The Suspicion of Life: Paul Kohl’s Photography

The Suspicion of Life: Paul Kohl’s Photography

A quick cyber-jaunt reveals surprisingly little about photographer Paul Kohl, but the internet did offer one interesting morsel, stored within the digitized archive of the Crimson....

The Liminal landscape at Marta Hewett Gallery

The Liminal landscape at Marta Hewett Gallery

With The Liminal landscape at Marta Hewett Gallery, Guggenheim Award winner and Cincinnati native Frank Herrmann presents an enlightening shift in a body of work that has been rema...

All over the Damn Place:   “30 Americans” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

All over the Damn Place: “30 Americans” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Kenya Barris’s Black-ish, a Wednesday-night sitcom on regular old ABC television, is simultaneously zeitgeist-y genuine, frantically people-pleasing, and deliciously aware of its...

Shinji Turner Yamamoto’s Sidereal Silence, at Weston Art Gallery

Shinji Turner Yamamoto’s Sidereal Silence, at Weston Art Gallery

Turner-Yamamoto’s paintings and sculptures are so commanding yet austere that, depending on temperament, a viewer either pays little attention or becomes lost in front of them. T...

Clifton Cultural Arts Center - An Indispensable Asset

Clifton Cultural Arts Center – An Indispensable Asset

Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is in very real of danger of losing access to the historical building it calls home. Leased from Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), CCAC has been ...

April 2016


The Suspicion of Life: Paul Kohl’s Photography
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

A quick cyber-jaunt reveals surprisingly little about photographer Paul Kohl, but the internet did offer one interesting morsel, stored within the digitized archive of the Crimson....

The Liminal landscape at Marta Hewett Gallery
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

With The Liminal landscape at Marta Hewett Gallery, Guggenheim Award winner and Cincinnati native Frank Herrmann presents an enlightening shift in a body of work that has been rema...

All over the Damn Place: “30 Americans” at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Kenya Barris’s Black-ish, a Wednesday-night sitcom on regular old ABC television, is simultaneously zeitgeist-y genuine, frantically people-pleasing, and deliciously aware of its...

Shinji Turner Yamamoto’s Sidereal Silence, at Weston Art Gallery
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Turner-Yamamoto’s paintings and sculptures are so commanding yet austere that, depending on temperament, a viewer either pays little attention or becomes lost in front of them. T...

Clifton Cultural Arts Center – An Indispensable Asset
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is in very real of danger of losing access to the historical building it calls home. Leased from Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), CCAC has been ...

The Art of Not Giving One F*ck
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Professing to let your freak flag fly and actually raising it on one’s pole for all to see are two different things. More often than not, we succumb to social standards and allow...

Raw Sewage
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

I never thought I would miss the smell of raw sewage. Being a graffiti writer can take you to a lot of places your average city-dweller never sees. Graffiti thrives in the underbel...

Gonzo247 and the Nation’s First Graffiti Museum
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

In February, I attended what I thought was the opening of Graffiti and Street Art Museum (GASAM) among the warehouses of Houston’s East Downtown. Much-hyped in local media si...

Hunt Slonem at Miller Gallery
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Hunt Slonem at Miller Gallery 3715 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45208 513-871-4420       millergallery.com April 15 – May 21, 2016 The concept of repetition isn’t new, no...

Ahora Cuba
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The story behind this exhibition, which runs through April 29 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, is important.  In June 2015 Cincinnati artists M. Katherine Hurley and Jens G. R...

White People: A Retrospective
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The exhibit, “White People: A Retrospective” which opened on March 25 and runs through May 13, at Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery, delivers a captivating glimpse through the lens...

Fotofolio: Sal Taylor Kydd
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

  “Origins” In Origins artist and photographer Sal Taylor Kydd explores the essence of childhood and how it relates to our sense of place. The work is also a reflection on...

The New Sexy
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

  Versace’s Fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection was presented right around the time of the Moschino MFW runway show featured in last month’s AEQAI. While both brands have a...

The Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory, Finding Nature in the Middle of Walnut Hills
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

A trip to The Irwin M. Krohn Conservatory, an indoor botanical garden with 3,500 plant species from all over the world, may be second nature to some Cincinnatians, but executive di...

Emil Robinson Interviews Sculptor/Installation Artist Matt Jones
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

What are your ambitions as an artist?   To work my fingers to the bone, as long as it makes me happy!  Also to create works that revolve around human/environmental interactions....

Letter from the Mother Road
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

In late winter, when my skin’s its palest and the sky its grayest, I head southwest to get some sun and some heat. About 2700 degrees worth of heat – the temperature that melts...

THERE AND THEN
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Here and now mercilessly morphs into there and then, but sometimes a news release Now brings up a Then.  The Museum of Modern Art reports a new hanging of some of its permanent co...

Releasing Cuba
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

From March 3 to 9, 2016, I traveled to Cuba, one in a group of 21 Americans and two Canadians.  This immersion in a different culture, landscape, and climate was an intense experi...

The Columbus Museum of Art
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The quick road trip to Columbus just became even more worthwhile. The new addition to the Columbus Museum of Art is beautifully done with light filled spaces, clean lines, high whi...

An Evening of Miniature Art, History and Books
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Around one hundred people gathered at The Mercantile Library to listen to Scott Huler, author of Defining The Wind, and Robert Off, miniature rooms creator, on a cold March night....

The Bedroom and the Keyhole: “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” at the Art Institute of Chicago
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

If your appetite for Van Gogh was whetted by the five wonderful canvases shown at the Taft Museum’s current “Impressions of Landscape,” you should promptly schedule a road tr...

Binary Harmonies
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Binary Harmonies was one of the more carefully assembled exhibitions of printmaking on display at this year’s Southern Graphics Conference International in the ever-eccentric Por...

Equal Representation for All
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Spearheaded by Los Angeles based painter David Spanbock, BLAM debuted its first show, “Concrete,” at their Los Angeles exhibition space on Saturday, April 16. A bicoastal artis...

The Formal Behind the Surreal: “Abstract Alternatives,” Jeff Mihalyo, Dendroica Gallery, April 14 to May 8, 2016
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The Formal Behind the Surreal: “Abstract Alternatives,” Jeff Mihalyo, Dendroica Gallery, April 14 to May 8, 2016   Seattle-based artist Jeff Mihalyo has built an internati...

Carlos Hernandez Hard Luck Honky Tonk
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Hard Luck Honky Tonk showcases the devilish and defiant screen printing of Carlos Hernandez at Austin’s premier venue for the printed multiple, Flatbed Press and Gallery. Importa...

Documentary Review: “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power”
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Louisville, KY is a town known for many southern aesthetic qualities. Bourbon, horses and poignantly relating to this article, Muhammed Ali. The Muhammed Ali Center exists in the h...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Three Steeples   Three steeples patina glimmering mossy green after rain.  Green as copper does after salt and pollutant-filled raindrops clobber for years, after intermitten...

MY SINS REMEMBERED by Louis Z. Bickett
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

“…sweating like Judas tired of dying…”—Samuel Beckett (from Enueg II) MY SINS REMEMBERED In the confessional, ramrod straight, mouth cotton dry, lips like crazed china, h...

Hannah Tennant-Moore’s Wreck and Order
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Two novels by young American women writers popped onto the literary scene in the past month or so; Wreck and Order (perhaps poorly titled), is a debut novel by Hannah Tennant-Moore...

Dana Spiotta’s Innocents and Others
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Dana Spiotta’s Innocents and Others is a truly remarkable–brilliant–novel, centering around two young women from the Greater LA area, who attended a private high ...

Sunjeev Sahota’s The Year of the Runaways
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

The Year of the Runaways, by Sunjeev Sahota, is the best novel to date of 2016, and may well end up as one of the year’s finest.  Sahota, an Indian man living in Sheffield, ...

Roger Rosenblatt’s Thomas Murphy
Apr 23, 2016 | by | Read →

Yet another superb small novel appeared in the past couple of months, titled Thomas Murphy, and written by Roger Rosenblatt, better known to many as a playwright. This novel is rou...

March 2016


“Utopia Parkway Revisited: Contemporary Artists in Joseph Cornell’s Shadow,” at Thunder-Sky, Inc.
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Much has been written about Joseph Cornell’s work, but for me it can be summed up by saying that his boxes created worlds that we are invited into. Their small size makes them in...

Engendering Identity: LGBTQ (and u) at Wash Park Art
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Gender is one of the first assessments we make. How does this instinctive process affect self identity and imposed identity? What happens if the self’s and society’s assessment...

Weapons of Mass Construction
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

There’s nothing funny about guns. Even the toy gun that releases a flower after the trigger is pulled is still a formidable object despite the unmistakable irony. However, Brookl...

Thoughts From A Millennial Artist
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

The millennial generation is baffling to most who are outside of it. Truthfully, it is confounding to us as well. The onslaught of the internet and the ever expanding opportunities...

Provocative Things: A Profile and Interview with Jo Ann Callis
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

In the early 1970s, Jo Ann Callis left Cincinnati, where she had grown up, for California. Some forty years later, FotoFocus brought her back. On February 24, 2016, she gave a lect...

THE MARVELOUS ETCHING REVIVAL FROM DAUBIGNY TO TWACHTMAN
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Etching is a process art.  Definite steps produce it, change it, bring it into being.  A warm copper or zinc plate is covered with an asphalt substance.  The substance cools and...

Pieces of the Whole: 20 x 20 x 20: Celebrating 20 Years of the Weston Art Gallery and the Aronoff Center for the Arts, January 29-March 27, 2016
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Artists have career, or even mid-career, retrospectives; galleries, less frequently. Many galleries don’t last as long as a successful artist’s career; fewer still have somethi...

Artist:Body at Lexington Art League
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Editor’s Note: This column is reprinted courtesy of UnderMain, an online publication in Lexington. Self-portraiture can be an unfortunate expression of ego, and until the las...

Wonderful World of Woodcuts: Then and Now Lloyd Library, Cincinnati Ohio
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

The Lloyd Library is exhibiting a selection from their large collection of rare and modern works containing woodcuts in various applications. The majority of examples are from 16th...

WHEN A YOUNG MAN’S FANCY TURNS TO SPRINGTIME”–IN THE ARCHIVE GARDEN, MARCH 15, 2016, The Archive Louis Bickett
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

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Zoe Hawk with Kim Rae Taylor
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Where are you from and where do you currently live? I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. I went to graduate school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and for the past four years ...

Kenton County Public Library Offers More Than the Ordinary
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

One used to go to a library, look through a card catalog and find a book on the shelf.  Or, one would go to the reference desk and ask for a book that couldn’t be checked out. T...

Profile of Thomas C. Umfrid, College-Conservatory of Music
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Artists make things.  They make stories, they make pictures, they rustle around through possibilities, try something different, emerge with what may be a new look for some old thi...

What is Design?
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Simply put, design is an attempt to better the human experience. Design is more though. Design is a viewpoint. A passion. A way of being, and a way and seeing. Design is problem so...

Fashion Kills
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

    Or so it does according to Jeremy Scott. The designer currently at the helm of Italian fashion house Moschino has brought the brand into a renewed renaissance since t...

Letter from Lebanon: First edition of SOS Art Liban held in Beirut
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

I just returned from Lebanon, where I helped organize in Beirut the 1st SOS Art Liban event. SOS Art, which stands for “Save Our Souls” Art, is a collective art exhibit...

Letter From New Orleans
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

New Orleans is a state of mind, and in its own individual way, a state of art. There’s no question but that New Orleans residents care about how things look. Where else are y...

Photo Essay: Elaine Ling
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

“Baobob: Tree of Generations” – artist statement In some of the most arid and infertile regions of Africa, Madagascar, and Australia the Baobab tree grows to enormous siz...

Relinquishing Control and Embracing Discovery
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability…. To be alive is to be vulnerabl...

The Combustible Brink: Patrick Shoemaker’s Fire on Fire
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

My first thought, looking at Patrick Shoemaker’s “Hindrance” is that it looks as much like dance as hindrance. Then I wonder who is hindering whom—and from doing what. And ...

“IDENTITY – A Visual Artifact,” PROGRAPHICA / KDR, March 5-April 30, 2016
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

On one wall, the blown glass head of a faun blossoms from the center of a mesmerizing lenticular print with ring upon ring of robots and baby dolls. At the far end of the gallery, ...

“Beasts of No Nation”
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

A remarkable piece of filmmaking, redefining the Hollywood model. Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala, “Beasts of No Nation” is an indelible story that ...

INHERITANCE
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

INHERITANCE We were taught to be racists in casual and subtle ways. The perfect story to illustrate this statement is the following true story, often told by my Mother in a dramati...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Molecules   -For Danielle, my muse of abundance   Eyes on eyes I ended with our death claiming even after our molecules would combine holding on to each other for eternit...

Anita Brookner: In Memoriam
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

Anita Brookner, the great English novelist and art historian, died last week at the age of 87.  She was, in my opinion, one of the ten best novelists of the latter part of the twe...

Review of Three Novels
Mar 22, 2016 | by | Read →

As the worlds of fiction and literature in general broaden, we’re privileged to be able to read novels from all over the world, with ease, and the current emphasis on diversi...


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