An Otherworldly Journey Through the Museum of Jurassic Technology

An Otherworldly Journey Through the Museum of Jurassic Technology

Los Angeles is home to so many eccentric museums that the city practically has its own ever-growing genre of weird museums with sundry specialized themes ranging from ice cream to ...

Decay and Resilience: Andrew Borowiec, “From the Heartland,” at the Iris Book Cafe and Gallery

Decay and Resilience: Andrew Borowiec, “From the Heartland,” at the Iris Book Cafe and Gallery

It’s an ordinary day in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, about a dozen miles from Pittsburgh. Some leaves are turning yellow; there is a touch of fall in the air. The garbage has been...

Chris Larson’s Entropy

Chris Larson’s Entropy

Minnesota-based multi-media artist Chris Larson’s work “Function is Redundant” is displayed at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center and runs until September 2, 2018. In thi...

“Women to Watch - 2018” at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus

“Women to Watch – 2018” at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus

The Riffe Gallery’s “Women to Watch Ohio – 2018” exhibit highlights ten female Ohio artists working in metal.  The show was inspired by the selection of four Ohio arti...

Developing More than Nostalgia: “Analog Culture” and “Survivor’s Remorse” at Harvard Art Museums

Developing More than Nostalgia: “Analog Culture” and “Survivor’s Remorse” at Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums and curator Jennifer Quick have pulled off a minor miracle with “Analog Culture,” an understated, poetic show of heart through a lens of craftsmanship, ...

June 2018


An Otherworldly Journey Through the Museum of Jurassic Technology
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Los Angeles is home to so many eccentric museums that the city practically has its own ever-growing genre of weird museums with sundry specialized themes ranging from ice cream to ...

Decay and Resilience: Andrew Borowiec, “From the Heartland,” at the Iris Book Cafe and Gallery
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

It’s an ordinary day in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, about a dozen miles from Pittsburgh. Some leaves are turning yellow; there is a touch of fall in the air. The garbage has been...

Chris Larson’s Entropy
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

Minnesota-based multi-media artist Chris Larson’s work “Function is Redundant” is displayed at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center and runs until September 2, 2018. In thi...

“Women to Watch – 2018” at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus
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The Riffe Gallery’s “Women to Watch Ohio – 2018” exhibit highlights ten female Ohio artists working in metal.  The show was inspired by the selection of four Ohio arti...

Developing More than Nostalgia: “Analog Culture” and “Survivor’s Remorse” at Harvard Art Museums
Jul 1, 2018 | by | Read →

The Harvard Art Museums and curator Jennifer Quick have pulled off a minor miracle with “Analog Culture,” an understated, poetic show of heart through a lens of craftsmanship, ...

Alison Crocetta’s Deconstructed Still Circus
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Alison Crocetta, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, spans sculpture, performance, and video art in her work. The Contemporary Arts Center’s exhibition “Circu...

Viscosity Series
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Bookending the extensive career of Henri Matisse was his phenomenal series known as the cut-outs.  Making their way to the art scene in the 1940s and 50s, these works surprised an...

“Atmosphera,” Kennedy Heights Art Center
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I came disposed to like “Atmosphera” at the Kennedy Heights Art Center. I was looking for it to calm me down after a hellish drive there from Covington. Street fairs and constr...

Artist Interview for Aeqai: Megan Bickel interviews Photographer, Bill Daniel
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“In a sense it’s just ridiculously irresponsible to try to work as an artist.”   —Bill Daniels  If you were shuffling around the Portland neighborhood in Louisville,...

DAAP’s Annual Duct Tape Exhibition
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DAAP’s annual Duct Tape Exhibition was thinking big this year, really big. The grassy area at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Clifton Avenue was spotted with enorm...

Wired For Color – Cincinnati Art Galleries
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‘Wired For Color’ is on display now at Cincinnati Art Galleries.  It features works by Wolfgang Ritschel and Eddie Eckenrode. Wolfgang Ritschel was an artist who grew ...

“Spring Creations”, Landscapes at Eisele Gallery
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Eisele Gallery welcomed warmer weather with “Spring Creations,” featuring three regional representational artists whose paintings blended well in an exhibition on view May 11 t...

SOS ART and “For A Better World 2018”
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What does a better world look like? In an era of pompous personalities in power and borders erected between our shared humanity, this is a question many of us are asking ourselves....

Fotofolio: Robert Dash
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“Micro Climate Change” Robert’s statement: Humans are busy going about our lives, while nature is in shock from the choices that we make. This series is about how nature resp...

ART ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI
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An institution that’s been in existence for a century and a half must be doing something right, including response to changing times.  The Art Academy of Cincinnati, which w...

Dayton Visual Arts Center:  A Trip to A Small Contemporary Arts Center
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Take an hour-long ride to Dayton from Cincinnati and discover the Dayton Visual Arts Center, a proponent of contemporary art, in a small building on 118 N. Jefferson St. in the hea...

A Remembrance of Someone I’ll Never Forget: Jackie Demaline
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When I moved into a condo on the river in Covington in 2007, I heard that my neighbor across the hall was the drama critic for the Enquirer.I say heard, since I never saw her. She...

Jackie Demaline: In Memoriam
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Jackie Demaline, long The Enquirer’s theater critic, and truly a force field of energy, died very recently.  She’d been a friend of mine and colleague for decades, and...

Carter’s “Metafilm” and the Affect of Sociological Virulence
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Professor Christopher Carter’s intermedia/new media theory text “Metafilm: Materialist Rhetoric and Reflexive Cinema” proverbially instrumentalizes the paradoxical rhetor...

Richard Power’s “The Overstory”
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“The Overstory”, this year’s National Book Award winner by Richard Powers, may be the finest novel of 2018 so far (though Rachel Kushner’s “The Mars R...

Rachel Kushner’s “The Mars Room”
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The preposterously talented Rachel Kushner, who I consider to be America’s finest young writer, has returned with her astonishingly fine new novel “The Mars Room”...

April/May 2018


Divinity Affirmations – Light, Luminescence, and Liminal Spaces with Tom Bacher
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  Tom Bacher’s Per-40ming Trans-4-ming Phos-4-s-cent Paintings, which is showing at the Weston Art Gallery until June 10, 2018, displays a continuation of Bacher’s...

Ragnar Kjartansson’s “The Visitors” (2012) at Cincinnati Art Museum
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Contemporary art has a number of interpretive frameworks, attempts to historicize the present moment that both distinguish it from what came before and draw genealogical lines from...

“Twisted/Patrick Dougherty Entwined at the Taft,” Taft Museum of Art
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Something odd happened on the front lawn of The Taft Museum of Art. The world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty, with the help of 150 volunteers, twisted and turned six tons of w...

Skin Trade: “Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death,” Cincinnati Art Museum, March 23-July 22, 2018
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  You can be forgiven if you’d never heard of Guido Cagnacci before going to see the tiny but brilliant exhibit of three of his works at the Cincinnati Art Museum. You won...

Kinship Threads: Matt and Paul Coors at the Clay Street Press Gallery
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Matt and Paul Coors founded the Publico Gallery in Over-the-Rhine in 2003 and ran the operation until it closed in 2008. Ten years later, the Coors brothers are displaying their ow...

What Makes a Life – Virtual Circulation and Digital Storytelling
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  Filmmaker and video/conceptual artist C. Jacqueline Wood’s show What Makes a Life at the Weston Art Gallery from May 4 – June 10, 2018 explores how virtual arche...

Hats, Heels, and Hieroglyphs: “Saul Steinberg’s ‘Mural of Cincinnati’ and “Saul Steinberg’s Prints, 1948-1996” Cincinnati Art Museum, February 16 on, and Solway Gallery, April 20-July 15, 2018
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Up, then down. Up, then down. And now, up again. Saul Steinberg’s “Mural of Cincinnati,” having adorned the walls of the Terrace Plaza Hotel’s Skyline Restaurant (better kn...

“Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China,” Cincinnati Art Museum. Open through August 12, 2018
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  In the West, Asian art is given short shrift in intro to art history texts. H. W. Janson’s History of Artconsigned the arts of the East to a seven-page Postscript: “The ...

Fotofolio – Zhao Rong-Sheng
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I met Zhao in Houston this past March at FotoFest.  Here are selected photos from his Swan Series and Works of the King. Zhao’s resume: China Photographers Association member, L...

Holding hands with strangers, a review of In Many Hands by Kate McIntosh
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

  I am sitting at the center of a banquet table facing a black wall. The white cloth in front of me is clean and crisp and extends in either direction down the long skinny tab...

“Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” at the JB Speed Museum
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The Speed Museum exhibition” Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” brings together over 80 paintings by 37 different female artists. Their achievement becomes more...

Found and Unfound Pre-Existing Conditions
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Social workers Keith Banner and Bill Ross created Visionaries + Voices for the artists Paul Rowland, Richard Brown, Antonio Adams, and Raymond Thunder-Sky. Bill and Keith arduously...

Sexodus XXX Machina: “More Sweetly Play the Dance” by William Kentridge (A Seven Channel Panoramic Video/ Audio Installation). Cincinnati Art Museum April 26, 2017 – May 20, 2018
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A Video Tableau Vivant. (On the I’mpossibility of I’mmortality)   “I’m interested in a political art, that is to say an art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted ge...

Out of the Dark, Kurt Grannan at Wash Park Art Gallery
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  The impression that stays with you after viewing Kurt Grannan’s show at Wash Park Art is of figures with white faces, holding poses and commanding you to pay attention to ...

Kevin Muente’s Forgotten Land
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Kevin Muente’s show “Forgotten Land” is currently up at Marta Hewett Gallery, located in Cincinnati’s Pendleton neighborhood. He uses figures within these l...

Lidzie Alvisa and Donis Llago Imagine Transparency at A R E A
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Paired with an image of the White House on a brochure, “Transparent?” is a pointed question. And, in 2018, it can take as little as a cursory glance at Twitter to feel like we ...

Karen Margolis’ “Garden of Mutei” at Garis & Hahn, Los Angeles
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Having pervaded Western societies for centuries, the archetype of huge and showy artworks seems to have reached a pinnacle in our era where large and loud look better online. Karen...

Steve Jensen at Abmeyer + Wood
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Steve Jensen is a prominent and prolific artist on the Seattle scene, with public sculptures from Washington to Florida and China. His work is in museums in Washington and Californ...

Liz Zorn at 124 West Pike Street, Covington
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Liz Zorn likes a square canvas.  Not always, of course, but more often than many artists, she confines her compositions to a canvas measuring the same on every side.  Her works a...

KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway: An Interview with designers Liz Richter and Lilly Kass
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

I was fortunate enough to be asked by Mentor Coordinator, Melanie Miller (Hyland Glass, Hyland Gallery) to participate as an artist mentor for 2018 KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runw...

Second Glances
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How many times do we look at something quickly and make a snap judgment about it? In what is often a one-second glance, we assess what we see and form an opinion about it given onl...

Cincinnati Art Club:  A Hidden Gem
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Drive through Mt. Adams and find Parkside Place, next to Eden Park.  At the bottom of the hill at 1021 Parkside Place is the Cincinnati Art Club in a nondescript, brick one-story ...

Meera Rastogi: Art Therapy and the Therapeutic Benefits of Making Art
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” –Keith Haring Over the course of this past year, I’ve beco...

Jon McGregor’s “Reservoir 13”
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Jon McGregor’s new novel “Reservoir 13″ contains some of the finest writing in recent contemporary fiction.  Its basic plot is relatively simple: in a small town...


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