Robert Harris, 75, a Black, Disabled Community Activist and Artist

Robert Harris, 75, a Black, Disabled Community Activist and Artist

Robert Harris, 75, said he was a misfit – Black, disabled and an artist.  He never let that stop him. Some people thought he was crazy to make a living as an artist, especially ...

Bodies Impossibly Merged: Kent Krugh’s "Under the Influence:  Beauty and the Surreal in France"

Bodies Impossibly Merged: Kent Krugh’s “Under the Influence: Beauty and the Surreal in France”

Kent Krugh is a long-time contributor to the Ohio art scene, bringing a sophisticated historical sensibility to his work as a photographer and curator. After taking physics degrees...

Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America Cincinnati Art Museum July 9–October 3, 2021

Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America Cincinnati Art Museum July 9–October 3, 2021

The backstory is important here. The movie The Monuments Men brought to light the very intriguing and powerful story of mostly middle-aged men and women – primarily art experts &...

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Figures of Life

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Figures of Life

MoMA PS1’s “Structures for Life” is the first major US exhibition of the Nouveau Réaliste artist Niki de Saint Phalle. French-born and American-raised, Saint Phalle is s...

The Failed Promise of 2021

The Failed Promise of 2021

SOS ART 2021 EXHIBIT Curated by Saad Ghosn, the 19th annual SOS show with a cohesive theme of peace and justice showcases 94 works from student artists to professionals. With the y...

June/July 2021


Robert Harris, 75, a Black, Disabled Community Activist and Artist
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Robert Harris, 75, said he was a misfit – Black, disabled and an artist.  He never let that stop him. Some people thought he was crazy to make a living as an artist, especially ...

Bodies Impossibly Merged: Kent Krugh’s “Under the Influence: Beauty and the Surreal in France”
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

Kent Krugh is a long-time contributor to the Ohio art scene, bringing a sophisticated historical sensibility to his work as a photographer and curator. After taking physics degrees...

Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America Cincinnati Art Museum July 9–October 3, 2021
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

The backstory is important here. The movie The Monuments Men brought to light the very intriguing and powerful story of mostly middle-aged men and women – primarily art experts &...

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Figures of Life
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

MoMA PS1’s “Structures for Life” is the first major US exhibition of the Nouveau Réaliste artist Niki de Saint Phalle. French-born and American-raised, Saint Phalle is s...

The Failed Promise of 2021
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

SOS ART 2021 EXHIBIT Curated by Saad Ghosn, the 19th annual SOS show with a cohesive theme of peace and justice showcases 94 works from student artists to professionals. With the y...

“Vivid Prints: Kevin Harris and Saad Ghosn,” Indian Hill Gallery, through August 8, 2021
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

The summer exhibition at Indian Hill Gallery is “Vivid Prints: Kevin Harris and Saad Ghosn.” Powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind are vivid. Strong colors tha...

Celebration and Dissent: Basquiat in the Time of Black Lives Matter
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

Last semester an English comp student of mine used to stay after class to have further conversations with me. We typically talked about music and capitalism as his work was intense...

Dramatic Control Systems in Cindy Ji Hye Kim’s “Soliloquy for Two”
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

The title of Cindy Ji Hye Kim’s show at François Ghebaly, “Soliloquy for Two,” highlights her work’s dramatic overtones while alluding to the interpretive relationship bet...

“Mayflies” by Andrew O’Hagan
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

Barely reviewed by those who select books for review, “Mayflies”, by “London Review of Books” writer/editor Andrew O’Hagan, is one of the year’s...

“Letters to Camondo” by Edmund de Waal
Jul 23, 2021 | by | Read →

I first learned of Edmund de Waal, author and renowned ceramicist, when a friend gave me his book “The Hare with Amber Eyes” years ago. In that (nonfiction) book, we le...

May 2021


Zachary Armstrong, Curtis Barnes, and Cauleen Smith Shows Inaugurate a New Home for The Contemporary Dayton
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

The Contemporary Dayton (aka The Co), formerly known as the Dayton Visual Arts Center, has moved. Its new home is a 6000+ sq ft. space featuring five galleries, including a video v...

Mystic Materialism: Jay Bolotin at the Carl Solway Gallery
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Jay Bolotin began exhibiting works of art at the Carl Solway Gallery in the 1970s. Nearly fifty years later, he maintains his relationship with the venue, which has staged a retros...

Aleatory Aesthetics: Appraising the Aesthetics of “Chance” in Gerhard Richter’s Cage Paintings
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Gerhard Richter’s Cage paintings (2006), on display at the Gagosian Gallery at 541 West 24th Street, are named after the composer John Cage, apparently drawing on the theme of co...

“Silver Lining: An Outdoor Photography Show,” organized by The Clifton Cultural Arts Center and installed along the fence of the Rawson Woods Bird Preserve at the intersection of Middleton and McAlpin Avenues, Cincinnati
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

To state the obvious, the pandemic changed all of our lives, except, perhaps, the agoraphobic. The rest of us learned how to bake bread, cleaning out store shelves of packets of ye...

Promise, Witness, Remembrance. Speed Museum. Louisville, Kentucky
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Sam Gilliam’s Carousel Form II (1969) and Alisha Wormsley’s afro-futurist manifesto, “There are Black people in the Future,” announce their presence as you walk into the fi...

Stolen Land: Artistic Legacies of California Indians
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

The Autry Museum of the American West feels hidden within LA’s Griffith Park. Its exhibition When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California is on view ...

Emil Alzamora’s Broken Figures Struggle to Find Their Way
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

The eight figurative sculptures comprising Emil Alzamora’s show, “Waymaker,” evoke somber aspects of the human condition.  Lacerated, contorted, and dismembered, these gener...

Cincinnati’s Juneteenth Tradition Continues in Spite of the Pandemic
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Cincinnati’s Juneteenth Celebration began with Lydia Morgan in 1988. She accompanied her husband Noel on a business conference in Phoenix, Arizona where they met another couple. ...

“Foregone” by Russell Banks
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Russell Banks has long been one of America’s most prominent novelists, and his new book, “Foregone”, is a work of staggering genius, complex and nuanced; it raise...

“The Recent East” by Thomas Grattan
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

A new novel by Thomas Grattan, “The Recent East”,  is surprisingly powerful, a fascinating look at a family, starting in East Germany and ending up in the newly unifie...


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  • June/July Issue of Aeqai Online

    Even in the dead of summer, in this post-COVID period, there are still art shows around of significance, and we bring you those in the new June/July issue of Aeqai, which has just ...