“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 27, 2018.

“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 27, 2018.

Fashion is a fickle lover, and it jilted Louis Comfort Tiffany at the end of his career in the 1930s. He had been the American exemplar of Art Nouveau, or “new art,” which emer...

Eastside Processional: "Not to Scale" at the Carnegie

Eastside Processional: “Not to Scale” at the Carnegie

From March 2 through April 29, 2018, the Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky is spotlighting an emphatically local meditation on matters of national concern. The museum’s Hutson Gall...

An Interrogation of Abstract Markings:  Hans Hartung’s Recent Survey at Perrotin, New York

An Interrogation of Abstract Markings: Hans Hartung’s Recent Survey at Perrotin, New York

Perrotin’s opening exhibition in New York for 2018, Hans Hartung: A Constant Storm. Works from 1922 to 1989, featured a retrospective assessment of one of the pioneers of Lyrical...

Stephen Towns Quilts at The Baltimore Museum of Ar

Stephen Towns Quilts at The Baltimore Museum of Ar

Two of the Stephen Towns’ gorgeous quilt pieces hang in an abbreviated hallway of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Rumination and Reckoning, the Baltimore artist’s debut so...

Historical Materialism and Survey: Malcolm Cochran’s History Lessons

Historical Materialism and Survey: Malcolm Cochran’s History Lessons

The Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center features three works by American installation artist Malcolm Cochran: History Lessons (2011), Requiem (2018), and Washing Feet (1996-97...

March 2018


“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 27, 2018.
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Fashion is a fickle lover, and it jilted Louis Comfort Tiffany at the end of his career in the 1930s. He had been the American exemplar of Art Nouveau, or “new art,” which emer...

Eastside Processional: “Not to Scale” at the Carnegie
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

From March 2 through April 29, 2018, the Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky is spotlighting an emphatically local meditation on matters of national concern. The museum’s Hutson Gall...

An Interrogation of Abstract Markings: Hans Hartung’s Recent Survey at Perrotin, New York
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Perrotin’s opening exhibition in New York for 2018, Hans Hartung: A Constant Storm. Works from 1922 to 1989, featured a retrospective assessment of one of the pioneers of Lyrical...

Stephen Towns Quilts at The Baltimore Museum of Ar
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Two of the Stephen Towns’ gorgeous quilt pieces hang in an abbreviated hallway of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Rumination and Reckoning, the Baltimore artist’s debut so...

Historical Materialism and Survey: Malcolm Cochran’s History Lessons
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

The Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center features three works by American installation artist Malcolm Cochran: History Lessons (2011), Requiem (2018), and Washing Feet (1996-97...

Our Internets, Our Selves: Looking Beyond Branding in Boston’s “Art + Tech”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

If I’m being cyncial, Boston’s inferiority complex as a“top U.S. innovation city” is why we have a city-wide partnership between 14 museums and galleries called “Art + Te...

The Pull of Exquisite Genius:  Michelangelo at the Met
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

“Five hundred years seem to melt away in looking at his art.”1 Over and over again, critics in the United States and elsewhere referred to this magnificent exhibition as a ...

Critical Mass II // Critical Discourse and Engagement in Kentucky
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Critical Mass II was the second in a series of panel discussions around various urban centers within Kentucky. This particular installment was arranged by the Kentucky Museum of Ar...

Matthew Metzger: Traversing the Meditative and Experiential
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

  Matthew Metzger’s contemporary interpretations of Chinese painting and its intentions allocate space and dimensionality through shifting and changing perspectives, which q...

Karen Hochman Brown Shows Us the Beauty of Math in “Botanic Geometry”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

  “Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every de...

As in the Mirror: Self-Portraits by Ellina Chetverikova at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

In her thought-provoking show at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center Ellina Chetverikova, who immigrated to the United States from Ukraine to continue her study of art, offers sixteen...

Conversation on Another Ground
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Not Gallery  is an artist-run space in East Austin presided over by Alex Diamond. since 2014. The gallery is located in a warehouse industrial garage, part of a row of segmented s...

Celebrating the Afterlife With Ed Moses Amid Ghanaian Fantasy Coffins
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

On January 6 in Los Angeles, Ernie Wolfe Gallery opened a show titled “Eddie M and the FAVs,” featuring Ed Moses’ paintings alongside elaborate Ghanaian coffins w...

Marcos Novak: Transarchitecture and Traversing Augmented Reality
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

  Truly a multifaceted artist whose new media processes and technologies wed organic forms with intermedia landscapes, artist Marcos Novak, born in 1957 in Caracas, Venezuela,...

Dancing while the house burns down: “Jack &” a performance
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Jack & centers around the experience of one man. Jack. His story is unique. He is a baker working the night shift at an industrial facility. He is reintegrating into society af...

Letter from Lebanon: “The Portrait as It Speaks”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

“The face is a living presence; it is expression… The face speaks,” writes the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas in his book Totality and Infinity. The face spe...

FIRST JUDGMENT
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Exhibition by Fukui formative abstract artist Tatsuya Tatsuta at National Art Center Tokyo. New Artist Unit, February 4-19, 2018.   “You can’t go neither forwards nor back...

‘Hassard & Steele: Concrete Dreams” at the Richmond (Indiana) Art Museum
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

“Geometry is like music,” artist Marlene Steele recently told a group of high school students, gathered around an exhibition of her work at the Richmond (Indiana) Art Museum. T...

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: A Trip to the Past with Hope for the Future
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

On the Cincinnati banks of the Ohio River sits the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a museum commemorating historic events of three decades prior to the Civil War.  S...

Playing Footsie – Hot and Cold Site Negotiations with F. C. Cincinnati
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

In recent months, Cincinnatians have been witnessing discussions about Futbol Club Cincinnati’s (F.C. Cincinnati) interest in building a new soccer stadium at one of three sites:...

Review of Works at Tashiro-Kaplan Building in downtown Seattle
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

The Tashiro-Kaplan Building in downtown Seattle houses a variety of artist-run galleries and artist residences. 4Culture anchors a corner of the building, providing experimental ga...

Heuck Retrospective at the Greenwich House Gallery
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Cincinnatian Roger William Heuck descends from a family with an impressive artistic heritage.  He is the great grand nephew of John Henry Twachtman on his mother’s side and ...

Rachel Hellerich’s Present Phase at New Haven Artspace April 6-28
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

When I saw Rachel Hellerich’s paintings for the first time online I was mesmerized by the combination of styles. To find so many of my personal tastes intersecting neatly felt un...

Sweet Dreams // Sheherazade // Louisville KY
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

“I’m always looking for relationships between my existence and total existence, connections between here and elsewhere”. -Mariko Mori Yoko Molotov is recognized locally as a ...

Ruby Namdar’s “The Ruined House”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Ruby Namdar is an Iranian-born Jew now living in Israel, and his new novel “The Ruined House” is one of the most fascinating and intelligent novels around, brilliantly ...

Jamie Quatro’s “Fire Sermon”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Jamie Quatro (who is a woman) is fast becoming one of America’s most impressive and accomplished younger writers, nearly in a league with such already greats as Jennifer Egan...

January/February 2018


(Im)material Culture, Alienation Affect, and the Jeffrey Cortland Jones’ Curious Social Experiment
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

Traversing the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s galleries via the looming, metallic stairwell, Covergys Gallery is perhaps the easiest to miss between the larger Pearlman and Childlaw...

Kit-Bashing and Assembling Political Art: Glenn Kaino: A Shout within a Storm at The Contemporary Arts Center, November 17, 2017-April 22, 2018
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

One of the least sculptural of the wondrous works at the mid-career retrospective of sculptor Glenn Kaino’s work at the Contemporary Arts Center is a two-dimensional graphic that...

Review of Jens Jensen at Cincinnati Art Galleries
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

Cincinnati Art Galleries has managed to represent the estate of the late modernist painter Jens Jensen, and an exhibition of this artist’s work is currently on view at Cincin...

Bridging Inter-Spaces and Navigating Contemporary Feminist Art
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

  Planned prior to Trump’s presidency, the 21C Museum Hotel’s The Future is Female displays a myriad of international female artists – ranging in their modalitie...

Profile, Linda Schwartz
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

“I like artists and scientists,” Linda Schwartz told me.  We were seated at the dining table in her art-filled house, with tea and a barely touched plate of cookies, talking a...

Interview with Eric Avner of The Haile Foundation
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

I sat down with Eric Avner of The Haile Foundation in early December, at their People’s Liberty office in OTR, to get a sense of the man, what he does at Haile, and the like....

“Interwoven/Contemporary Textiles,” Marta Hewett Gallery, through March 9, 2018
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

The aim of “Interwoven/Contemporary Textiles” at the Marta Hewett Gallery is to explore “traditional and alternative textile materials.” Despite the diversity of what’s o...

Rethinking Cincinnati’s Fountain Place
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

One of America’s most important potential development properties is the current Downtown Macy’s Department Store’s and Tiffany & Co.’s site called Fountain Place {forme...

Review of Jim Condron and Timothy Horjus at Goucher University
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

A broken-down 1940s tractor sits in Goucher University’s Silber Gallery in Baltimore, Md., like an escaped relic from a history museum. Its large knobby tires are cracked wit...

First Nations Art Preserved and Celebrated at the Audain Museum Whistler, B.C., Canada
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

The masks of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast are powerful objects that assist us in defining our place in the cosmos. In a world of endless change and complex...

Fitton Center for Creative Arts:  An Emphasis on Community
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio focuses on community engagement.  It has served as part of the community as a nonprofit arts organization for over twenty years. ...

Nick Cave: FEAT. // The Frist Center for Visual Art // Nashville, Tennesse
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

My visit to Nashville in December brought me to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts for the first time since its opening in April of 2001. If you’re unfamiliar, the Frist Center...

Elysium
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Guo Pei Elysium, originally a word not commonly used in our modern vernacular, has become a part of the zeitgeist of fashion ...

An Interview With Jessica Cannon about FAR X WIDE a New Initiative in Fundraising Fueled by Contemporary Art
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

  I have known Jessica Cannon now for nearly two and a half years.  We met through instagram, which is the lightning rod for image based culture and the social community that rev...

Weldon Butler’s at G. Gibson Gallery
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

Weldon Butler’s show at G. Gibson Gallery reveals the hidden forces at work in Seattle. Although Weldon Butler’s artwork is in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum as well...

“HARD: Subversive Representation” at UMass Boston
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

There is some danger in using the word “subversive” in the title of your show: it dares viewers to reveal prudish tendencies, risking loud proclamations that THAT isn&#...

Fotofolio – Jerry Birchfield
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

“Yes, They Were Made to Level” Jerry’s statement: The title, Yes, They Were Made to Level, comes from an answer to my question about the function of holes in the concrete dri...

Across Borders: Two Artists Respond to Nature Mystically Emily Carr at the Audain Museum, Whistler, B.C. and The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Charles Burchfield at The Burchfield Penney Art Center-SUNY at Buffalo State University, Buffalo, New York
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

Emily Carr is one of those heroic early 20th century artists who should escape attention no more. It was her singular vision to document the magic of the British Columbian wilderne...

A Brief Elaboration of a Tube: Letita Quesenberry and Aaron Rosenblum at Huff Gallery (Spalding University)
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

A Brief Elaboration of a Tube is equal parts local soundscape fiction and monument to reflection and introspection. Huff Gallery is located in the basement of the library of Spaldi...

The Material Girls’ Exhibition XOXO at the Museum of Human Achievement
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

The Material Girls’ exhibition XOXO opened at the Museum of Human Achievement (MOHA) on the 19th of January and remained there until the 28th. I discovered the Material Girls thr...

Notes on Today from Tomorrow
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

Questions of creative identity and displacement loom large for the show entitled, “Notes on Today from Tomorrow” curated by C. Miles Turner at IRL Gallery, which ran January 5...

Tiger Lily Press: Working Artist Program, Brazee Art Gallery. Through February 23, 2018
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

In this world so chock full of the ‘printed image’ in one form or another–read: magazines, online avenues, etc..—one can easily  overlook a show of Prints at a local s...

Jenny Erpenbeck’s “Go, Went, Gone”
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

“Go, Went, Gone”, by German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, is one of the best novels to date about the subject of immigration/migrants/emigrants.  The title is particularly ...

Romain Gary’s “The Kites”
Feb 19, 2018 | by | Read →

I’d never read anything by the multi-talented French writer Romain Gary before, and “The Kites” appears to be a sequel to other novels he wrote. “The Kites&...


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