Divinity Affirmations – Light, Luminescence, and Liminal Spaces with Tom Bacher

Divinity Affirmations – Light, Luminescence, and Liminal Spaces with Tom Bacher

  Tom Bacher’s Per-40ming Trans-4-ming Phos-4-s-cent Paintings, which is showing at the Weston Art Gallery until June 10, 2018, displays a continuation of Bacher’s...

Ragnar Kjartansson’s "The Visitors" (2012) at Cincinnati Art Museum

Ragnar Kjartansson’s “The Visitors” (2012) at Cincinnati Art Museum

Contemporary art has a number of interpretive frameworks, attempts to historicize the present moment that both distinguish it from what came before and draw genealogical lines from...

“Twisted/Patrick Dougherty Entwined at the Taft,” Taft Museum of Art

“Twisted/Patrick Dougherty Entwined at the Taft,” Taft Museum of Art

Something odd happened on the front lawn of The Taft Museum of Art. The world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty, with the help of 150 volunteers, twisted and turned six tons of w...

Skin Trade: “Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death,” Cincinnati Art Museum, March 23-July 22, 2018

Skin Trade: “Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death,” Cincinnati Art Museum, March 23-July 22, 2018

  You can be forgiven if you’d never heard of Guido Cagnacci before going to see the tiny but brilliant exhibit of three of his works at the Cincinnati Art Museum. You won...

Kinship Threads: Matt and Paul Coors at the Clay Street Press Gallery

Kinship Threads: Matt and Paul Coors at the Clay Street Press Gallery

Matt and Paul Coors founded the Publico Gallery in Over-the-Rhine in 2003 and ran the operation until it closed in 2008. Ten years later, the Coors brothers are displaying their ow...

April/May 2018


Divinity Affirmations – Light, Luminescence, and Liminal Spaces with Tom Bacher
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

  Tom Bacher’s Per-40ming Trans-4-ming Phos-4-s-cent Paintings, which is showing at the Weston Art Gallery until June 10, 2018, displays a continuation of Bacher’s...

Ragnar Kjartansson’s “The Visitors” (2012) at Cincinnati Art Museum
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Contemporary art has a number of interpretive frameworks, attempts to historicize the present moment that both distinguish it from what came before and draw genealogical lines from...

“Twisted/Patrick Dougherty Entwined at the Taft,” Taft Museum of Art
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Something odd happened on the front lawn of The Taft Museum of Art. The world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty, with the help of 150 volunteers, twisted and turned six tons of w...

Skin Trade: “Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death,” Cincinnati Art Museum, March 23-July 22, 2018
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

  You can be forgiven if you’d never heard of Guido Cagnacci before going to see the tiny but brilliant exhibit of three of his works at the Cincinnati Art Museum. You won...

Kinship Threads: Matt and Paul Coors at the Clay Street Press Gallery
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Matt and Paul Coors founded the Publico Gallery in Over-the-Rhine in 2003 and ran the operation until it closed in 2008. Ten years later, the Coors brothers are displaying their ow...

What Makes a Life – Virtual Circulation and Digital Storytelling
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

  Filmmaker and video/conceptual artist C. Jacqueline Wood’s show What Makes a Life at the Weston Art Gallery from May 4 – June 10, 2018 explores how virtual arche...

Hats, Heels, and Hieroglyphs: “Saul Steinberg’s ‘Mural of Cincinnati’ and “Saul Steinberg’s Prints, 1948-1996” Cincinnati Art Museum, February 16 on, and Solway Gallery, April 20-July 15, 2018
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Up, then down. Up, then down. And now, up again. Saul Steinberg’s “Mural of Cincinnati,” having adorned the walls of the Terrace Plaza Hotel’s Skyline Restaurant (better kn...

“Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China,” Cincinnati Art Museum. Open through August 12, 2018
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

  In the West, Asian art is given short shrift in intro to art history texts. H. W. Janson’s History of Artconsigned the arts of the East to a seven-page Postscript: “The ...

Fotofolio – Zhao Rong-Sheng
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

I met Zhao in Houston this past March at FotoFest.  Here are selected photos from his Swan Series and Works of the King. Zhao’s resume: China Photographers Association member, L...

Holding hands with strangers, a review of In Many Hands by Kate McIntosh
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

  I am sitting at the center of a banquet table facing a black wall. The white cloth in front of me is clean and crisp and extends in either direction down the long skinny tab...

“Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” at the JB Speed Museum
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

The Speed Museum exhibition” Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism” brings together over 80 paintings by 37 different female artists. Their achievement becomes more...

Found and Unfound Pre-Existing Conditions
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Social workers Keith Banner and Bill Ross created Visionaries + Voices for the artists Paul Rowland, Richard Brown, Antonio Adams, and Raymond Thunder-Sky. Bill and Keith arduously...

Sexodus XXX Machina: “More Sweetly Play the Dance” by William Kentridge (A Seven Channel Panoramic Video/ Audio Installation). Cincinnati Art Museum April 26, 2017 – May 20, 2018
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

A Video Tableau Vivant. (On the I’mpossibility of I’mmortality)   “I’m interested in a political art, that is to say an art of ambiguity, contradiction, uncompleted ge...

Out of the Dark, Kurt Grannan at Wash Park Art Gallery
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

  The impression that stays with you after viewing Kurt Grannan’s show at Wash Park Art is of figures with white faces, holding poses and commanding you to pay attention to ...

Kevin Muente’s Forgotten Land
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Kevin Muente’s show “Forgotten Land” is currently up at Marta Hewett Gallery, located in Cincinnati’s Pendleton neighborhood. He uses figures within these l...

Lidzie Alvisa and Donis Llago Imagine Transparency at A R E A
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Paired with an image of the White House on a brochure, “Transparent?” is a pointed question. And, in 2018, it can take as little as a cursory glance at Twitter to feel like we ...

Karen Margolis’ “Garden of Mutei” at Garis & Hahn, Los Angeles
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Having pervaded Western societies for centuries, the archetype of huge and showy artworks seems to have reached a pinnacle in our era where large and loud look better online. Karen...

Steve Jensen at Abmeyer + Wood
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Steve Jensen is a prominent and prolific artist on the Seattle scene, with public sculptures from Washington to Florida and China. His work is in museums in Washington and Californ...

Liz Zorn at 124 West Pike Street, Covington
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Liz Zorn likes a square canvas.  Not always, of course, but more often than many artists, she confines her compositions to a canvas measuring the same on every side.  Her works a...

KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway: An Interview with designers Liz Richter and Lilly Kass
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

I was fortunate enough to be asked by Mentor Coordinator, Melanie Miller (Hyland Glass, Hyland Gallery) to participate as an artist mentor for 2018 KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runw...

Second Glances
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

How many times do we look at something quickly and make a snap judgment about it? In what is often a one-second glance, we assess what we see and form an opinion about it given onl...

Cincinnati Art Club:  A Hidden Gem
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Drive through Mt. Adams and find Parkside Place, next to Eden Park.  At the bottom of the hill at 1021 Parkside Place is the Cincinnati Art Club in a nondescript, brick one-story ...

Meera Rastogi: Art Therapy and the Therapeutic Benefits of Making Art
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” –Keith Haring Over the course of this past year, I’ve beco...

Jon McGregor’s “Reservoir 13”
May 13, 2018 | by | Read →

Jon McGregor’s new novel “Reservoir 13″ contains some of the finest writing in recent contemporary fiction.  Its basic plot is relatively simple: in a small town...

March 2018


“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection,” Taft Museum of Art, through May 27, 2018.
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Fashion is a fickle lover, and it jilted Louis Comfort Tiffany at the end of his career in the 1930s. He had been the American exemplar of Art Nouveau, or “new art,” which emer...

Eastside Processional: “Not to Scale” at the Carnegie
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

From March 2 through April 29, 2018, the Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky is spotlighting an emphatically local meditation on matters of national concern. The museum’s Hutson Gall...

An Interrogation of Abstract Markings: Hans Hartung’s Recent Survey at Perrotin, New York
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Perrotin’s opening exhibition in New York for 2018, Hans Hartung: A Constant Storm. Works from 1922 to 1989, featured a retrospective assessment of one of the pioneers of Lyrical...

Stephen Towns Quilts at The Baltimore Museum of Ar
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Two of the Stephen Towns’ gorgeous quilt pieces hang in an abbreviated hallway of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Rumination and Reckoning, the Baltimore artist’s debut so...

Historical Materialism and Survey: Malcolm Cochran’s History Lessons
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

The Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center features three works by American installation artist Malcolm Cochran: History Lessons (2011), Requiem (2018), and Washing Feet (1996-97...

Our Internets, Our Selves: Looking Beyond Branding in Boston’s “Art + Tech”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

If I’m being cyncial, Boston’s inferiority complex as a“top U.S. innovation city” is why we have a city-wide partnership between 14 museums and galleries called “Art + Te...

The Pull of Exquisite Genius:  Michelangelo at the Met
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

“Five hundred years seem to melt away in looking at his art.”1 Over and over again, critics in the United States and elsewhere referred to this magnificent exhibition as a ...

Critical Mass II // Critical Discourse and Engagement in Kentucky
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Critical Mass II was the second in a series of panel discussions around various urban centers within Kentucky. This particular installment was arranged by the Kentucky Museum of Ar...

Matthew Metzger: Traversing the Meditative and Experiential
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

  Matthew Metzger’s contemporary interpretations of Chinese painting and its intentions allocate space and dimensionality through shifting and changing perspectives, which q...

Karen Hochman Brown Shows Us the Beauty of Math in “Botanic Geometry”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

  “Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every de...

As in the Mirror: Self-Portraits by Ellina Chetverikova at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

In her thought-provoking show at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center Ellina Chetverikova, who immigrated to the United States from Ukraine to continue her study of art, offers sixteen...

Conversation on Another Ground
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Not Gallery  is an artist-run space in East Austin presided over by Alex Diamond. since 2014. The gallery is located in a warehouse industrial garage, part of a row of segmented s...

Celebrating the Afterlife With Ed Moses Amid Ghanaian Fantasy Coffins
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

On January 6 in Los Angeles, Ernie Wolfe Gallery opened a show titled “Eddie M and the FAVs,” featuring Ed Moses’ paintings alongside elaborate Ghanaian coffins w...

Marcos Novak: Transarchitecture and Traversing Augmented Reality
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

  Truly a multifaceted artist whose new media processes and technologies wed organic forms with intermedia landscapes, artist Marcos Novak, born in 1957 in Caracas, Venezuela,...

Dancing while the house burns down: “Jack &” a performance
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Jack & centers around the experience of one man. Jack. His story is unique. He is a baker working the night shift at an industrial facility. He is reintegrating into society af...

Letter from Lebanon: “The Portrait as It Speaks”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

“The face is a living presence; it is expression… The face speaks,” writes the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas in his book Totality and Infinity. The face spe...

FIRST JUDGMENT
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Exhibition by Fukui formative abstract artist Tatsuya Tatsuta at National Art Center Tokyo. New Artist Unit, February 4-19, 2018.   “You can’t go neither forwards nor back...

‘Hassard & Steele: Concrete Dreams” at the Richmond (Indiana) Art Museum
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

“Geometry is like music,” artist Marlene Steele recently told a group of high school students, gathered around an exhibition of her work at the Richmond (Indiana) Art Museum. T...

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: A Trip to the Past with Hope for the Future
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

On the Cincinnati banks of the Ohio River sits the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a museum commemorating historic events of three decades prior to the Civil War.  S...

Playing Footsie – Hot and Cold Site Negotiations with F. C. Cincinnati
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

In recent months, Cincinnatians have been witnessing discussions about Futbol Club Cincinnati’s (F.C. Cincinnati) interest in building a new soccer stadium at one of three sites:...

Review of Works at Tashiro-Kaplan Building in downtown Seattle
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

The Tashiro-Kaplan Building in downtown Seattle houses a variety of artist-run galleries and artist residences. 4Culture anchors a corner of the building, providing experimental ga...

Heuck Retrospective at the Greenwich House Gallery
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Cincinnatian Roger William Heuck descends from a family with an impressive artistic heritage.  He is the great grand nephew of John Henry Twachtman on his mother’s side and ...

Rachel Hellerich’s Present Phase at New Haven Artspace April 6-28
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

When I saw Rachel Hellerich’s paintings for the first time online I was mesmerized by the combination of styles. To find so many of my personal tastes intersecting neatly felt un...

Sweet Dreams // Sheherazade // Louisville KY
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

“I’m always looking for relationships between my existence and total existence, connections between here and elsewhere”. -Mariko Mori Yoko Molotov is recognized locally as a ...

Ruby Namdar’s “The Ruined House”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Ruby Namdar is an Iranian-born Jew now living in Israel, and his new novel “The Ruined House” is one of the most fascinating and intelligent novels around, brilliantly ...

Jamie Quatro’s “Fire Sermon”
Mar 31, 2018 | by | Read →

Jamie Quatro (who is a woman) is fast becoming one of America’s most impressive and accomplished younger writers, nearly in a league with such already greats as Jennifer Egan...


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