“UNRAVELED: Textiles Reconsidered,” Contemporary Arts Center, through August 14, 2016

“UNRAVELED: Textiles Reconsidered,” Contemporary Arts Center, through August 14, 2016

When you walk into “UNRAVELED: Textiles Reconsidered” at the Contemporary Arts Center, the first piece you encounter is Legacies, 2006, by Kari Steihaug (b. 1962, Norway; resid...

Tom Marioni’s Dry Fresco, Drawings and Bronze at Carl Solway Gallery

Tom Marioni’s Dry Fresco, Drawings and Bronze at Carl Solway Gallery

How are we to understand the intentions of a conceptual artist like Tom Marioni when he mounts an exhibition of objects using traditional mediums like fresco, drawing and bronze sc...

Domestic Departures

Domestic Departures

Kennedy Heights Arts Center (KHAC) is host to artist in residence Susan Byrnes and her nostalgic narrative: Domestic Departures.  Conjuring the ever personal yet universal experie...

Formal Function: Strategies of Abstraction Through June 11, 2016  at The Carnegie

Formal Function: Strategies of Abstraction Through June 11, 2016 at The Carnegie

Don’t let the title frighten you. This is quite simply one of the best abstract shows I’ve seen in years. A wide variety of what passes for abstraction today may open up a worl...

Maps and Stars: “Not in New York: Carl Solway and Cincinnati”  at the Cincinnati Art Museum, April 30-October 30, 2016

Maps and Stars: “Not in New York: Carl Solway and Cincinnati” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, April 30-October 30, 2016

Carl Solway (and family) have been so deeply entwined with the art gallery scene in Cincinnati that it takes a timeline on the wall to keep it all straight. He graduated from Walnu...

May 2016


“UNRAVELED: Textiles Reconsidered,” Contemporary Arts Center, through August 14, 2016
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When you walk into “UNRAVELED: Textiles Reconsidered” at the Contemporary Arts Center, the first piece you encounter is Legacies, 2006, by Kari Steihaug (b. 1962, Norway; resid...

Tom Marioni’s Dry Fresco, Drawings and Bronze at Carl Solway Gallery
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

How are we to understand the intentions of a conceptual artist like Tom Marioni when he mounts an exhibition of objects using traditional mediums like fresco, drawing and bronze sc...

Domestic Departures
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Kennedy Heights Arts Center (KHAC) is host to artist in residence Susan Byrnes and her nostalgic narrative: Domestic Departures.  Conjuring the ever personal yet universal experie...

Formal Function: Strategies of Abstraction Through June 11, 2016 at The Carnegie
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Don’t let the title frighten you. This is quite simply one of the best abstract shows I’ve seen in years. A wide variety of what passes for abstraction today may open up a worl...

Maps and Stars: “Not in New York: Carl Solway and Cincinnati” at the Cincinnati Art Museum, April 30-October 30, 2016
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Carl Solway (and family) have been so deeply entwined with the art gallery scene in Cincinnati that it takes a timeline on the wall to keep it all straight. He graduated from Walnu...

“Kirk Mangus: Ceramic Sculpture and Drawing,” Carl Solway Gallery, through July 9, 2016
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Being unfamiliar with Kirk Mangus’s (1952-2013) work, seeing his exhibition at Carl Solway Gallery of ceramic sculpture and drawings, spanning four decades, was overwhelming. I c...

“Uncovering: Our Beauty, Strength, and Fragility” at Wash Park Art Gallery
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

The exhibit, “Uncovering: Our Beauty, Strength, and Fragility” opened at Wash Park Art Gallery on May 20, and continues through June 12. The show features the nude figure, port...

Edward Wolfley: Reflections on a Journey
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

A sustained career in the arts—creating new work decade after decade—is always a remarkable achievement.  When such a body of work is brought together, we can see the artist...

Still Standing You
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Truthfully when I walked into the CAC Thursday night I was only thinking one thing, I’m about to willingly see my first uncircumcised piece of man bits because of art. In an age ...

#DAAPFash16
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

  At the end of every school year, as the weather begins to warm and excitement grows with the anticipation of things to come, the University of Cincinnati College of Design, ...

Ten Treasures of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

In May of 2015, B’nai B’rith International and Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) announced that the art and artifacts of the former B’na...

Reimagining Cincinnati’s Skirball Museum
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Reimagining Cincinnati’s Skirball Museum by Abby Schwartz, director, Cincinnati Skirball Museum of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion On a bright sunny morning in ...

A Conversation with Stephen Bowen
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

A Conversation with Stephen Bowen Tim Karoleff   Stephen is one of the contemporary young design talents to know. His avant garde approach is as unique as it is exciting. Elic...

Cody Gunningham- Expressing Inspirations from the Everyday
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Cody Gunningham sits in the center of his narrow but roomy studio on Main Street, Over the Rhine. The storefront  windows are blocked from the street with canvas, but the high cei...

The William Betts House: A Hidden View into the 19th Century in the West End
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

On 416 Clark Street nestled in the Betts-Longworth Historic District in the West End is the William Betts House, the oldest brick house in the state still on its original site of 1...

Fotofolio: Anna Ream
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

                        “Comfort Objects” A comfort object is a toy or blanket that takes on emotional importance to...

Tribute to Alice Weston
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Both artist and patron Alice Weston, and dealer/art guru Carl Solway were rightly honored this month, Weston at a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of The Weston Gallery in ...

Carl Solway: How I failed to deliver, but he did not.
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

In the early 1980s, I was a roving, punk clubbing twenty-something and a nascent print salesman for the Hennegan Company with a sidelong interest in art , though with little knowle...

CARL SOLWAY
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

What makes Carl Solway an exceptional and indeed special art dealer?  His lengthy career began some 50 years ago  when he opened the Flair Gallery.  Located on Race Street in wh...

Tribute to Carl Solway
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

I have a very special fondness for the Solways, because my relationship with that family predates my meeting Carl himself and buying art from him, which began in 1970.  My sister&...

Carl Solway Experience
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Picture this if you will: it’s early 1970′s and you move to Cincinnati to join the “art community”;, no you are not alone in the back of a train station rot...

Letter from Chicago: ‘Kerry James Marshall: Mastry’ opens April 23 and runs through September 25, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Letter from Chicago: ‘Kerry James Marshall: Mastry’ opens April 23 and runs through September 25, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. By Cynthia Kukla If you haven...

SHAPESHIFTER
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Ryan O’Malley’s exhibition SHAPESHIFTER opened on April twelfth and is on display at Austin’s Flatbed Press and Gallery through May thirty-first. O’Malley is the printmakin...

The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

“Amateurs rehearse until they get it right; professionals rehearse until they can’t get it wrong.” That quote is often attributed to Julie Andrews. I heard it recently on a p...

Expanding Our Empathy
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Dan Heskamp’s MFA exhibition Expanding Our Empathy opened on May fifth in Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Weil Gallery. The exhibition featured a variety of media culminating hi...

Cancelled: The Fall of Modern Television
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Television operates in seasons. Fall premieres, spring finales and limited summer series run on a strict timeline the networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) have long utilized to produce fo...

Poems by Louis Zoeller Bickett
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

“…you see me disappearing like sugar in water.” —from Rain Trip by Diane Wakoski MY RIGHT HAND My right hand is caving in. The muscles retreat as if on the front line under...

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Butterflies   We are all born caterpillars fuzzy and crawling, amused by the sky and her shape-shifters: first a dragon, then an angel.   We flail our limbs testing their str...

The Illustrated Letters of Richard Doyle to His Father, 1842-1843
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

For nearly two years in the early 1840s, Victoria still new to the throne, a young Englishman with a nimble pen for both drawing and writing fulfilled his father’s request fo...

Belinda McKeon’s Tender
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

Now that I’m getting more and more ideas for finding books from The New Yorker, rather than from The New York Times Book Review, from the one-page section titled”Briefl...

Ian McGuire’s The North Water
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

The North Water, by Ian McGuire, is a combination adventure tale, morality play, historical novel, and singularly astute assessment of the characters of men under the most extreme ...

David Means’s Hystopia
May 24, 2016 | by | Read →

David Means’s Hystopia is a much-anticipated novel–deservedly so, let me say up front–that looks at both veterans of the Vietnam War and two young women whose boy...

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...


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