“Calling” by Kate Kern at the Weston Art Gallery

“Calling” by Kate Kern at the Weston Art Gallery

The realm of artist Kate Kern is the ethereal space of imagination, wherein she depicts an actual, tangible place that is like this world, but not quite. Here it is, a bare room, a...

“Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 17, 2017

“Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 17, 2017

It was just before Valentine’s Day, when I saw the lavish “Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris” exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art, and how I long...

KayWalkingStick at the Dayton Art Institute

KayWalkingStick at the Dayton Art Institute

I can’t decide if I should leap for joy or feel cheated by the art world when I discover yet another marvelous woman artist who has not received appropriate mainstream recognitio...

Short Circuits and Exposed Networks: The Wired at Weston Gallery

Short Circuits and Exposed Networks: The Wired at Weston Gallery

Artworks today enter digital markets of circulation. Even the seemingly dematerialized, non-commodifiable works of land art and conceptual art are subject to economies of reproduct...

"Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” Cincinnati Art Museum through May 7, 2017

“Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” Cincinnati Art Museum through May 7, 2017

​ On the quiet Tuesday that I visited the “Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, there were only a few people in the gallery, m...

March 2017


“Calling” by Kate Kern at the Weston Art Gallery
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The realm of artist Kate Kern is the ethereal space of imagination, wherein she depicts an actual, tangible place that is like this world, but not quite. Here it is, a bare room, a...

“Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 17, 2017
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

It was just before Valentine’s Day, when I saw the lavish “Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris” exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art, and how I long...

KayWalkingStick at the Dayton Art Institute
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

I can’t decide if I should leap for joy or feel cheated by the art world when I discover yet another marvelous woman artist who has not received appropriate mainstream recognitio...

Short Circuits and Exposed Networks: The Wired at Weston Gallery
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Artworks today enter digital markets of circulation. Even the seemingly dematerialized, non-commodifiable works of land art and conceptual art are subject to economies of reproduct...

“Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” Cincinnati Art Museum through May 7, 2017
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​ On the quiet Tuesday that I visited the “Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor” exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, there were only a few people in the gallery, m...

Why I Continue to Fight
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

In 2012, I found out that I had breast cancer. To avoid recurrence (since both my mother and grandmother had suffered the same), I opted for a double mastectomy, after which I unde...

Inside the Judgment Zone
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

People can be so truculent, never missing an opportunity to censure others. That’s what makes Planet Fitness’ storied promise of a “Judgement [sic] Free Zone̶...

Faith and Family: “Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection” at the Skirball Museum, Hebrew Union College, March 5-April 30, 2017
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Rembrandt’s apparently substantial interest in things Jewish has been matched by western culture’s interest in Rembrandt’s interest in things Jewish. This has led to a range ...

Twice the First Time, a contemporary fusion of hip hop, visual art and performance
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Twice the First Time, a contemporary fusion of hip hop, visual art and performance Twice the First Time was not the performance I expected. Sitting down in the darkened room of the...

Explorations in Color
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

This show in the Main Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Center at Northern Kentucky University features four Cincinnati artists, Mike Agricola, Tina Tammaro, Celia Yost, and Amy Greene-...

Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts
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Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation, which is currently up at University of Louisville’s Cressman Center for the Arts, and curated by Chris Reitz, is involved in...

“Birds of Paradise” at Marta Hewett Gallery
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The birds in Kevin Veara’s paintings are vividly alive in their stylized natural world. Birds of Paradise, an exhibition of a dozen or so of the artist’s recent works a...

THE CASTLE OF DEBRIS —Tatsuya Tatsuta’s formative abstract representation of Lacanian desire
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

“There are only 2 tragedies in life: not getting what one desires, and getting it.” —Oscar Wilde The Castle of Debris is situated first from the entrance to the large exhibit...

The Return to Beauty: Asian Influences on Contemporary Landscape Art
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Chinese and Japanese art come from radically different traditions and assumptions than Western art. “Chinese painters are always painting essences, not likenesses,” acc...

Shippers, Preparers, Framers, Conservators – Part II
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

This article is the second of a two-part series about shippers, framers, conservators and preparers in the Greater Cincinnati area. Look no further than 1309 Vine St. where Suder...

Letter from Lebanon: Sifr (Zero), or the illusionary yet corrupting value of money
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Every time I visit Lebanon, I am amazed by the prevailing creative energy that permeates everyday life. This energy is chaotic, screaming, often in your face and not rarely to your...

Paige Williams
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Editor’s Note:  Aeqai is pleased to republish Megan Bickel’s interview with Paige Williams.  The inverview was originally published on Five-Dots. Paige Williams has ...

Noel Anderson’s “Study for a Blak Origin Moment” at Miller Gallery
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Noel Anderson’s “Study for a Blak Origin Moment” appears at Miller Gallery, located in an upscale neighborhood of Cincinnati. The show runs in conjunction with An...

Fotofolio – Tim Freeman
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                                      “Firmament” Tim’s statement: “And God m...

Anne Wehrley Bjork at B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

Anne Bjork, an artist whose work I was unfamiliar with until visiting the gallery; is originally from New Mexico and now resides in and is a part of the adjunct faculty in Universi...

Poem By Louis Zoellar Bickett
Mar 19, 2017 | by | Read →

IN THE DREAM I was a baby held by my Mother tightly to her breast. Her long black hair brushed against my face. She smelled like lilac soap. It was summer and the kitchen was hot. ...

Paul Auster’s “4 3 2 1”
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Paul Auster’s 886 page new novel, titled ” 4 3 2 1″, may well be an American masterpiece. Skipping early American literature, which I often find tough sledding, I...

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
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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
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“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
Feb 10, 2017 | by | Read →

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
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    “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 ...


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