Both Ends of the Brush: “Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe: American Paintings from the Phillips Collection” at the Taft Museum of Art, February 9-May 19, 2019

Both Ends of the Brush: “Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe: American Paintings from the Phillips Collection” at the Taft Museum of Art, February 9-May 19, 2019

High modernism is well over a century old by now, and its roots are even older. How could that even have happened? The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. was the first American...

The Window of Clarity: Eric Hatch’s "Faces of Addiction"

The Window of Clarity: Eric Hatch’s “Faces of Addiction”

Award-winning writer and photographer Eric K. Hatch has made his reputation by focusing on landscapes and the built environment. So when an acquaintance who lost a son to an overdo...

Close Reading: Proximity of Syllables by Migiwa Orimo at the Weston Gallery

Close Reading: Proximity of Syllables by Migiwa Orimo at the Weston Gallery

A pair of curtains adorned with a large set of parentheses hung at the entrance to the exhibit “Proximity of Syllables” at the Weston Gallery make a pronouncement: as you pass ...

“Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through April 28, 2019

“Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through April 28, 2019

If there were any question about the importance of the Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) or the quality of its teachers and students, the thoughtful “Art Academy of Cincinnati at 1...

On a Certain Tendency of Contemporary Installation Art

On a Certain Tendency of Contemporary Installation Art

British installation artist Alex Hibbitt’s Rhizome: Falling (2018) has traversed numerous gallery locales throughout the States in the last few years and hangs, suspended and sta...

Winter 2019


Both Ends of the Brush: “Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe: American Paintings from the Phillips Collection” at the Taft Museum of Art, February 9-May 19, 2019
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High modernism is well over a century old by now, and its roots are even older. How could that even have happened? The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. was the first American...

The Window of Clarity: Eric Hatch’s “Faces of Addiction”
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

Award-winning writer and photographer Eric K. Hatch has made his reputation by focusing on landscapes and the built environment. So when an acquaintance who lost a son to an overdo...

Close Reading: Proximity of Syllables by Migiwa Orimo at the Weston Gallery
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

A pair of curtains adorned with a large set of parentheses hung at the entrance to the exhibit “Proximity of Syllables” at the Weston Gallery make a pronouncement: as you pass ...

“Art Academy of Cincinnati at 150: A Celebration in Drawings and Prints,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through April 28, 2019
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

If there were any question about the importance of the Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) or the quality of its teachers and students, the thoughtful “Art Academy of Cincinnati at 1...

On a Certain Tendency of Contemporary Installation Art
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

British installation artist Alex Hibbitt’s Rhizome: Falling (2018) has traversed numerous gallery locales throughout the States in the last few years and hangs, suspended and sta...

What Rich Mix Is This?
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

Judy Pfaff New Prints Isaac Abrams Paintings + Drawings Kirk Mangus Drawings + Ceramic Works This handsome show of a trio of artists opened in late January and continues throug...

Deb Brod at The Carnegie
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In The Carnegie’s Open Source series of exhibitions, Trajectory engages the gallery space with swooping arcs of fabric and fiber that weave and stretch across one corner of the l...

SIMILITUDE: A survey of contemporary portraiture
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Dreams, dragons and confrontation with contemporary overtones– “Similitude” is an exhibit of current portraiture work by contemporary, largely regional, artists a...

On the Question of How to Approach a New Visual Language?
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Synthetica, which showed at the Weston Art Gallery from November 30, 2018 – January 27, 2019, professed a keen logic of material innovation accompanied by a significant theoretic...

The Terrace Plaza Hotel: Recognizing Greatness
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Cincinnati is fortunate to have a number of noteworthy examples of architecture and history, recognized with numerous listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Placemen...

ZVIZDAL [Chernobyl- so far so close] Berlin
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ZVIZDAL is the latest documentary-installation by the Dutch company Berlin.  It comprises a large double-sided projection screen over three diorama tables depicting a primitive Uk...

STATE Ingri Fiksdal
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Ingri  Fiksdal’s STATE explores the role of dance as ritual in society and was performed in the Contemporary Arts Center’s black box theatre.  Accompanied by live per...

Fotofolio – Susan Patrice
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

“The Enveloping Landscape” Susan’s statement: The Enveloping Landscape project began as a way to heal. Much like the Appalachian landscape itself, my body holds a map of mult...

Emma Webster’s Complicated Vistas of Human Nature in Dioramic Landscapes
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

Nothing seems right in Emma Webster’s No Man’s Land (all works 2018): toadstools are weirdly spotlighted; wispy arboreal cutouts contain more than mere foliage; and a n...

“Art School”
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

I’ll never forget my first day of art school.  It was my freshman year at UC’s DAAP and I had been instructed by my professors to bring with me a laundry list of art supplies ...

Saying Goodbye to an Icon
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

While fashion is an ever-evolving industry spurred by constant winds of change, some things are just predictable. We know that four cities will present runway shows all unique and ...

Stewart Goldman
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

Stewart Goldman has been making art longer than many viewers – although not this writer – have been alive, a circumstance that does not seem to hamper either his relevance or a...

Movies Filmed in Cincinnati Have a Visual Arts Influence
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

Visual arts play a part in many movies, according to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission Executive Director Kristen Schlotman.  Hollywood producers have shot ...

Visionary Artist Reilly Stasienko: Chronicling Consciousness Through Oil Paintings
Mar 3, 2019 | by | Read →

Some art seeks to capture, in stark detail, the beauty of the natural world around us. Other art turns inward and seeks to transcend the natural world, illustrating the colors and ...

Robert W. Fieseler’s “Tinderbox”
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Gay Liberation in America is generally thought to have begun with the Stonewall Inn protests in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1969.  Homosexuality was, at that time, ...

Guy Gunaratne’s “In Our Mad and Furious City”
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Guy Gunaratne has written a powerful and important novel, “In Our Mad and Furious City”, which takes place in contemporary London, or those parts of it where new immigr...

Tessa Hadley’s “Late in the Day”
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The English writer Tessa Hadley is rapidly becoming one of that country’s foremost fiction writers; her work in the past couple of years has expanded to include a wide Americ...

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...


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  • Winter 2019 Issue of Aeqai Online

    The Winter (Jan./Feb.) issue of Aeqai has just posted.  We bring twenty-two columns in this issue, rich with critical anaylsis, profiles of artists, and book reviews. The two muse...