Dissident Personae: Zanele Muholi at the Freedom Center

Dissident Personae: Zanele Muholi at the Freedom Center

Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center brings the history of US slavery into conversation with human rights abuses across varied national and cultural contexts...

When Photography Was New:  Picturing the West: Masterworks of 19th-Century Landscape Photography  Islands of the Blest  Artist-Led Communities: Meatyard, Lyons, Siskind & Callahan

When Photography Was New: Picturing the West: Masterworks of 19th-Century Landscape Photography Islands of the Blest Artist-Led Communities: Meatyard, Lyons, Siskind & Callahan

The Fotofocus Biennial 2016 features a marvelous array of photography exhibitions – eight exhibits curated by Kevin Moore for Fotofocus and about sixty additional ancillary exhib...

American Photography’s Lurch Toward the Conceptual

American Photography’s Lurch Toward the Conceptual

Two of the three FotoFocus 2016 exhibitions offered at the Art Academy of Cincinnati were curated by former AAC photography instructor, Will Knipscher. These included the historica...

Decentering the Art: “Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954-1974”  at the Cincinnati Art Museum,  October 8, 2016-January 1, 2017

Decentering the Art: “Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954-1974” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 8, 2016-January 1, 2017

In an undated and untitled photograph by Robert C. May, we are standing at the edge of some unremarkable woods, separated by a paved road from more woods on the other side. The vie...

New Art Galleries Open in Cincinnati

New Art Galleries Open in Cincinnati

With the renovation of Cincinnati’s urban core nearly complete, neighborhoods near downtown, including Over-the-Rhine, Camp Washington, Price Hill, Brighton and Northside have be...

October/November 2016


Dissident Personae: Zanele Muholi at the Freedom Center
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Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center brings the history of US slavery into conversation with human rights abuses across varied national and cultural contexts...

When Photography Was New: Picturing the West: Masterworks of 19th-Century Landscape Photography Islands of the Blest Artist-Led Communities: Meatyard, Lyons, Siskind & Callahan
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

The Fotofocus Biennial 2016 features a marvelous array of photography exhibitions – eight exhibits curated by Kevin Moore for Fotofocus and about sixty additional ancillary exhib...

American Photography’s Lurch Toward the Conceptual
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Two of the three FotoFocus 2016 exhibitions offered at the Art Academy of Cincinnati were curated by former AAC photography instructor, Will Knipscher. These included the historica...

Decentering the Art: “Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954-1974” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 8, 2016-January 1, 2017
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

In an undated and untitled photograph by Robert C. May, we are standing at the edge of some unremarkable woods, separated by a paved road from more woods on the other side. The vie...

New Art Galleries Open in Cincinnati
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

With the renovation of Cincinnati’s urban core nearly complete, neighborhoods near downtown, including Over-the-Rhine, Camp Washington, Price Hill, Brighton and Northside have be...

Tribute to Fran Watson
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Greater Cincinnati has lost one of its true Renaissance minds, with the death of Fran Watson at the end of October.   A regular critic for aeqai, I’d known and worked with ...

Tribute to Fran Watson
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Remembering Fran Watson, I think first of the pleasure of being with her.  We had a scad of things in common, and probably an equal number of things not in common, so conversation...

“Photospeak” at Art Beyond Boundaries
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Over-the-Rhine has been home to Art Beyond Boundaries gallery for a decade. Curator Jymi Bolden hosts up to seven shows a year, and proudly claims the 2016 “Photospeak” as his ...

“Foto Founders” at Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Foto Founders at Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum provided an interesting element in the flurry of Foto Focus exhibitions during its October run. Who were primary influe...

“Duane Michals: Sequences, Tintypes, and Talking Pictures,” Carl Solway Gallery
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

“Old age should be a reward, not a punishment,” declares octogenarian Duane Michals. “I must recommend getting older.” 1   With his vigor, creativity, and capacity for...

Connie Sullivan’s “Ripples Through Time”
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Connie Sullivan’s Ripples Through Time stood somewhat as a mystery.  In an unannotated room, you are greeted with only her name, the exhibition title, and the compilation of arc...

Fotofolio: FotoFocus
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

                                        Selections and venue from FotoFocus Bien...

Screening the Modernist Ruin: a review of a selection of films at Mini Microcinema
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

The third installment of the Mini Microcinema’s series on urbanism and the city co-sponsored by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies and School of Planning, took place on Nov...

Life in the Woods: Evocative Landscapes by Kevin Muente
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Depending on where you stand when you view them, Kevin Muente’s landscapes can be two different paintings.  When seen from a distance, they initially appear to be works of almos...

Camille Iemmolo’s The Lonely Stage
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Camille Iemmolo’s The Lonely Stage opened at Thomas Master’s Gallery in Chicago on September ninth, and closed on the twenty-third. Importantly perhaps, this exhibition is retu...

Nabil El Jaouhari: Memory Pacifier
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Lebanese artist Nabil El Jaouhari has only been in Cincinnati a short time, but since his arrival six months ago, he’s created a body of work that continues his visual investigat...

Reclaiming Material Responsibility: Blake Rayne and Analia Saban at Blaffer Art Museum
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Legally, “material responsibility” refers to an employee’s responsibility regarding a company’s material assets. Yet, the theme of responsibility in the Blaffer’s current...

Elizabeth McGrath at Corey Helford Gallery
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

“It was in the black mirror of Anarchism that Surrealism first recognized itself.” -Andre Breton   The timeliness of Elizabeth McGrath’s exhibition at Corey Helford Gall...

Michael Krueger’s Nondoing
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Michael Krueger (pronounced Kreeeger) has shown parts of the same body of work entitled Nondoing in two different places lately.  Both exhibitions were two person shows: The first...

Michael Scoggins’ Americansim at Weil Gallery
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Michael Scoggins’ Americansim opened at the Weil Gallery on September sixteenth and ran through the eighteenth of October.  Scoggins’ exhibited work dates as far back as 2007,...

Stefan Hertmans’ War and Turpentine
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

A surprise novel of immense depth, Stefan Hertmans’ War and Turpentine is Proustian in its evocation of both memory itself and of a writer’s ability to keep it alive, o...

Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Jacqueline Woodson, a young African-American writer mainly noted for her children’s books, has written a flawless book for adults called Another Brooklyn.  The novel follows...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

The Blue Jay   The blue jay flying, see it? The soft under of her wing rustling in the wind’s stream. How her tail provokes the jaundiced morning sky and her squawk, a p...

Early Fall 2016


Undocumenting the Document: An Interview with Kevin Moore
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Kevin Moore, an Independent curator and writer based in New York, has been the Artistic Director and Curator for FotoFocus since 2013. He earned his PhD in Art History at Princeton...

“After Industry,” Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, through Nov. 27
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

The theme of the third edition of the FotoFocus Biennial is “Photography, the Undocument.” It “offers a chance to think about a fundamental aspect of the photographic medium:...

“Bal Masque: Caroline Thomas,” Art Academy of Cincinnati
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

As you enter the drab lobby of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, you can see Caroline Thomas’s over-the-top headpieces in her exhibition, “Bal Masque.” I was immediately seduced...

Glenn Brown at the Contemporary Arts Center
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

I have been aware of the work of artist Glenn Brown ever since he was first introduced in the 1990s as a loose member of the British YBA group. The artists’ paintings have change...

Double Vision: “Made In L.A.” and “Maiden LA”
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

This summer, Los Angeles hosted two biennials: the inaugural iteration of a city-sponsored public art biennial called “Current: L.A.,” and the Hammer Museum’s ...

“The Book of Only Enoch” and “The Jackleg Testament, Part I: Jack and Eve” Cincinnati Art Museum September 24, 2016 to March12, 2017
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

To say that this exhibit is a must-see, is putting it mildly.  The combined works are a command performance of an immense amount of work, inspiration, creativity and talent.  Int...

Paper’s Pliability Pulsates in “Brand 44 Works on Paper”
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Set in the foothills above the City of Glendale, Brand Library and Art Center has been serving music and art lovers across Southern California since 1956. Not only does its librar...

Molly Bounds’ Panes: A Study in Motion
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Molly Bounds’ Panes: A Study in Motion opened on July 1st at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO. I landed in Denver at nine o’clock on the morning of Tuesday the sixt...

Good Night, Bloom: “A Photographic Survey of the American Yard: Photographs by Joshua White” at the Third Floor Gallery in the Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, September 22-October 29, 2016
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Emerson’s idea of how to see Nature was to look up; Thoreau’s idea of how to see Nature was to look down. It drove Emerson crazy. Instead of becoming a great Transcendalist thi...

A Quarter of a Million Miles
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Internationally exhibited Hawaiian-born, Christy Lee Rogers is the FotoFocus Biennial item at Miller this month. Her large format water medium photography prints fascinate as they ...

Fotofolio: FotoFocus
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

                                    Selections and venue from FotoFocus Biennial 2016, The...

Bridging Cultures
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Bridging Cultures, which will run at the C-Link Gallery at Brazee Street Studios through October 7, brings together the work of three Cincinnati artists, Eunshin Khang, Bukang Kim,...

“Painters of Interest” August 19 – September 16, 2016 Cincinnati Art Galleries 225 E Sixth Street #1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Cincinnati Art Galleries has been around long enough to outlive a slue of quality galleries which have slipped away, simply because the business of art fluctuates so easily ..and o...

“Well-Known Pacifically” – a powerful tribute to a community’s ‘Mutual Celebrities’
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Well Known Pacifically is the third and final installment of a series of exhibitions by Antonio Adams, currently on display at Thundersky Gallery. Although I did not see the earlie...

Blind and Not Afraid: Britt Hatzius
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

When playing ‘telephone’ as a kid there always seemed to be someone in the circle who would misinterpret the sentence, sometimes the translation was funny and sometimes it was ...

OFFF Cincinnati 9/24/2016 Morning Session
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

The self declared “best creative conference in the world” isn’t making a great first impression. The conference pamphlet does little to back up that notion. The graphic desig...

Sol Kjok Joins Forces in Her Search for Universal Truths
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

We met Sol Kjok in the early 1990s when she was a grad student at UC, in fine arts, though she already had an advanced degree in European literature: her art, then, focused on the ...

People’s Liberty, A Cincinnati Experiment
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

People’s Liberty, located at 1805 Elm St. in Over-the-Rhine, overlooks Findlay Market, but serves the Greater Cincinnati area within the I-275 corridor. A unique experiment, Peop...

“Memorable Impressions” at Cincinnati Art Galleries
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Mark Daly’s appealing paintings are on view at Cincinnati Art Galleries in a show called “Memorable Impressions” that shares with viewers his own pleasures at looking. He...

Jorge Alegria Heaven At Rockport Center for the Arts
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Jorge Alegría’s Heaven opened at the Rockport Center for the Arts’ Garden Gallery on August sixth, with a closing on the third of September. The artist has been living in Corp...

Re-Monad: ‘My approach to re-interpretation.’ The work of Fukui formative abstract artist Tatsuya Tatsuta
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

His art is created in a compact 2–building atelier with a circular yard fringed by manicured black pines. The yard’s entrance faces southwest at the foot of Fukui’s Mt. Hachi...

Black & White, the KKK, and the Enduring Banality of Evil: “The Beginning is Near (Part I)” by Vincent Valdez
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

“[‘The City’] can be any city in America. These individuals can be any American. There is a false sense that these threats ever were (or still are) contained at the peripheri...

Third Coast National Juried Exhibition
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

On September second K-Space Contemporary opened its tenth annual Third Coast National juried exhibition.  The exhibition will remain installed until the fourteenth of October. The...

La Femme Dior
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Change is in the air… It all started a few seasons ago when Alessandro Michele took the reins at Gucci and introduced the world to his interpretation of the storied brand’s ico...

Earthly Delight
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

A new collection for the Italian luxury brand Valentino was extra intriguing this time around as it marked the beginning of the solo career of designer Pierpaolo Piccioli. He has ...

Film Review: “Sully”
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

  In Clint Eastwood’s 35th time directing a movie, Sully confidently and emotionally recreates the 2009 Hudson River “miracle”, where as captain, he managed to land a co...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Ample Singing   She lifts me like a balloon. She caresses me like a song that makes me cry. She destroys me like dynamite and I am new.   Her spirit dawns like the moon- ...

Poems by Louis Zoeller Bickett
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

OUR FATHER HAIKU   Every night, in my room, in the comfort of dark, on my knees I prayed.   September 6, 2016       A MONTH OF SATIE     Satie in...

Bill Broun’s “Night of the Animals”
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Communication and observation are constant and encroaching for the populace in Bill Broun’s big, unnerving novel, Night of the Animals, set in a London of the future but unco...

Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins”
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Annie Proulx’s latest novel is large and long, but entirely riveting–if you read it, you’ll be amazed at how rapidly it zooms by.  It may be the essentialist nov...

Yaa Gyasi’s “Homecoming”
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Yaa Gyasi’s Homecoming is an exceptionally fine debut novel from a young, African-American writer originally from Ghana, but now living in The United States.  Gyasi, like An...

Jay McInerney’s “Bright, Precious Days”
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Ever since Jay McInerney wrote “Bright Lights, Big City”, I’ve wondered whether his was a minor talent, or possibly a major one.  When he began what’s real...

Donald Ray Pollock’s “The Heavenly Table”
Oct 8, 2016 | by | Read →

Donald Ray Pollock, who’s from rural Appalachian Ohio, began to write fiction after nearly 35 years as a laborer and/or truck driver.  His writing has achieved national accl...


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