The Hills are Alive: Cole Carothers’s “The Cincinnati Collection, 1985--2012” on display at Roehr Insurance Company, curated by Caza Sikes, November 2-30, 2018

The Hills are Alive: Cole Carothers’s “The Cincinnati Collection, 1985–2012” on display at Roehr Insurance Company, curated by Caza Sikes, November 2-30, 2018

In Cole Carothers’s “Margin” (2008), we are in Northern Kentucky somewhere—I’m thinking probably Monmouth Street—where the roadway dips down under some train tracks. Th...

Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University at the Speed Art Museum

Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University at the Speed Art Museum

According to the Speed Art Museum, Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art showcases the impressive early 20th-century art collection owned by the E...

Queen City Struts Her Stuff Panorama of Cincinnati Art - 33rd Anniversary Benefit for the Taft Museum December 1st through Friday January 18th, 2019

Queen City Struts Her Stuff Panorama of Cincinnati Art – 33rd Anniversary Benefit for the Taft Museum December 1st through Friday January 18th, 2019

As a prominent river town, the Queen City has long been a storehouse for culture.  Picture Benjamin West’s massive painting Ophelia and Laertes – 109 x 152 1/2 inches R...

Welcome Project Hosts a Series of Cincinnati Neighborhood Dinners

Welcome Project Hosts a Series of Cincinnati Neighborhood Dinners

Sharing a table and a meal together can make a community stronger. During a time of unrest nationally and internationally, this is the season to be thankful over a common dinner me...

Best Fiction of 2018

Best Fiction of 2018

  2018 was an odd year for fiction; good and occasionally superior books appeared throughout the year, though it took some sleuthing to find them.  Nothing dominates other th...

December 2018


The Hills are Alive: Cole Carothers’s “The Cincinnati Collection, 1985–2012” on display at Roehr Insurance Company, curated by Caza Sikes, November 2-30, 2018
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In Cole Carothers’s “Margin” (2008), we are in Northern Kentucky somewhere—I’m thinking probably Monmouth Street—where the roadway dips down under some train tracks. Th...

Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University at the Speed Art Museum
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

According to the Speed Art Museum, Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art showcases the impressive early 20th-century art collection owned by the E...

Queen City Struts Her Stuff Panorama of Cincinnati Art – 33rd Anniversary Benefit for the Taft Museum December 1st through Friday January 18th, 2019
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

As a prominent river town, the Queen City has long been a storehouse for culture.  Picture Benjamin West’s massive painting Ophelia and Laertes – 109 x 152 1/2 inches R...

Welcome Project Hosts a Series of Cincinnati Neighborhood Dinners
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

Sharing a table and a meal together can make a community stronger. During a time of unrest nationally and internationally, this is the season to be thankful over a common dinner me...

Best Fiction of 2018
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

  2018 was an odd year for fiction; good and occasionally superior books appeared throughout the year, though it took some sleuthing to find them.  Nothing dominates other th...

Diverse Artists Navigate Boundaries in “Here” at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

Los Angeles encompasses so many neighborhoods, districts, and suburbs that nary a local can keep track of them all. In a city so sprawling and diverse, the idea of boundaries seems...

“TAPPED 9: Artists and their Professors,” Manifest Gallery, through January 11, 2019
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The title says it all: “TAPPED 9: Artists and their Professors.” In this ninth iteration at Manifest Gallery, there are seven pairs (the teacher is listed first): Elvia Perrin,...

Christopher Myers : Recognizing Covington’s Potential
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

On occasion, the planets do align and a person with the appropriate knowledge, skills, enthusiasm, and temperament is hired to fill an employment position. Fortunately, this has oc...

Artist-Educator Karen McGarry on merits of arts-inclusive education
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

An odd feeling creeps into my mind while sitting in Karen McGarry’s Brazee Street studio. The feeling that the many small figures strewn about the space — mannequin parts, ciga...

Profile of Carl Samson
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

The challenge for figurative painting, says Carl Samson, practitioner of same, is that it needs to be relevant to today. He speaks of hoping that his works “give people something...

Film Review: In “Sgt. Will Gardner,” a Tormented Combat Veteran Battles Against His Own Memories
Dec 23, 2018 | by | Read →

Possibly the earliest visual record of shell shock, the above photograph shows a Crimean War infantry captain whose eyes appear as windows to a hollow, desperate soul. Two years la...

November 2018


Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives at Antioch College
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Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery investigates historical documentation and mines personal accounts to challenge cavalier attitudes...

Signs of Erasure: “Finding Kenyon Barr” at UC’s Meyers Gallery
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

At the outset of the tumultuous 1960s, more than 25,000 Cincinnatians found themselves evicted from their homes by city planners. Those losses came as a result of the Kenyon Barr p...

Three Artists’ Techno-futurist Dystopias
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

“‘I’m living my life out in a cell in a row of beehives and when I wake up and think of it like I did last night it seems to me I’ll just go crazy! …A...

Unnatural Worlds: “No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguiere, Thomas Ruff” at Contemporary Arts Center, September 21, 2018-January 13, 2019
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

FotoFocus 2018 promised, in its thematic title, to burrow into the archives, and at the CAC, they uncovered something. The roots of its show, “No Two Alike,” go back to an arti...

Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N* at the Speed Art Museum: Casualist Painting / Not-cAsual SetTing
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

When I was an undergrad I fumbled into Sharon Butler’s essay “The New Casualists” published in “The Brooklyn Rail”. I found it at a crucial moment in my development as a ...

Folded, Scratched, Discarded: Photographic Memory in the Work of Akram Zaatari
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

In our contemporary image-saturated, screen-based culture, the materiality of photographic prints and negatives seems part of a quaint memory of the artwork before the age of digit...

Lookin’ For Some Hot Stuff Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête Dayton Art Institute, Oct. 20–Jan. 13, 2019
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

Lookin’ for some hot stuff, baby this evenin’ I need some hot stuff, baby tonight I want some hot stuff, baby this evenin’ Gotta have some hot stuff Gotta have so...

“The Fabric of India,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through January 6, 2019
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“The Fabric of India” exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum illustrates the country’s diversity through 170 handmade objects dating from the 15th century to today. The show...

“It was a joy to pay attention”: “Measure” by Anna Von Mertens at the Radcliffe Institute
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

I married into a quilting family. One corner of our wedding quilt lists all the names of the women and men who helped piece it together before one aunt fed it to a nearly-room-size...

Judi Parks “Search & Destroy” – San Francisco Punk rock 1976-79
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

Judi Parks’s show “Search & Destroy” consists of twenty four beautiful black and white images taken at the San Francisco club Mabuhay Gardens in the late 1970...

Truth or Dare: A Reality Show
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

On display now at 21c Museum is Truth or Dare: A Reality Show.  Featuring work from around the world, the exhibition is host to over fifty artists bringing with them messages and ...

Margie Livingston at Greg Kucera Gallery
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

Margie Livingston doesn’t just push paint around. She layers it, folds it, quilts it, weaves it, mends it, and drags it behind her on a harness. She has also explored the substra...

Two FotoFocus shows at The Lloyd Library
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

Anyone drawn to museums knows that the stacks, the storage space for everything not on exhibition, have an irresistible fascination. Lloyd Library & Museum, 917 Plum Street in ...

PLEIN AIR: Art Made Outdoors
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

“En plein air”: ORIGIN from French, meaning ‘in the open air’ This term in the painter’s glossary denotes art made outdoors, and/or images traditional...

Fotofolio: Suz Fleming
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

“Impermanence” Suz’s statement: I started Impermanence several years ago and continue to work with this series.  Without specifically addressing my Japanese heritage, these ...

Pulling Off All the Old Masks Just to See the Flowers Bloom Again Tres Taylor at Caza Sikes Gallery
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

This show at the Caza Sikes gallery in Oakley consists of eight large works meant to be viewed in a specific order, as the central subject in each, a monk, makes a journey of self-...

The Clay Alliance
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

Several small arts organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area fly under the radar.  Clay Alliance is one of them. Studio San Giuseppe at Mount St. Joseph University presents the...

Q&A: Sophie Lindsey and the art of minute-but-meaningful social intervention
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

In many ways, Sophie Lindsey’s artistic practice can be compared to finding a penny face-up on the sidewalk. It happens in the context of your daily routine and makes you feel so...

Film Review: “The Price of Everything” Paints a Valuable Group Portrait of Art Market Players
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

“The Price of Everything,” a 98-minute documentary directed by Nathaniel Kahn, tenders a panoptic window on the contemporary art market’s upper echelon via a care...

“Four Soldiers” by Hubert Mingaerelli
Dec 2, 2018 | by | Read →

I was wandering around in Joseph Beth Booksellers a few weeks ago, and a caption by English novelist Hillary Mantel, whose books on King Henry VIII and Cromwell have fascinated me,...

“Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan
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“Washington Black”, a new and much praised novel by the African-Canadian author Esi Edugyan, is a real romp of an epic.  It centers around a slave boy named Washingto...

“Early Work” by Andrew Martin
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Andrew Martin’s debut novel, “Early Work”, show us a very young writer of amazing talent.  The novel’s about a group of young/would-be writers, all of whom...

“A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl” by Jean Thompson
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The often underrated or undernoticed Jean Thompson’s back with another of her superb family sagas, this one called “A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl”, and it’...


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  • December 2018 Issue of Aeqai Online

    The December issue of Aeqai has just posted.  It’s a shorter issue, as less shows opened this month, and many of Aeqai’s writers are unavailable at this time of year. ...