The Dappled Life:  “Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth”  at the Cincinnati Art Museum,  October 15, 2016-January 8, 2017

The Dappled Life: “Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 15, 2016-January 8, 2017

Okay, I’ll go first. In my decades of getting to know and love the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection, I had never really liked Van Gogh’s “Into the Undergrowth,...

Two Shows at Wave Pool: "Everything Is Nothing with a Twist" and "Domus Candela"

Two Shows at Wave Pool: “Everything Is Nothing with a Twist” and “Domus Candela”

December 3rd marked the opening of two new exhibitions at Wave Pool: the group show Everything Is Nothing with a Twist on the ground floor and a solo installation Domus Candela by ...

Human As Content: Alan Rath at Carl Solway

Human As Content: Alan Rath at Carl Solway

The windowless white rooms that comprise the Carl Solway Gallery provide an austere setting for the LCD screen-based, chrome-armatured show Alan Rath: New Sculpture. The main galle...

Visionary Artists at the Carnegie Arts Center

Visionary Artists at the Carnegie Arts Center

E is for Edie, An Edith McKee Harper Retrospective Tony Dotson, An American Outsider Solo Exhibition Both exhibitions run from December 9, 2016 through February 11, 2017 Amanda Ack...

Best Fiction of 2016

Best Fiction of 2016

2016 has been one of the best years for fiction in quite a number of years.  The ongoing globalization of literature continues, with superb writers now emerging from all over the ...

December 2016


The Dappled Life: “Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 15, 2016-January 8, 2017
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Okay, I’ll go first. In my decades of getting to know and love the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection, I had never really liked Van Gogh’s “Into the Undergrowth,...

Two Shows at Wave Pool: “Everything Is Nothing with a Twist” and “Domus Candela”
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

December 3rd marked the opening of two new exhibitions at Wave Pool: the group show Everything Is Nothing with a Twist on the ground floor and a solo installation Domus Candela by ...

Human As Content: Alan Rath at Carl Solway
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

The windowless white rooms that comprise the Carl Solway Gallery provide an austere setting for the LCD screen-based, chrome-armatured show Alan Rath: New Sculpture. The main galle...

Visionary Artists at the Carnegie Arts Center
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

E is for Edie, An Edith McKee Harper Retrospective Tony Dotson, An American Outsider Solo Exhibition Both exhibitions run from December 9, 2016 through February 11, 2017 Amanda Ack...

Best Fiction of 2016
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

2016 has been one of the best years for fiction in quite a number of years.  The ongoing globalization of literature continues, with superb writers now emerging from all over the ...

The Big Chill: “Roe Ethridge: Nearest Neighbor” at the Contemporary Arts Center, October 7, 2016-March 12, 2017
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My place to start thinking about Roe Ethridge’s work and sensibility is his “Thanksgiving 1984 (table)” (2009). It captures the artist’s love of surface, an almost obsessiv...

Making the Specific Universal – A Review of ‘Je danse et je vous en donne à bouffer (I Dance and I Feed You)’ by Radhouane El Meddeb
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

I’m perched on the kitchen counter, watching my mother cook. It’s dark outside, the company will arrive soon and the air is weighted with smell. The scene is hazy with steam th...

Implosions of Significance
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

As I reflect on my experience of this year, two dates stand out: June 14 and August 16. On those days, Riviera hotel and casino buildings exploded on the Las Vegas Strip, disappear...

On Arts Education and Our Current Political Climate
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Throughout my youth, my mother dragged me to more museums than I wished to attend. But in doing so, she instilled in me an understanding of art’s capacity to impart change. Works...

How We Play, or Don’t Play: Julian Lorber and Nicole Pietrantoni at Nicole Longnecker Gallery
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Adults are often admonished for losing our appreciation for “play”; we find it childish, something we leave behind, and scientists often tell us that our brains are worse off f...

“Provocateur” by Tyler Shields
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

Provocateur, Tyler Shields’ new book of photographs, is a weighty publication. Close to a square foot in shape and about an inch and a half thick, it comes in at between six ...

12 Nazi Concentration Camps: Photographs by James Friedman
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Photographs by James Friedman of 12 Nazi concentration camps opened in October 2016 at the Cincinnati Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in partne...

“Tapped”, “Texas” & “Minnesota” at MANIFEST GALLERY Dec 2016
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Cincinnati’s Manifest Gallery opens a number of exhibits at its Walnut Hills locale this week. “Tapped” is a unique annual exhibition exploring the relationship b...

Pageant of The People
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As we welcome the holiday season, most high fashion brands are focused on transitioning their buying clientele from fall / winter to resort collections and preparing for the debut ...

Fran Watson Tribute Exhibit and Sale Jan. 8
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The children of Fran Watson will host a tribute exhibit and sale of Fran’s best paintings Sunday, January 8, 2017, from 2:00 – 5:00 at Sandra Small Gallery, 124 West Pi...

Fotofolio – Craig Barber
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                                  “Working the Land” Craig’s statement: As our society tu...

A Conversation with Colin Klimesh
Dec 17, 2016 | by | Read →

  Colin’s devotion to detail results in considered work that is in conversation with contemporary culture. His objects are at home wherever they are and serve their function...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
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The Hayloft   The rickety hayloft door, like terrible drumming against its tattered track, was our barrier between the thunderous swarm and blusterous squall. The night was ou...

October/November 2016


Dissident Personae: Zanele Muholi at the Freedom Center
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center brings the history of US slavery into conversation with human rights abuses across varied national and cultural contexts...

When Photography Was New: Picturing the West: Masterworks of 19th-Century Landscape Photography Islands of the Blest Artist-Led Communities: Meatyard, Lyons, Siskind & Callahan
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

The Fotofocus Biennial 2016 features a marvelous array of photography exhibitions – eight exhibits curated by Kevin Moore for Fotofocus and about sixty additional ancillary exhib...

American Photography’s Lurch Toward the Conceptual
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Two of the three FotoFocus 2016 exhibitions offered at the Art Academy of Cincinnati were curated by former AAC photography instructor, Will Knipscher. These included the historica...

Decentering the Art: “Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954-1974” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 8, 2016-January 1, 2017
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

In an undated and untitled photograph by Robert C. May, we are standing at the edge of some unremarkable woods, separated by a paved road from more woods on the other side. The vie...

New Art Galleries Open in Cincinnati
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

With the renovation of Cincinnati’s urban core nearly complete, neighborhoods near downtown, including Over-the-Rhine, Camp Washington, Price Hill, Brighton and Northside have be...

Tribute to Fran Watson
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Greater Cincinnati has lost one of its true Renaissance minds, with the death of Fran Watson at the end of October.   A regular critic for aeqai, I’d known and worked with ...

Tribute to Fran Watson
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Remembering Fran Watson, I think first of the pleasure of being with her.  We had a scad of things in common, and probably an equal number of things not in common, so conversation...

“Photospeak” at Art Beyond Boundaries
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Over-the-Rhine has been home to Art Beyond Boundaries gallery for a decade. Curator Jymi Bolden hosts up to seven shows a year, and proudly claims the 2016 “Photospeak” as his ...

“Foto Founders” at Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Foto Founders at Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum provided an interesting element in the flurry of Foto Focus exhibitions during its October run. Who were primary influe...

“Duane Michals: Sequences, Tintypes, and Talking Pictures,” Carl Solway Gallery
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

“Old age should be a reward, not a punishment,” declares octogenarian Duane Michals. “I must recommend getting older.” 1   With his vigor, creativity, and capacity for...

Connie Sullivan’s “Ripples Through Time”
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Connie Sullivan’s Ripples Through Time stood somewhat as a mystery.  In an unannotated room, you are greeted with only her name, the exhibition title, and the compilation of arc...

Fotofolio: FotoFocus
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

                                        Selections and venue from FotoFocus Bien...

Screening the Modernist Ruin: a review of a selection of films at Mini Microcinema
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

The third installment of the Mini Microcinema’s series on urbanism and the city co-sponsored by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies and School of Planning, took place on Nov...

Life in the Woods: Evocative Landscapes by Kevin Muente
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Depending on where you stand when you view them, Kevin Muente’s landscapes can be two different paintings.  When seen from a distance, they initially appear to be works of almos...

Camille Iemmolo’s The Lonely Stage
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Camille Iemmolo’s The Lonely Stage opened at Thomas Master’s Gallery in Chicago on September ninth, and closed on the twenty-third. Importantly perhaps, this exhibition is retu...

Nabil El Jaouhari: Memory Pacifier
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Lebanese artist Nabil El Jaouhari has only been in Cincinnati a short time, but since his arrival six months ago, he’s created a body of work that continues his visual investigat...

Reclaiming Material Responsibility: Blake Rayne and Analia Saban at Blaffer Art Museum
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Legally, “material responsibility” refers to an employee’s responsibility regarding a company’s material assets. Yet, the theme of responsibility in the Blaffer’s current...

Elizabeth McGrath at Corey Helford Gallery
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

“It was in the black mirror of Anarchism that Surrealism first recognized itself.” -Andre Breton   The timeliness of Elizabeth McGrath’s exhibition at Corey Helford Gall...

Michael Krueger’s Nondoing
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Michael Krueger (pronounced Kreeeger) has shown parts of the same body of work entitled Nondoing in two different places lately.  Both exhibitions were two person shows: The first...

Michael Scoggins’ Americansim at Weil Gallery
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Michael Scoggins’ Americansim opened at the Weil Gallery on September sixteenth and ran through the eighteenth of October.  Scoggins’ exhibited work dates as far back as 2007,...

Stefan Hertmans’ War and Turpentine
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

A surprise novel of immense depth, Stefan Hertmans’ War and Turpentine is Proustian in its evocation of both memory itself and of a writer’s ability to keep it alive, o...

Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

Jacqueline Woodson, a young African-American writer mainly noted for her children’s books, has written a flawless book for adults called Another Brooklyn.  The novel follows...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
Nov 19, 2016 | by | Read →

The Blue Jay   The blue jay flying, see it? The soft under of her wing rustling in the wind’s stream. How her tail provokes the jaundiced morning sky and her squawk, a p...


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