AEQAI Spring Benefit

AEQAI Spring Benefit

AEQAI SPRING BENEFIT Thursday, April 17th 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEQAI, one of the fastest growing online art journals in America, offers critical reviews, informative profiles and fe...

Love for Sale: Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700

Love for Sale: Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700

by Jonathan Kamholtz Cincinnati Art Museum February 14, 2014-May 11, 2014 In Jean Restout’s “Pygmalion and Galatea,” the statue of Galatea, newly come to life, spreads her ar...

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Ain’t Misbehavin’

by Stephen Slaughter “Buildering, Misbehaving the City” and KniveandFork Questions and Answers Space and Place The Ordinary and the Banal The objective of architecture is works...

A Group Exhibition Curated by Yvonne Van Eijden

A Group Exhibition Curated by Yvonne Van Eijden

by Karen Chambers “CCAC (Clifton Cultural Arts Center) will have a beautiful show with these five artists.” That’s how the curator, Yvonne van Eitjden, described the exhibiti...

Erwin's Pastels: Recent Portraits Studies of Estrangement and Reconciliation

Erwin’s Pastels: Recent Portraits Studies of Estrangement and Reconciliation

by Marlene Steele Gaela Erwin, Manifest Gallery Cincinnati Ohio Chi.a.ro.scu.ro: An effect of contrasted light and shadow. Origin Latin: chiaro ‘clear,bright’ + oscuro ...

March 2014


AEQAI Spring Benefit
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AEQAI SPRING BENEFIT Thursday, April 17th 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEQAI, one of the fastest growing online art journals in America, offers critical reviews, informative profiles and fe...

Love for Sale: Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700
Mar 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Jonathan Kamholtz Cincinnati Art Museum February 14, 2014-May 11, 2014 In Jean Restout’s “Pygmalion and Galatea,” the statue of Galatea, newly come to life, spreads her ar...

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Mar 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Stephen Slaughter “Buildering, Misbehaving the City” and KniveandFork Questions and Answers Space and Place The Ordinary and the Banal The objective of architecture is works...

A Group Exhibition Curated by Yvonne Van Eijden
Mar 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Karen Chambers “CCAC (Clifton Cultural Arts Center) will have a beautiful show with these five artists.” That’s how the curator, Yvonne van Eitjden, described the exhibiti...

Erwin’s Pastels: Recent Portraits Studies of Estrangement and Reconciliation
Mar 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Marlene Steele Gaela Erwin, Manifest Gallery Cincinnati Ohio Chi.a.ro.scu.ro: An effect of contrasted light and shadow. Origin Latin: chiaro ‘clear,bright’ + oscuro ...

Epic Epicene: Michael Combs at 21C (Cincinnati)
Mar 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Keith Banner In 1964, Susan Sontag wrote an essay called “Notes on ‘Camp’” that still wraps and winds its tentacles throughout culture today.  Basically a survey of “...

Expanded Manliness Capsizes Duck Boat at 21c Museum
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by Robert K. Wallace Wild Card: The Art of Michael Combs, A Fifteen-Year Survey. One of the attractions Newport-on-the-Levee has brought to Greater Cincinnati is the tourist versio...

Xavier University Faculty Exhibit: Artisans of Cultural Change
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by Trish Richter February 14 – March 14 Trailing behind the phenomenon of globalization is the individual’s growing awareness of its identity within a politically, socially, an...

The Parable of the Conceptual Artist
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by Julie Gross A recent graduate art student was contemplating the ideas set forth in the Bible. As he pondered the depth of the mysterious mind of God he reached for his plenty pa...

High Bespoke
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by Fran Watson From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith February 14, 2014 – May 11, 2014 Cincinnati Art Museum “Bespoke” was hardly an often-used des...

Review of M. Katherine Hurley’s “Returning Home,” La Poste Eatery
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by Jane Durrell At La Poste Eatery in Clifton, artist M. Katherine Hurley is telling a story over dinner.  Her story, “Returning Home,” is on the walls, in colors good enough ...

Art of Food Leaves Viewers Hungry
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by Shawn Daniell The Carnegie’s eighth installment of The Art of Food has become an extravagant opening night affair. But in the days that follow, the viewing experience becomes ...

William Messer: Some Women, Some Stories
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by Kevin Ott Iris BookCafe and Gallery is an uncluttered but homey café/gallery on upper Main Street. Main between Central Parkway and Liberty has retained its DYI vibe, the bars,...

The Emerald Tablet: Ken Henson at the Lloyd Library and Museum
Mar 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Dustin Pike In the city we call Cincinnati, there lies nestled a hidden gem of a library founded by three brothers, John Uri, Nelson Ashley, and Curtis Gates Lloyd. They venture...

What Do We Expect from Museum Directors?
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by Daniel Brown As the search for a new director of the Art Museum continues, we have been made aware that the museum board places high priority on the director being part of the i...

Gutenberg vs. The Internet
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by Danelle Cheney 1455: Mainz, Germany. Johannes Gutenberg nears completion on the first edition of the forty-two line bible with moveable type and machinery he’s spent years...

Two Artists, Two Profiles: Jeremy Plunkett and Nicholas Mancini, the 2013-2014 Manifest Artists in Residence
Mar 25, 2014 | by | Read →

by Elizabeth Teslow “Be open for growth and the unexpected nature of art-making.” Jeremy Plunkett “The year goes by fast.  You cannot take a week for granted.” Nicholas Ma...

The Eisele Gallery of Fine Art: A Cincinnati Tradition
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by Laura Hobson From “The Indian Chief” by Henry Farny to “Mending the Nets” by Dixie Selden, The Eisele Gallery of Fine Art offers outstanding paintings from the 19th and ...

Art for a Better World – March
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by Saad Ghosn I.  Images For A Better World: Kimberly HENSON, Visual Artist Kymberly Henson has been working in the arts for over 30 years. After graduating with an art degree fro...

Louis Bickett Photo Essays – March
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from the Louis Bickett Photo Archive What I Read Collection     Daddy Collects Collection     I IMAGINE THE OLD NIGGER WILL BE CHEAPER’, VINTAGE LETTER, 1...

Letter from Wyoming – There Is Good Art Everywhere
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By Cynthia Kukla There is good art everywhere, just look.  Look a little harder and you will find great art just about anywhere.  Such is the case with the exhibition of Robert M...

Letter from Roanoke – March
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By Judith Fairly The contrast between the gray people-moving facility I’d left in Dallas-Fort Worth and the airy concourse into which I disembarked at the Roanoke Regional Airpor...

Book Review: The Apartment
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by Daniel Brown The Apartment, a new novel by Greg Baxter, is a very compelling, beautifully crafted and written book wherein all the action takes place on one single day in an unn...

Poetry by Daniel Brown
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by Daniel Brown Lucy Her eyes of sapphire blue Challenge you under quizzical brows. Like a Vermont wildflower, She was tough and unspoiled. Plucked, She might fail to survive. The ...

Poetry by Maxwell Redder – March
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by Maxwell Redder But Little Blips I. Seeping from my brain like sap from a pine, slowly building into a sticky clump. I clean the wax from my ear and ponder is it formed from wast...

Letter from the Editor – March
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The March issue of aeqai has just posted, and it’s a very large issue, full of reviews and essays and profiles and Letters from other cities. We are trying to put these diffe...

February 2014


Releasing The Veil
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by Kevin Muente Recent Paintings by Jason John at Manifest Gallery Manifest Gallery is entering its tenth season in Cincinnati and its reputation continues to grow both nationally ...

Paintings without Irony: Ryan Cobourn’s Pastorale at Nancy Margolis Gallery, in conjunction with a Slow Art talk by Jennifer Samet, Ph.D.
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by Matthew Metzger Editor’s Note: Aeqai receives an increasingly large number of press releases for exhibitions in other cities.  So we thought we would experiment, and try to r...

Comics: Art Imitates Art Which Imitates Art
Feb 23, 2014 | by | Read →

by Danelle Cheney Comic books firmly straddle the space between visual art and literature. They are unique in format: the visuals are just as important to understanding the story a...

Amy Miller Dehan – Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
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by Laura Hobson “I was always interested in art,” says Amy Miller Dehan, 37, curator of decorative arts and design at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  “My father Richard Miller w...

Threads of Heaven
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by Jane Durrell It was Mark Twain who told us “Clothes make the man,” adding a Twain-ish thought about the little influence naked men have on society.  Certainly the Manchu, w...

Wave of Mutilation: Hollis Hammonds’ “Worthless Matter” at Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery, DAAP
Feb 23, 2014 | by | Read →

by Keith Banner Hollis Hammonds has close encounters of the terrestrial kind in her new show at DAAP Galleries called “Worthless Matter.”  A stockpile and survey of her recent...

Burn Baby Burn
Feb 23, 2014 | by | Read →

by Julie Gross It all started with a Facebook post that read, “Buy or Burn: A one-night, solo art show like none other. All of Joshua Huettig’s paintings must be bought or ...

Layer by Layer: Eric Standley’s CUT at Marta Hewett Gallery
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by Shawn Daniell CUT: Windows to Eternity, the newest exhibition at the Marta Hewett Gallery, features the artwork of Eric Standley. When I first saw Standley’s artwork, I immedi...

Nellie Taft: Odyssey, A Lifelong Journey through Art
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by Karen Chambers Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery through March 22 Nellie Taft was a hometown girl, born in 1937 in Indian Hill and died in 2012 in Boston. She attended L...

Cupid Visits Miller Gallery
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by Marlene Steele Life is a box of chocolates— You never know what you are going to get. Love letters, love birds, bottled passion and romance — this lighthearted look ...

Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships – An Opportunity for Cincinnati’s Individual Artists
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by Jan Brown Checco If you are a working artist living in Cincinnati, and you don’t have a salaried position within one of our prestigious arts institutions, you know how difficu...

The Centrality of Art Within the Art Industry
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by Daniel Brown We are regularly informed that the arts have become big business; the investment potential of a work of art has become far more important in late capitalist culture...

Letter from Chicago
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by Christopher Hoeting The College Art Association just wrapped up its annual meeting at the Westin Hotel (February 12-15th) inside Chicago’s Loop, just six blocks south from of ...

Art for a Better World
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by Saad Ghosn I.             Images For A Better World: Leigh WALTZ, Visual Artist Born in Dayton, Ohio, Leigh Waltz took drawing lessons at an early age. In high schoo...

Letter from Santa Fe
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by Jane Durrell The light!  The light!  No wonder artists, passing through, change their minds and never go away. The town is tucked in an upper layer of mountainous terrain, pea...

Louis Bickett Photo Essay
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The Gratz Park Project, November 6, 2009, The Archive of Louis Zoellar Bickett                             &nb...

The Artist’s Life
Feb 23, 2014 | by | Read →

by Fran Watson Patterson Center was packed to the brim with the most difficult people in the city: artists.  Mostly lady artists. Each of whom knew in her heart of hearts that she...

Book Review – Little Failure
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by Daniel Brown Gary Shteyngart is a veritable force of nature, a whirlwind of words, anxiety, mania.  Having spent the first seven years of his life in the old Soviet Union, in L...

Book Review – Dept. of Speculation
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by Daniel Brown In the past two years or so, America has generated some fantastic new young writers, among them Amber Dermott, Jim Gavin, Jamie Quatro, Eleanor Henderson, Chad Harw...

Poem – Spiritual Home
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by Daniel Brown Our family’s car drove by A small white sign Bordered in black Placed by the side of the road Covered with masses of wildflowers Vermont, it said Green mountains ...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner – Cardinal and Crow
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by Maxwell Redder I Two cardinals and a murder of crows distinctly chatting between neighboring branches; barren minus twisting auburn vines slunk like somnolent tails, and an occa...

Best Films of 2013
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by David Schloss It was a rather good year for films, to my pleasant surprise. I found myself making meta-value judgments to sort out all the contenders, so many of which had many ...

February Letter from the Editor
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The February issue of aeqai has just been posted, and we hope that you find some of our new essays informative.  We are attempting to link the reviews we write with other issues g...

#PERFORMANCEART
Feb 22, 2014 | by | Read →

By Drew Klein Performance art is so “in” right now. Just ask Jay Z, or Lady Gaga, or Shia LaBeouf. Each of these figures of contemporary pop culture have recently dipped their ...


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