Furious Moments:  Titus Kaphar at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center

Furious Moments: Titus Kaphar at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center

The current exhibit of Titus Kaphar’s works at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, titled “The Vesper Project,” surveys history, heredity, race, architecture, and just p...

Nancy and David Wolf Gallery, Cincinnati Art Museum

Nancy and David Wolf Gallery, Cincinnati Art Museum

As you ascend the stairs to the just opened Nancy and David Wolf Gallery in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s second-floor ambulatory, you’re confronted with four stained glass windo...

Intimate Witness: Doris Salcedo Retrospective at MCA Chicago

Intimate Witness: Doris Salcedo Retrospective at MCA Chicago

Doris Salcedo is a Columbian artist of international renown who has made sculpture for the past three decades. Her work, meticulously crafted in her Bogota studio with a team of as...

Staged Necromancy: The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer

Staged Necromancy: The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer

“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” — Virginia Woolf You enter the room through a ruche curtain, a membrane partitioning a world from our own. Only two colors exist in t...

Mapplethorpe Then and Now: 25 Years and a Conversation with FotoFocus' Kevin Moore

Mapplethorpe Then and Now: 25 Years and a Conversation with FotoFocus’ Kevin Moore

Many different memories, ideas, conclusions, and issues  are beginning to surface as FotoFocus Curator Kevin Moore and the Contemporary Arts Center each look toward Fall of 2015, ...

June 2015


Furious Moments: Titus Kaphar at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

The current exhibit of Titus Kaphar’s works at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, titled “The Vesper Project,” surveys history, heredity, race, architecture, and just p...

Nancy and David Wolf Gallery, Cincinnati Art Museum
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

As you ascend the stairs to the just opened Nancy and David Wolf Gallery in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s second-floor ambulatory, you’re confronted with four stained glass windo...

Intimate Witness: Doris Salcedo Retrospective at MCA Chicago
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

Doris Salcedo is a Columbian artist of international renown who has made sculpture for the past three decades. Her work, meticulously crafted in her Bogota studio with a team of as...

Staged Necromancy: The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” — Virginia Woolf You enter the room through a ruche curtain, a membrane partitioning a world from our own. Only two colors exist in t...

Mapplethorpe Then and Now: 25 Years and a Conversation with FotoFocus’ Kevin Moore
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

Many different memories, ideas, conclusions, and issues  are beginning to surface as FotoFocus Curator Kevin Moore and the Contemporary Arts Center each look toward Fall of 2015, ...

Magnitude Seven at Manifest Gallery
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

In our culture, where Bigger is often equated with Better, there’s a decided relief in turning to a competition where Small is All. Manifest Gallery’s eleventh annual M...

VERGE: Printing from the Periphery April 19 – July 24
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

VERGE: Printing from the Periphery  April 19 – July 24 Opening reception:  Final Friday June, 26, 2015 Venue222, 222 14th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202   Labeling t...

Artist Andy Fausz’s Strong Voice Is Alive
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

On June 11, I went to the opening reception of the retrospective art show of one of my dearest friends, Andy Fausz. Andy passed away unexpectedly Nov 10, 2012, at the young age of ...

Deborah Martin’s Newest Series Continues to Illuminate the Uncanny in America’s Outback
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

Walt Whitman wrote in the preface to the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, “The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.”...

Sister Cities Exhibition Focuses on Cincinnati and Munich
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

Architecture defines the visual identity of a city.  It is the principal ingredient in the mix of things that gives us a sense of a place.  One way to communicate urban identity ...

Relax—It’s a Duck Tape® World
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

On a summery Cincinnati Saturday afternoon, anyone doing a driveby at the Clifton and MLK corner of the University of Cincinnati campus might do a double take.  Is that really a 1...

Medicine Illuminated
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

A cross-disciplinary collection at it’s finest, Medicine Illuminated is a visual narrative of social, moral, and spiritual movements as they pertain to the medical field.  Rich ...

Strait-Laced
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

While the vast majority of fashion that comes down international runways is created for women, men’s fashion does have a unique presence within the fashion calendar. As we speak,...

Photos from Poem-A-Rama at the Wonder Wheel in Coney Island
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Carol Ann’s Carousel: Ready for a Spin
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

Any one who enjoys the Cincinnati Park system has monitored over the recent snowy winter with great anticipation the newest addition to the Riverfront: the John G & Phyllis W. ...

Art As Good Medicine: An interview with Mary Heider
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

If you frequent art exhibits in Cincinnati, you are likely to have crossed paths with Mary Heider. Currently an independent curator, with recent exhibits “A Clean Edge” at Braz...

Radha Lakshmi From India to Cincinnati: A Journey Well-Traveled
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

Born in India, Radha Lakshmi emerged from two difficult marriages to blossom into an interdisciplinary artist.  Now 63, she reflects on her career with no regrets.  A native of M...

Poems by Louis Zoellar Bickett
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

INSURING THE ZONG In 1781 during a trip over, the captain ordered 132 sick Africans (a part of the Zong’s cargo) thrown overboard, knowing well that the insurance company would p...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

I.              Images For A Better World: Julie LONNEMAN, Visual Artist Julie Lonneman would not describe herself as an activist. Her social concerns are manifested ...

Designing Cincinnati: How Does it Work?
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

We have heard a lot of talk (positive and negative) about local architecture in recent months. And I, for one, am glad that architecture has become a hot topic.  With the economic...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

Balloons   To pose for pictures, we hid our faces in balloons bouncing off one another from the breeze. Their colors were a box of crayons. Holding them, it felt that the corr...

Book Review: Odysseus Abroad, by Amit Chaudhuri
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

Odysseus Abroad, by Amit Chaudhuri, is an exceptionally intelligent novel, often funny, sometimes sad, about a young man from India who’s gone to London to study towards a Ph...

Book Review: A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara, may be the finest novel you’ll read this year. Long, at 720 pages in hardback, it’s the most page-turning, fingernail-gripping book ...

June Issue of Aeqai Online
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The June issue of aeqai has just been posted, again reflecting the wide variety of visual experiences available in this region, and across the nation.  The Contemporary Arts Cente...

May 2015


Visions of Mexico: Bernard Plossu’s Photographic Road Trip
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Perhaps the first stanza of the 113th chorus in Jack Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues (1959)—his both critically praised and abhorred epic poem of scat-sung, jazz-imbued stanzas—m...

Paul Muller, the CPA, and the Rauh House
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Paul Muller, AIA, the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA), was trained as an architect.  His profession, along with his experience with, and passio...

“Journey of the Spirit: Landscapes by Kevin T. Kelly,” Cincinnati Art Galleries.
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Hometown boy Kevin T. Kelly’s earlier work has been called as “Neo Pop” or “Post-Pop,” and described as “Roy Lichtenstein meets Dennis Hopper on Steroids.” Using what...

Run-On, Rambling Letter from New York
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

From LGA, cab to the Bowery via the Williamsburg bridge (that much I’ve learned), the 6 train to 51st, walk to D. Wigmore Gallery in the Crown Building on 5th Avenue at 57th to s...

A River Runs Between: “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony” at the Dayton Art Institute, March 7, 2015-May 31, 2015
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Frank Benson, an artist probably best known today for an oeuvre of duck hunting etchings that are, oddly, both academic and commercial, self-identified enthusiastically as an Impre...

The Clean Edge May 8 – June 4 C-Link Gallery, Brazee Street Gallery
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Varieties of abstract art work are too wild and woolly to begin to try to categorize them, yet the one constant is its unmistakable opposition represental realism.  The real world...

Review of Kim Flora, Mike Hancock, and Bill Renschler at Aisle Gallery
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Aisle Gallery on the third floor at 424 Findlay has a reputation for presenting high quality exhibits of local artists’ work. Spaces such as Aisle and Semantics in adjacent Brigh...

Not Your Everyday Sightseeing Tour of Cincinnati Review of Peter Waite’s The Cincinnati Series
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Artist Peter Waite approaches architectural panel painting as an experienced tourist explores a new city. He takes in the recommended key sights and then discovers the fascinating ...

Returning To Our Beginnings
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

In the 1980s the support staff at the Cincinnati Art Museum, like others before them and after them,was engaged with the collection, with the Museum, and with the idea of visual ar...

Velma J. Morris Artist Still Working at 77
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

“I love what I do,” said Velma J. Morris, an artist who paints with acrylics, and who continues to paint and exhibit her work at age 77.  “It affords me the opportunity to m...

Echo Lew’s New Works Reflect a Life Based in Aesthetics as Much as Utility
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

After working with traditional mediums for nearly twenty-eight years, Los Angeles based artist Echo Lew grew curious about the effects of light in motion and began experimenting ...

Le Palais Bulles
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Over the past several weeks, luxury brands have traveled from one end of the world to another, showcasing the new batch of cruise collections. Cruise or resort wear were originally...

Sonja Schenk Reinterprets Landscape in “Hovenweep”
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

It makes sense that Sonja Schenk’s latest body of work provides a perspective that only a few would even consider. Absent of a horizon line, the improvised landscapes that compri...

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

I.              Images For A Better World: Ellen Jean PRICE, Visual Artist Ellen Jean Price was born in New York City and grew up in Queens. She studied life drawing a...

Director Sees Upside to (Relatively) Young Springfield Museum of Art
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

While many large American arts institutions, such as Cincinnati Music Hall and the Cincinnati Art Museum, were founded in the 19th century, it wasn’t until just before and after ...

Poems by Huck Fairman
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

City Of Brotherly Love   Blocks of reddish brownstones and brownish red blocks measure flat black streets and white walks where sooted particles, urban eddies of them, sweep t...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Framing on Liberty [the Journey of Dust]   Beginning from the saw teeth, the wily bits skip pass the vents.   Fine particulates floating like a plastic bag in the wind &n...

Book Review: After Birth by Elisa Albert
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

I am ongoingly impressed and reassured by the very high quality of fiction written by younger generations of writers, both American and internationally, from countries including En...

Book Review: Migrating Animals by Mary Helen Specht
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

Another splendid novel by a virtually unknown young American woman, Migratory Animals is a fine look at a group of friends who met in college, who are now in their late twenties/ea...

Book Review: Early Warning by Jane Smiley
May 19, 2015 | by | Read →

The admirable Jane Smiley has returned with the second of three novels of a trilogy, about a family from Iowa; the triology follows three generations of this family from the twenti...


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