibition featured a variety of media culminating hi...

Cancelled: The Fall of Modern Television
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Television operates in seasons. Fall premieres, spring finales and limited summer series run on a strict timeline the networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) have long utilized to produce fo...

Poems by Louis Zoeller Bickett
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

“…you see me disappearing like sugar in water.” —from Rain Trip by Diane Wakoski MY RIGHT HAND My right hand is caving in. The muscles retreat as if on the front line under...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Butterflies   We are all born caterpillars fuzzy and crawling, amused by the sky and her shape-shifters: first a dragon, then an angel.   We flail our limbs testing their str...

The Illustrated Letters of Richard Doyle to His Father, 1842-1843
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

For nearly two years in the early 1840s, Victoria still new to the throne, a young Englishman with a nimble pen for both drawing and writing fulfilled his father’s request fo...

Belinda McKeon’s Tender
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Now that I’m getting more and more ideas for finding books from The New Yorker, rather than from The New York Times Book Review, from the one-page section titled”Briefl...

Ian McGuire’s The North Water
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

The North Water, by Ian McGuire, is a combination adventure tale, morality play, historical novel, and singularly astute assessment of the characters of men under the most extreme ...

David Means’s Hystopia
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

David Means’s Hystopia is a much-anticipated novel–deservedly so, let me say up front–that looks at both veterans of the Vietnam War and two young women whose boy...


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