Zachary Armstrong, Curtis Barnes, and Cauleen Smith Shows  Inaugurate a New Home for The Contemporary Dayton

Zachary Armstrong, Curtis Barnes, and Cauleen Smith Shows Inaugurate a New Home for The Contemporary Dayton

The Contemporary Dayton (aka The Co), formerly known as the Dayton Visual Arts Center, has moved. Its new home is a 6000+ sq ft. space featuring five galleries, including a video v...

Mystic Materialism: Jay Bolotin at the Carl Solway Gallery

Mystic Materialism: Jay Bolotin at the Carl Solway Gallery

Jay Bolotin began exhibiting works of art at the Carl Solway Gallery in the 1970s. Nearly fifty years later, he maintains his relationship with the venue, which has staged a retros...

Aleatory Aesthetics: Appraising the Aesthetics of “Chance” in Gerhard Richter’s Cage Paintings

Aleatory Aesthetics: Appraising the Aesthetics of “Chance” in Gerhard Richter’s Cage Paintings

Gerhard Richter’s Cage paintings (2006), on display at the Gagosian Gallery at 541 West 24th Street, are named after the composer John Cage, apparently drawing on the theme of co...

“Silver Lining: An Outdoor Photography Show,” organized by The Clifton Cultural Arts Center and installed along the fence of the Rawson Woods Bird Preserve at the intersection of Middleton and McAlpin Avenues, Cincinnati

“Silver Lining: An Outdoor Photography Show,” organized by The Clifton Cultural Arts Center and installed along the fence of the Rawson Woods Bird Preserve at the intersection of Middleton and McAlpin Avenues, Cincinnati

To state the obvious, the pandemic changed all of our lives, except, perhaps, the agoraphobic. The rest of us learned how to bake bread, cleaning out store shelves of packets of ye...

Promise, Witness, Remembrance. Speed Museum. Louisville, Kentucky

Promise, Witness, Remembrance. Speed Museum. Louisville, Kentucky

Sam Gilliam’s Carousel Form II (1969) and Alisha Wormsley’s afro-futurist manifesto, “There are Black people in the Future,” announce their presence as you walk into the fi...

May 2021


Zachary Armstrong, Curtis Barnes, and Cauleen Smith Shows Inaugurate a New Home for The Contemporary Dayton
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

The Contemporary Dayton (aka The Co), formerly known as the Dayton Visual Arts Center, has moved. Its new home is a 6000+ sq ft. space featuring five galleries, including a video v...

Mystic Materialism: Jay Bolotin at the Carl Solway Gallery
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Jay Bolotin began exhibiting works of art at the Carl Solway Gallery in the 1970s. Nearly fifty years later, he maintains his relationship with the venue, which has staged a retros...

Aleatory Aesthetics: Appraising the Aesthetics of “Chance” in Gerhard Richter’s Cage Paintings
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Gerhard Richter’s Cage paintings (2006), on display at the Gagosian Gallery at 541 West 24th Street, are named after the composer John Cage, apparently drawing on the theme of co...

“Silver Lining: An Outdoor Photography Show,” organized by The Clifton Cultural Arts Center and installed along the fence of the Rawson Woods Bird Preserve at the intersection of Middleton and McAlpin Avenues, Cincinnati
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

To state the obvious, the pandemic changed all of our lives, except, perhaps, the agoraphobic. The rest of us learned how to bake bread, cleaning out store shelves of packets of ye...

Promise, Witness, Remembrance. Speed Museum. Louisville, Kentucky
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Sam Gilliam’s Carousel Form II (1969) and Alisha Wormsley’s afro-futurist manifesto, “There are Black people in the Future,” announce their presence as you walk into the fi...

Stolen Land: Artistic Legacies of California Indians
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

The Autry Museum of the American West feels hidden within LA’s Griffith Park. Its exhibition When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California is on view ...

Emil Alzamora’s Broken Figures Struggle to Find Their Way
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

The eight figurative sculptures comprising Emil Alzamora’s show, “Waymaker,” evoke somber aspects of the human condition.  Lacerated, contorted, and dismembered, these gener...

Cincinnati’s Juneteenth Tradition Continues in Spite of the Pandemic
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Cincinnati’s Juneteenth Celebration began with Lydia Morgan in 1988. She accompanied her husband Noel on a business conference in Phoenix, Arizona where they met another couple. ...

“Foregone” by Russell Banks
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

Russell Banks has long been one of America’s most prominent novelists, and his new book, “Foregone”, is a work of staggering genius, complex and nuanced; it raise...

“The Recent East” by Thomas Grattan
May 29, 2021 | by | Read →

A new novel by Thomas Grattan, “The Recent East”,  is surprisingly powerful, a fascinating look at a family, starting in East Germany and ending up in the newly unifie...

April 2021


“Identity: (un)real” 2021 Taft Museum Artists Reaching Classrooms Annual Exhibition The Annex Gallery, 1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, OH through May 29, 2011
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

While reading this review, I invite you to consider how to ­­continue the rich tradition of art in Cincinnati. The exhibition Identity: (un)real presents artwork created by high ...

“The Sound of Still: Tina Tammaro & Leslie Daly,” Indian Hill Gallery, through June 6
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

The enchantment begins with the title of the two-person show at the Indian Hill Gallery: “The Sound of Still.” (The curator and exhibition coordinator, Casey Dressel, wisely st...

Collective Impact: Females Joining Forces at KHAC
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

A knitted banner that says “Stronger Together” stretches over the steps on the front porch of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center (KHAC). With its quirky multicolor letters, pompom...

Some Things Cosmic: Cauleen Smith’s Black Feminist Utopia
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

Give It Or Leave It is on view at the LACMA until October 31, 2021 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic my visit to the newly reopened Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) felt a bit u...

A Young African-American Woman Makes Her Mark at the White House
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

Carahna Magood, a single African American mother of 27, serves as creative director of the digital team for the White House.  How does someone that young get to that position in W...

Off Ludlow Gallery: “What’s Left Unsaid…”
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

The ironic fact that this exhibition, delving into the current state of communication today, is sited in a repurposed community postal office, is not lost on this writer. Netherlan...

A Walk Through Time
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

When one walks through the hallowed halls of the Taft Museum of Art, you are instantly transformed to a different time. One of majesty, where stately homes set the standard, and th...

A New Book, “Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment,” Shines Light on an Underrecognized, Pioneering Artist
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

Chimerical figures and nebulous forms sprout, mutate, and dance through the delirious dreamlike realms of Sara Kathryn Arledge’s films and paintings, which, once seen, are imposs...

A Wing and a Prayer
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

He was a quiet and unassuming man. Admittedly shy, he leaned toward President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy: “speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far....

“The Committed” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

Viet Thanh Nguyen burst onto the literary scene about three years ago with his brilliant, Pulitzer-prize winning novel “The Sympathizer”, which dealt with The Vietnam W...

“Fields of Fire” by John Young
Apr 24, 2021 | by | Read →

A couple of years ago I reviewed John Young’s first novel, “When The Coin Is in the Air”, not knowing that the author lived here in Cincinnati.  It was a very st...


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  • May Issue of Aeqai Online

    The May issue of aeqai has just posted, bringing a wide variety of reviews of exhibitions from the region and from LA and New York. We begin this issue with Susan Byrnes’ mag...