la Biennale di Venezia: Part One

la Biennale di Venezia: Part One

Inaugurated in 1895 with the first international presentation in 1897, la Biennale di Venezia is the oldest and in my opinion, still the most prestigeous of the contemporary intern...

Both Sides Now: “Northern Baroque Splendor: The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION  from LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Both Sides Now: “Northern Baroque Splendor: The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Jan Tilens and Hendrick van Balen’s “Expansive Mountain Valley Landscape with a Rainbow and the Hunt of Diana” is a classic example of a “Weltlandschaft,” or world landsc...

Profile of Melvin Grier

Profile of Melvin Grier

It took years, but eventually Jymi Bolden persuaded Melvin Grier it was possible to be both a photojournalist and a fine artist. Bolden was a student at the Art Academy of Cincinna...

Architectural Design: One Focus of People’s Liberty Grantmaking

Architectural Design: One Focus of People’s Liberty Grantmaking

Architectural Design one Focus of People’s Liberty Grantmaking Civic-minded Individuals Gain Support for Creative Initiatives People’s Liberty staff leaders describe the operat...

Vanishing Point: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Edward S. Curtis

Vanishing Point: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Edward S. Curtis

According to the forward to his monumental book series The North American Indians, Edward S. Curtis is a man “whose pictures are pictures, not merely photographs.” One wonders ...

Summer 2015


la Biennale di Venezia: Part One
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

Inaugurated in 1895 with the first international presentation in 1897, la Biennale di Venezia is the oldest and in my opinion, still the most prestigeous of the contemporary intern...

Both Sides Now: “Northern Baroque Splendor: The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections” at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

Jan Tilens and Hendrick van Balen’s “Expansive Mountain Valley Landscape with a Rainbow and the Hunt of Diana” is a classic example of a “Weltlandschaft,” or world landsc...

Profile of Melvin Grier
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

It took years, but eventually Jymi Bolden persuaded Melvin Grier it was possible to be both a photojournalist and a fine artist. Bolden was a student at the Art Academy of Cincinna...

Architectural Design: One Focus of People’s Liberty Grantmaking
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

Architectural Design one Focus of People’s Liberty Grantmaking Civic-minded Individuals Gain Support for Creative Initiatives People’s Liberty staff leaders describe the operat...

Vanishing Point: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Edward S. Curtis
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

According to the forward to his monumental book series The North American Indians, Edward S. Curtis is a man “whose pictures are pictures, not merely photographs.” One wonders ...

Kohn Gallery Celebrates Thirty Years with The West Coast Avant-Garde: 1950’s – Present
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

In 1965, the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art first opened its doors on Wilshire Boulevard. Before LACMA, Los Angeles lacked any semblance of an alternative art hub. It was t...

Summer Pleasures: A Review of By This River at the Weston Gallery
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

With its current show By This River and previous show The Weight of Water, the Weston Gallery has devoted both spring and summer to presenting Cincinnati with multiple lenses throu...

“History Channel: New Art from Old Art,” Thunder-Sky, Inc., Gallery
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Keith Banner, co-founder of Thunder-Sky, Inc., explains the thesis behind the “History Channel: New Art from Old Art” exhibition there:   Thunder-Sky loves to mess with ar...

Meanwell at Mary Ran Gallery
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Rising to the top in the art world is not the norm for the average MFA holder even with that precious certificate that guarantees the student knows nearly everything about art that...

Andy Fausz: Trials and Tribulations
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

The job of the artist is to always deepen the mystery – Francis Bacon The large scale mixed media pieces on paper by Andy Fausz are not for the faint of heart.  They are brutall...

A.L. Steiner, Anthony Burdin, and Drew Heitzler at Blum & Poe
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Three new solo-exhibitions featuring works by A.L. Steiner, Anthony Burdin, and Drew Heitzler are currently on view at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. A.L. Steiner’s first solo-ex...

Urbanscape: Through Paint and Lens at Wash Park Art
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

In the pleasant confines of Wash Park Art, 1215 Elm Street, just a few doors down from Music Hall, the work of three painters and two photographers shared space handily in Urbansca...

Wearable Art
Aug 5, 2015 | by | Read →

Whenever discussions about the relationships between fashion and art occur, the conversation inevitably ends up around the question “Is fashion art?” Although it’s been answe...

Gagosian Gallery’s New Los Angeles Show Urges Us to Remember
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While we pursue more information than we did in the past, we have become less apt to retain most of which we learn because of our ever-present access to the Internet. This is becau...

Karen Heyl and Her Career in Sculpture
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As early as kindergarten, Karen Heyl, now 66, knew she was going to be an artist.  “When my art project was held up as an example in class,” Heyl said, “I knew I wanted to b...

Interview with Michael Solway, Director of the Carl Solway Gallery
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The Carl Solway Gallery is an icon in the Cincinnati arts community. In 2010, Carl’s son Michael became director of the gallery after running the SolwayJones Gallery in Los Angel...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
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Burnt Bridge   I carefully burned the bridge aware of the river below.  Warnings rang from the common folk declaring, “if your venture in this new city proves illegitim...

Academy Street, by Mary Costello: A Perfect Novel
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The publishing world’s still living in an era when their summer offerings are anachonistically known as ‘beach reading’, referring back, quaintly, to a time when people took ...

The Green Road, by Anne Enright
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The Green Road, by Anne Enright, is another  excellent summer release, written by the outstanding Irish novelist Anne Enright, whose earlier novel, The Gathering, won the prestigi...

The Book of Aron, by Jim Shephard
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The famous expression “Never Again!” was coined by Rabbi Meier Kehane, a Brooklyn-born rabbi who emigrated to Israel , and may be said to have caused no end of trouble for vari...

The Turner House, by Angela Flournoy
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This debut novel by young African-American novelist  Angela Flournoy is written in what first appears to be simple narrative prose style—and that’s a good thing, since the nov...

Summer Issue of Aeqai Online
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The summer issue of Aeqai has just posted; it’s our annual double issue, July and August, when the arts are a little slower. We think that in future summers , more and more...

June 2015


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

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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...

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
Jun 23, 2015 | by | Read →

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...


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