Modernist Directions and Misdirections:  “Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray”  at the Taft Museum of Art, October 3, 2014-January 11, 2015

Modernist Directions and Misdirections: “Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray” at the Taft Museum of Art, October 3, 2014-January 11, 2015

The art historical narratives of the history of photography and the advent of modernism are often intertwined, though in some of those narratives, photography helps facilitate mode...

“Marcus Ratliff: Collages & The Art World: Forty Years of Graphic Design” and “Marcus Ratliff: Collages,” Carl Solway Gallery, through Dec. 20, 2014

“Marcus Ratliff: Collages & The Art World: Forty Years of Graphic Design” and “Marcus Ratliff: Collages,” Carl Solway Gallery, through Dec. 20, 2014

Cincinnati should be proud that it has produced some of the most important artists of the latter half of the 20th century: Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004), Jim Dine (b. 1935), and Marcu...

The Urban Landscape: Six Artists – Six Views Clifton Cultural Arts Center

The Urban Landscape: Six Artists – Six Views Clifton Cultural Arts Center

How odd – not one of the artists whose works comprise The Urban Landscape: Six Artists – Six Views at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center  through December 5 indicates that peopl...

Profile of Stewart Goldman

Profile of Stewart Goldman

Stewart Goldman’s career has shown many variations during more than 50 years of painting and drawing. Through it all, color has driven his art. Perhaps a bigger force behind his ...

“Beyond Pop: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

“Beyond Pop: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

I was invited to attend the Founder’s Opening of “Beyond Pop: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, which for me, felt like both a homecoming and a re...

November 2014


Modernist Directions and Misdirections: “Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray” at the Taft Museum of Art, October 3, 2014-January 11, 2015
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The art historical narratives of the history of photography and the advent of modernism are often intertwined, though in some of those narratives, photography helps facilitate mode...

“Marcus Ratliff: Collages & The Art World: Forty Years of Graphic Design” and “Marcus Ratliff: Collages,” Carl Solway Gallery, through Dec. 20, 2014
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Cincinnati should be proud that it has produced some of the most important artists of the latter half of the 20th century: Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004), Jim Dine (b. 1935), and Marcu...

The Urban Landscape: Six Artists – Six Views Clifton Cultural Arts Center
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How odd – not one of the artists whose works comprise The Urban Landscape: Six Artists – Six Views at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center  through December 5 indicates that peopl...

Profile of Stewart Goldman
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Stewart Goldman’s career has shown many variations during more than 50 years of painting and drawing. Through it all, color has driven his art. Perhaps a bigger force behind his ...

“Beyond Pop: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” at the Cincinnati Art Museum
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I was invited to attend the Founder’s Opening of “Beyond Pop: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, which for me, felt like both a homecoming and a re...

Engine Trouble: “Beyond Pop Art: A Retrospective of Tom Wesselmann” at Cincinnati Museum of Art
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When I think about Andy Warhol, I don’t just think about Liz Taylor.  I often remember his series of car-crash and electric-chair screen-prints (plus those ones of the people ju...

Wesselmann and Women
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To a millennial, the term ‘Feminist’ has negative connotations; it brings up images of Birkenstocks, short hair, and radical views that make most conservative Midwesterners cri...

“Two Buckeyes: Fritz Dreisbach and Paul Marioni,” Atmosphere@Neusole
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The Neusole Glassworks has moved from Walnut Hills to Forest Park, from a neighborhood where police crime scene tape and chalk outlines are common to a verdant college-campus-like ...

Face First, Extremities, and Losing Your Head at Manifest Gallery
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Through a multi-dimensional compilation of works, Manifest Gallery presents a topically divided but conceptually supportive examination of the human form in three exhibitions.  In...

Mark Hanavan: Alone Together Expressions of Estrangement in the Technology World
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Hanavan’s exhibit is titled and marketed to make a statement connecting  the concept of self with the virtual self of social media and internet technologies. While the const...

Transfigurations
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COLUMBUS – Any time you can bask in the presence of 19 superb works by Pablo Picasso within 111 miles of Fountain Square, you should do it. To say nothing of 19 generally better ...

DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON FERGUSON PROTEST, NOVEMBER 25, 2014, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett
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What makes Cincinnati Union Terminal an architectural icon?
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Cincinnatians have heard a lot lately about saving our architectural icons, namely Cincinnati Union Terminal and Music Hall.  A number of people have asked me who and what determi...

A Conversation with Cameron Kitchin
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Cameron Kitchin, the new director of The Cincinnati Art Museum, firmly believes that “public service is in the DNA of this institution”, referring to the museum itself.  He an...

Jane Alden Stevens Photography in Motion
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“Creativity is a lifelong process which requires courage, perseverance and hard work,” said Jane Alden Stevens. Winner of the university-wide Dolly B. Cohen Award for Excellenc...

The Loss of Leisure and Its Social Cost
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Everyone in the working world is busy, overwhelmed. Even students’ days are filled to the brim. Yet if many are living comfortable, engaging lives, is there a problem, a downside...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
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I.              Images For A Better World: Kelly and Kyle PHELPS, Visual Artists Identical twin brothers Kelly and Kyle Phelps are Associate Professors at private Cath...

Cincinnati Preservation Association Celebrates 50 Years and Makes 2014 Awards
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Cincinnati Preservation Association was founded in 1964 as the Miami Purchase Association.  An attractive exhibition about CPA and its work, “Celebrating 50 Years of Working...

Book Review: Some Luck by Jane Smiley
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Jane Smiley’s novel One Thousand Acres, which won the Pulitzer Prize, is compelling and gripping not only because the book builds to a surprise and horrifying climax, but also be...

Book Review: Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories by Paul Theroux
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Books of short stories are often difficult to review, particularly when the stories do not overlap, one to another, almost like a novel in short stories.  But I have long consider...

October 2014


Murals, Public Art and the Lure of the Creative Place
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Covington is an ‘unapologetically authentic’ place. It’s an island unto itself. No label, declarative statement, or stereotype quite fits the business owners and residents wh...

Systems of Watching: “Eyes on the Street” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 11, 2014-January 4, 2015
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Street photography was a movement initially made possible by cameras that were small, film that was fast, and hands that were steady. It refreshed photography as an art form by ope...

David Benjamin Sherry’s Western Romance
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Western Romance aims to create a dialogue between David Benjamin Sherry’s photographs of vast landscapes saturated with synthetic color and the tradition of Western landscape pho...

Letter From Brooklyn
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There is an old yiddish saying that goes something like “No-one knows whose shoe pinches except the person who is walking in them”. As a child I heard this phrase and conjured ...

Public Art: Mural Month and FotoFocus
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October has been a month full of activities in the visual arts.  FotoFocus, the biennial celebration of photography and lens-based art, is still in swing, and it brought an except...

STILLS at Michael Lowe Gallery
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STILLS captivates with sophisticated themes and representative young artists Michael Lowe Gallery. 905 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 Stills is one of six “featured” ...

Cincinnati: Shadow and Light
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All of us who have read the Cincinnati Enquirer down the years know Michael Keating’s photographs. They are both smart and subjective, they are on the note, they tell us more...

“Building Pictures: Architectural Photographs by Édouard Baldus,” Cincinnati Art Museum
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In 1838 the Prussian-born Édouard Baldus (1813-1889) arrived in Paris with an eye to becoming a painter but met with little success. Instead his “eye” along with a lens led hi...

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at the Reed Gallery, DAAP.
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FotoFocus gifts our region a chance to view 50+ exhibitions of photographic and lens-based art every two years. Some have been curated by FotoFocus (2014’s Biennial by Kevin Moor...

Tradition: The Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art Sept. 12 – Oct. 9, 2014
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The only truly important qualification in realism is the attempt to reach perfection. Traditional art includes rendering, color perspective and the classic application of oil paint...

Constance McClure
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Walnut Hills artist Constance McClure sometimes subconsciously sketches in the air when she’s deep in conversation. Drawing always came naturally, but by now it’s automatic. Sh...

CAL KOWAL: A Profile of the Artist and Educator
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The day after I called Cal to set up a time to visit his studio and home, I ran into him at the opening of the Taft Museum’s excellent FotoFocus show, “Paris Night and Day”. ...

Across the Ocean and Down the Street: “Envelope” at Visionaries + Voices
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“Envelope,” the show currently up at the Visionaries + Voices (V+V) Gallery in Northside (through November 14, 2014), is a beautiful display of twittering, delicate art from al...

FOTOFOCUS 2014 “Shedding Light”
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FOTOFOCUS 2014 “Shedding Light” Clifton Cultural Art Center Oct 4th through Nov 5th The mushrooming phenomenon of phone and pad picture making has been undeniably outst...

The Peoples’ Art
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An unexpected and rewarding photography exhibition in this photo-saturated fall, mounted by Dan Wheeler, the son of the artist (himself a serious photographer), is in a spot you ar...

Photos of Coney Island By Raymond Adams
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AEQAI has been looking for over a year for a group of photographs that we offer as our own contribution to FotoFocus. Both the amount and quality of photographs we saw from regiona...

Columbus Mural Projects
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In Columbus Ohio we have an area of the city called the Short North, just north of downtown. Thirty years ago this area was filled with drugs, crime and lots of vacant buildings. T...

Letter from the Midwest
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Letter from the Midwest differs from my previous “Letters.” It is a quick romp through parts of the Midwest where there have been interesting exhibitions. While “there is goo...

FINDING RAYMOND ADAMS IN UNION SQUARE, APRIL 1, 2008 #1
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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD by Saad Ghosn I.              Images For A Better World: Scott DONALDSON, Visual Artist Scott Donaldson graduated in 1982 with an MFA degree in ...

Photos By Emily Kamholtz
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Since FotoFocus continues to have a very strong educational component to everything it presents, and since we are all curious at how younger Americans view their environment artist...

Book Review: Lila by Marilynne Robinson
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If you haven’t read or encountered the great mind of writer /theologian/philosopher Marilynne Robinson, I urge you to read her new novel, Lila, which is the third in a trilog...

October Issue of AEQAI Online
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The month of October has offered Greater Cincinnatians a plethora of superior art exhibitions, as well as lectures, discussions and other adjunct programming as part of the second ...


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