Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives at Antioch College

Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives at Antioch College

Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery investigates historical documentation and mines personal accounts to challenge cavalier attitudes...

Signs of Erasure: “Finding Kenyon Barr” at UC’s Meyers Gallery

Signs of Erasure: “Finding Kenyon Barr” at UC’s Meyers Gallery

At the outset of the tumultuous 1960s, more than 25,000 Cincinnatians found themselves evicted from their homes by city planners. Those losses came as a result of the Kenyon Barr p...

Three Artists' Techno-futurist Dystopias

Three Artists’ Techno-futurist Dystopias

“‘I’m living my life out in a cell in a row of beehives and when I wake up and think of it like I did last night it seems to me I’ll just go crazy! …A...

Unnatural Worlds: “No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguiere, Thomas Ruff” at Contemporary Arts Center, September 21, 2018-January 13, 2019

Unnatural Worlds: “No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguiere, Thomas Ruff” at Contemporary Arts Center, September 21, 2018-January 13, 2019

FotoFocus 2018 promised, in its thematic title, to burrow into the archives, and at the CAC, they uncovered something. The roots of its show, “No Two Alike,” go back to an arti...

Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N* at the Speed Art Museum: Casualist Painting / Not-cAsual SetTing

Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N* at the Speed Art Museum: Casualist Painting / Not-cAsual SetTing

When I was an undergrad I fumbled into Sharon Butler’s essay “The New Casualists” published in “The Brooklyn Rail”. I found it at a crucial moment in my development as a ...

November 2018


Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives at Antioch College
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Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery investigates historical documentation and mines personal accounts to challenge cavalier attitudes...

Signs of Erasure: “Finding Kenyon Barr” at UC’s Meyers Gallery
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

At the outset of the tumultuous 1960s, more than 25,000 Cincinnatians found themselves evicted from their homes by city planners. Those losses came as a result of the Kenyon Barr p...

Three Artists’ Techno-futurist Dystopias
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

“‘I’m living my life out in a cell in a row of beehives and when I wake up and think of it like I did last night it seems to me I’ll just go crazy! …A...

Unnatural Worlds: “No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguiere, Thomas Ruff” at Contemporary Arts Center, September 21, 2018-January 13, 2019
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FotoFocus 2018 promised, in its thematic title, to burrow into the archives, and at the CAC, they uncovered something. The roots of its show, “No Two Alike,” go back to an arti...

Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N* at the Speed Art Museum: Casualist Painting / Not-cAsual SetTing
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When I was an undergrad I fumbled into Sharon Butler’s essay “The New Casualists” published in “The Brooklyn Rail”. I found it at a crucial moment in my development as a ...

Folded, Scratched, Discarded: Photographic Memory in the Work of Akram Zaatari
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In our contemporary image-saturated, screen-based culture, the materiality of photographic prints and negatives seems part of a quaint memory of the artwork before the age of digit...

Lookin’ For Some Hot Stuff Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête Dayton Art Institute, Oct. 20–Jan. 13, 2019
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Lookin’ for some hot stuff, baby this evenin’ I need some hot stuff, baby tonight I want some hot stuff, baby this evenin’ Gotta have some hot stuff Gotta have so...

“The Fabric of India,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through January 6, 2019
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“The Fabric of India” exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum illustrates the country’s diversity through 170 handmade objects dating from the 15th century to today. The show...

“It was a joy to pay attention”: “Measure” by Anna Von Mertens at the Radcliffe Institute
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I married into a quilting family. One corner of our wedding quilt lists all the names of the women and men who helped piece it together before one aunt fed it to a nearly-room-size...

Judi Parks “Search & Destroy” – San Francisco Punk rock 1976-79
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Judi Parks’s show “Search & Destroy” consists of twenty four beautiful black and white images taken at the San Francisco club Mabuhay Gardens in the late 1970...

Truth or Dare: A Reality Show
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

On display now at 21c Museum is Truth or Dare: A Reality Show.  Featuring work from around the world, the exhibition is host to over fifty artists bringing with them messages and ...

Margie Livingston at Greg Kucera Gallery
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Margie Livingston doesn’t just push paint around. She layers it, folds it, quilts it, weaves it, mends it, and drags it behind her on a harness. She has also explored the substra...

Two FotoFocus shows at The Lloyd Library
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

Anyone drawn to museums knows that the stacks, the storage space for everything not on exhibition, have an irresistible fascination. Lloyd Library & Museum, 917 Plum Street in ...

PLEIN AIR: Art Made Outdoors
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

“En plein air”: ORIGIN from French, meaning ‘in the open air’ This term in the painter’s glossary denotes art made outdoors, and/or images traditional...

Fotofolio: Suz Fleming
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“Impermanence” Suz’s statement: I started Impermanence several years ago and continue to work with this series.  Without specifically addressing my Japanese heritage, these ...

Pulling Off All the Old Masks Just to See the Flowers Bloom Again Tres Taylor at Caza Sikes Gallery
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

This show at the Caza Sikes gallery in Oakley consists of eight large works meant to be viewed in a specific order, as the central subject in each, a monk, makes a journey of self-...

The Clay Alliance
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

Several small arts organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area fly under the radar.  Clay Alliance is one of them. Studio San Giuseppe at Mount St. Joseph University presents the...

Q&A: Sophie Lindsey and the art of minute-but-meaningful social intervention
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

In many ways, Sophie Lindsey’s artistic practice can be compared to finding a penny face-up on the sidewalk. It happens in the context of your daily routine and makes you feel so...

Film Review: “The Price of Everything” Paints a Valuable Group Portrait of Art Market Players
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

“The Price of Everything,” a 98-minute documentary directed by Nathaniel Kahn, tenders a panoptic window on the contemporary art market’s upper echelon via a care...

“Four Soldiers” by Hubert Mingaerelli
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I was wandering around in Joseph Beth Booksellers a few weeks ago, and a caption by English novelist Hillary Mantel, whose books on King Henry VIII and Cromwell have fascinated me,...

“Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan
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“Washington Black”, a new and much praised novel by the African-Canadian author Esi Edugyan, is a real romp of an epic.  It centers around a slave boy named Washingto...

“Early Work” by Andrew Martin
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Andrew Martin’s debut novel, “Early Work”, show us a very young writer of amazing talent.  The novel’s about a group of young/would-be writers, all of whom...

“A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl” by Jean Thompson
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The often underrated or undernoticed Jean Thompson’s back with another of her superb family sagas, this one called “A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl”, and it’...

October 2018


Performing Masks: Gillian Wearing at Cincinnati Art Museum
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Masks serve multiple metaphorical and social functions in the world. In ancient Rome, wax masks were cast directly from the faces of the dead, preserving the countenance beyond the...

Reverent Encounters: “Re-Adorned” | Catharsis at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

Tucked into a passageway on the second floor of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s new building, re-Adorned | Catharsis displays the lavish results of collaboration among artis...

I’m Also Going to Breathe: Ann Segal’s “Through the Lens of Time” at Cincinnati Mini Microcinema, October 6-October 20, 2018
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Ann Segal hasn’t done an ad for the iPhone camera, but—if it weren’t for her decision a long time ago to walk away from the commercial side of photography—she could. For th...

Preservation Par Excellence: Union Terminal Restored For Posterity
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

One of America’s most architecturally significant buildings will be reopening in November after a substantial $230 million restoration by GBBN Architects: Cincinnati’s Union Te...

“Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott,” Taft Museum of Art, through January 20, 2019
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In my mind Eugène Atget (1857-1927) and Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) are intrinsically linked, like peanut butter and jelly, or, for the grownups, gin and tonic. So I was surprised...

Karon Davis’ “Muddy Water” Immerses Gallery Visitors in Flood Victims’ Distress
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

Karon Davis’ sculpture installation at Wilding Cran Gallery transports you into an eerie dreamlike flooded world where time has been suspended and all that remains is a melan...

TK TK
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

Maren Hassinger’s “Interlock” sculpture looks like a coiled stretch of rope hanging on the wall, its frayed ends a tangle of strands. As first encountered when en...

Riffing on Picasso Caza Sikes Gallery, Cincinnati’s invitational exhibit Channeling Picasso
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

Picasso’s genius as an artist hovers over the cultural landscape like a giant zeppelin. Not just in the 20th century but into our 21st   century as well, as the exhibit Channel...

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

Cincinnati Museum Center is the current host of The National Guitar Museum’s traveling exhibit designed as an ‘all ages’  display and interactive experience.  W...

Hubbs Review
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

As a genre, portraiture is fraught territory. The intertwining of concerns, recognition and identification, or representation in its social and cultural complexities, is always goi...

New World Refugees and Immigrants Photograph the Experience of a New Life in America
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

University of Cincinnati Clermont College Park National Bank Art Gallery September 4 – October 31, 2018 Park National Bank Art Gallery September 4 – October 31, 2018 Ar...

“Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic History” J. Miles Wolf’s Exhibit at The Skirball Museum Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

Local photographer J. Miles Wolf delivered several unique facets in his exhibit “Jewish Cincinnati:  A Photographic History” at Cincinnati Skirball Museum on the campus of Heb...

Profile of Robert Flischel
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

Robert Flischel is someone who can’t get enough of looking.  He speaks of seeing abstraction in porches, in tool heads, in 300-year-old pavement – “all the lines” ...

Jens Rosenkrantz illustrates the road-tripper’s world-view in “Small Towns and Long Views”
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

Road trips: an integral part of the ethos of modern man. If you haven’t taken a character-building, eye-opening road trip yourself, you’ve surely travelled — at least in spir...

Fotofolio – Audra J. Shields
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“These are my words, essay 1” Audra’s statement: I am very comfortable in solitude and silence and have always been drawn to the more unfrequented, quiet places. My photograp...

A Touching Tribute
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

When people pass away, there’s always a reverent sense of loss, thinking about how the world will never be the same without them in it. When a fashion designer dies, especially s...

Film Review: “Gunshi Kanbei,” A Saga of Power and Betrayal in Feudal Japan
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

You likely haven’t heard of taiga dramas, and even more likely, have never watched one. Let me employ my first contribution as AEQAI’s film critic towards attempting to...

Daniel Mason’s “The Winter Soldier”
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

World War I continues to inspire many a novelist, partly because both the social and political structures of Europe died in the trenches of that war, ushering in the modern era, th...

Stephen Markley’s “Ohio”
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

The novelist Stephen Markley, author of the new book “Ohio”, is new to me.  “Ohio” describes life in a small town in Northeastern Ohio, where all the indus...

Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Unsheltered”
Oct 28, 2018 | by | Read →

A new novel by Barbara Kingsolver, one of America’s finest writers, is a real literary event, so I ordered  “The Unsheltered” the day it was released.  (Her las...


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  • November Issue of Aeqai Online

    The November issue of Aeqai has just posted.  We’d like to both thank and commend all of those at FotoFocus, who have offered all of us in the Greater Cincinnati area (and t...