The Consistency of Memory: Stewart Goldman’s "The Hanging Figures" at the Skirball Museum

The Consistency of Memory: Stewart Goldman’s “The Hanging Figures” at the Skirball Museum

Stewart Goldman taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati for over thirty years. An enduring presence in the Ohio art world, he has curated shows on printmaking and the visual aesthe...

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at Cincinnati Art Museum

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at Cincinnati Art Museum

Part One opened April 26; Part Two opens June 7 and continues through September 2. Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. “No Spectators: The Art of Burni...

How Shall the World be Served?: “Life in the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Masterpieces from the Dordrecht Museum” at the Columbus Museum of Art, February 1-June 16, 2019

How Shall the World be Served?: “Life in the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Masterpieces from the Dordrecht Museum” at the Columbus Museum of Art, February 1-June 16, 2019

Well, despite what the show’s title might suggest, it’s not a blockbuster Rembrandt show. As the exhibition catalogue delicately notes, “we cannot be sure Rembrandt ever visi...

"Rise & Shine", A Group Exhibit at Wash Park Art

“Rise & Shine”, A Group Exhibit at Wash Park Art

An interesting exhibit of the curated work of a number of artists is a good reason to drop into Holly Spraul’s Wash Park Art gallery this summer. Nicole Trimble is continuing...

Profile of Nancy Nordloh Neville

Profile of Nancy Nordloh Neville

“I do enjoy showing my work,” Nancy Nordloh Neville told me. “It’s my life on review.  You remember how and where you were when you painted it.  You remember if the r...

May 2019


The Consistency of Memory: Stewart Goldman’s “The Hanging Figures” at the Skirball Museum
Jun 1, 2019 | by | Read →

Stewart Goldman taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati for over thirty years. An enduring presence in the Ohio art world, he has curated shows on printmaking and the visual aesthe...

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at Cincinnati Art Museum
Jun 1, 2019 | by | Read →

Part One opened April 26; Part Two opens June 7 and continues through September 2. Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. “No Spectators: The Art of Burni...

How Shall the World be Served?: “Life in the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Masterpieces from the Dordrecht Museum” at the Columbus Museum of Art, February 1-June 16, 2019
Jun 1, 2019 | by | Read →

Well, despite what the show’s title might suggest, it’s not a blockbuster Rembrandt show. As the exhibition catalogue delicately notes, “we cannot be sure Rembrandt ever visi...

“Rise & Shine”, A Group Exhibit at Wash Park Art
Jun 1, 2019 | by | Read →

An interesting exhibit of the curated work of a number of artists is a good reason to drop into Holly Spraul’s Wash Park Art gallery this summer. Nicole Trimble is continuing...

Profile of Nancy Nordloh Neville
Jun 1, 2019 | by | Read →

“I do enjoy showing my work,” Nancy Nordloh Neville told me. “It’s my life on review.  You remember how and where you were when you painted it.  You remember if the r...

Fotofolio – Lloyd Greene
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“Saturday Night Rodeo” Lloyd’ statement: Pretty people and powerful animals provide a good start for many stories. Rodeo is an American activity, born from our colorful south...

#Project🖤
Jun 1, 2019 | by | Read →

#Project🖤 If there was ever a most Instagram-worthy collection award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the newest H&M collaboration with fashion designer Gia...

The Art Climb: A Signature Gateway from the Streets to the Cincinnati Art Museum
Jun 1, 2019 | by | Read →

Take the climb to art.  A new staircase developed by the Cincinnati Art Museum will take visitors from the intersection of Eden Park Drive and Gilbert Ave. to the front entrance o...

Namwali Serpell’s “The Old Drift”
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A slew of great novels has appeared in the past two months, all long, and all first-rate.  But first among equals is “The Old Drift”, a first novel by Zambian writer N...

Julie Orringer’s “The Flight Portfolio”
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“The Flight Portfolio”, by Julie Orringer, is another splendid, first-rate new novel, astonishing in its details and analysis of character and place.  Based upon the r...

April 2019


Rachel Rampleman at Weston Gallery
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A shallow stage, dramatic floor to ceiling curtain of silver mylar, pink lights, and disco ball have recently transformed the ground floor of Weston Art Gallery. Alluding to the se...

Floating Signifiers: holmes+riordan (collaborations) at Clay Street Press
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Visual artist Diana Duncan Holmes and poet Timothy Riordan sustained a creative partnership across three decades, reaching from the late twentieth into the early twenty-first centu...

Opening Space for the Imagination: Archive As Action at the Contemporary Arts Center
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

“In a culture where derangement and disequilibrium are the constant and inescapable climate of a politics of bewilderment, the militant tactic is not intoxication and excess but ...

An Authorized Version: “For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design” at the Dayton Art Institute, February 23-June 2, 2019
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Whatever you think of the outcome, the Dayton Art Institute’s exhibit of 100 paintings from the collection of the National Academy of Design has been curated multiple times and b...

Art of the International Parks Exhibit at Eisele Gallery
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

The best public park views in the world are the subject matter of the best painters in the current exhibit at Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati. Mountain tops and serene valleys, rushing ...

“Vessel” at Hudson Yards: A Capitalist Christening and Architectural Narcissism
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

In 1996, Tom Otterness installed a bronze sculptural grouping of anthropomorphized houses and coins off the banks of Roosevelt Island in the East River titled The Marriage of Real ...

The “Right to Look” and Nari Ward’s “Amazing Grace”
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

French-born American-Cuban essayist Anaïs Nin’s diaristic reflections on Havana reveal the nostalgic caprice that a city can wield – its atmospheric impulse-potential ...

Joseph Keckler – 21c Museum Hotel – April 13, 2019
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The  Contemporary Arts Center’s inaugural performing arts festival, “This Time Tomorrow”, featured almost thirty acts over four days in April.  Spread out over Cincinnati a...

Getting Lost in Rob Thom’s Crowds
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Rob Thom’s paintings resemble funhouse mirrors tilted towards pleasure-seeking crowds, magnifying follies and foibles that extend to American culture at large. His works in &...

“Because I Said So… ,” Kennedy Heights Arts Center, through June 8, 2019
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Robin Hartman and Kim Margaret Watling, the curators of “Because I Said So… ” at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, neatly state the exhibition’s thesis: “Because I Said So...

Severe Ascesis: Shusaku Arakawa’s Object-Oriented Ontologies and the Spectral Event
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

This takes me back to some of my Japanese reading, in particular to my beloved Dôgen, who belongs to a Zen tradition that is particularly severe insofar as it is particularly sens...

“Everything Connects” highlights designer Christien Miendertsma’s research into the ethics and manufacturing of industrial fiber products
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

“Everything Connects,” exhibiting at the Art Institute of Chicago through October 20, showcases the process and discoveries of Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma. Meindertsma...

Fotofolio: James Friedman
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

“Interior Design” James’ statement: Although I studied with Minor White in an experimental graduate program in photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ad...

Jens Rosenkrantz: Profile
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Pendleton Street Photography is a new Over-the-Rhine gallery in an area long linked to visual arts; in it founder Jens Rosenkrantz expands the area’s coverage of the constant...

Cincinnati Arts and Technology Studios: A Hidden Resource for High School Students
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Many people may not have heard of Cincinnati Arts and Technology Studios (CATS), a non-profit agency that uses the power of the arts and other proven methods to help at-risk studen...

Amy Hempel’s “Sing to It”
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Since William Trevor’s death last year, American Amy Hempel is probably the finest writer of short stories anywhere in the world.  Her new collection, “Sing to It̶...

Leila Aboulela’s “Elsewhere, Home”
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Leila Aboulela’s new collection of short fiction, “Elsewhere, Home”, is another superb selection of short stories.  The narrator of each story is generally a wom...

Nathan Englander’s “kaddish.com”
Apr 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Nathan Englander moves into the front ranks of American fiction writers with his new novel, “kaddish.com“.  Earlier books of short fiction and his last novel “Di...


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