“Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through September 15, 2019

“Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through September 15, 2019

As I whipped through “Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style” 1 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, several things struck me. First was the aptness of it title, which quite succin...

Britni Bicknaver Channels Access and Atmosphere in Cinema of Memory

Britni Bicknaver Channels Access and Atmosphere in Cinema of Memory

Britni Bicknaver has had a very busy year. The Cincinnati native has exhibited new works in group shows at the Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) and The Carnegie (Covington, KY) ...

Kevin White Retrospective

Kevin White Retrospective

Nestled in the niche neighborhood of Northside, Visionaries + Voices (V+V) is home to Kevin White, a contemporary and founding artist of the ability-forward hub.  A solo-show of h...

Liminal Water: Weightless at the Miller Gallery

Liminal Water: Weightless at the Miller Gallery

Weightless by Christy Lee Rogers Through September 7 The Miller Gallery 2715 Erie Ave Cincinnati, OH 45208 “What lifts you up?” asks the prompt for Christy Lee Rogers photograp...

"Moon Museum": Celebrating Artistic Contributions to the Space Program

“Moon Museum”: Celebrating Artistic Contributions to the Space Program

The moon, Earth’s singular satellite, has fascinated the earthbound human mind for thousands of years. The 50th anniversary of the successful 240,000 mile journey of American...

Summer 2019


“Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style,” Cincinnati Art Museum, through September 15, 2019
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

As I whipped through “Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style” 1 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, several things struck me. First was the aptness of it title, which quite succin...

Britni Bicknaver Channels Access and Atmosphere in Cinema of Memory
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Britni Bicknaver has had a very busy year. The Cincinnati native has exhibited new works in group shows at the Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) and The Carnegie (Covington, KY) ...

Kevin White Retrospective
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Nestled in the niche neighborhood of Northside, Visionaries + Voices (V+V) is home to Kevin White, a contemporary and founding artist of the ability-forward hub.  A solo-show of h...

Liminal Water: Weightless at the Miller Gallery
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Weightless by Christy Lee Rogers Through September 7 The Miller Gallery 2715 Erie Ave Cincinnati, OH 45208 “What lifts you up?” asks the prompt for Christy Lee Rogers photograp...

“Moon Museum”: Celebrating Artistic Contributions to the Space Program
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

The moon, Earth’s singular satellite, has fascinated the earthbound human mind for thousands of years. The 50th anniversary of the successful 240,000 mile journey of American...

Self-Improvement with Saya: A Cabinet of Anticipation at the Contemporary Arts Center
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

The idea that we can transform into our best self is a compelling one. According to BusinessWire.com, the “self-improvement” industry is booming to the tune of nearly $10 billi...

Profile of Jan Brown Checco and the recent exchange with Sister City Liuzhou, China
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Jan Brown Checco’s pleasure in making art generously extends to all those who use art as the means of interpreting what they see. Most recently she’s been deeply involv...

See Art in an Unusual Setting
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

A unique way to see art is to stop by a local coffee shop or restaurant. There are several in the Greater Cincinnati area that afford this opportunity. First stop on my tour was Aw...

Ludlow Garage 50th Anniversary
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Though the Ludlow Garage was only open for eighteen months, it has cast an outsized shadow upon the history of music in Cincinnati.  At a time when underground and what we would n...

Origami
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Call it a coincidence, call it fate. As the Cincinnati Art Museum is showcasing the stunning beauty of Japanese fashion, and its influence in modern designer’s aesthetics, in the...

Dayton Art Institute: Monet and Impressionism
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

It may be difficult to reconcile the work of the Impressionists as they were the radical anti-establishment gang of late 19th and early 20th century. Bucolic gardens, resting women...

Fotofolio – Susan Goldstein
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

“Bending Time”, Antique photo collage, 2013-present Susan’s statement: The convergence of my passion for exploring the world and collecting old, discarded, often damaged obje...

“The Magic Box” at BONFIRE Gallery in Seattle
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

In a corner of Seattle that sees a particularly diverse crowd, BONFIRE Gallery is a cultural whirl of activity. Shoko Zama and Joan (Thornbrugh) Laage dance Butoh in the shop windo...

Letitia Quesenberry at Quappi Projects (((heat))) Louisville, Kentucky August 2nd – September 6th, 2019
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Even the title of Letitia Quesenberry’s latest exhibition (((heat))) imitates her multiple approaches to creating glow.Through her adaptions of electric current, neon, lacquers a...

Elizabeth Gilbert’s “City of Girls”
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Elizabeth Gilbert, whose “Eat Pray Love” was both highly acclaimed and highly popular, has returned with a terrific new novel, “City of Girls”, surprising i...

Kathleen Alcott’s “When America Was Hard to Find”
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Kathleen Alcott’s novel “When America Was Hard to Find” (the title comes from a poem made during the Vietnam war by Father Daniel Berrigan) is a tough, gritty nov...

John Young’s “When the Coin is in the Air”
Aug 24, 2019 | by | Read →

Cincinnati novelist John Young’s debut novel “When The Coin Is In The Air” is impressive.  Written in simple narrative prose, without fuss or mannered writing, t...

June/July 2019


Posthuman Design: Creatures: When Species Meet at the Contemporary Arts Center
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Creatures: When Species Meet locates creative processes less in the imagination of singular artists than in the encounter between living things, their negotiation of each other’s...

Does Size Matter?: “Magnitude Seven: 15th Annual Exhibition of Small Works” at Manifest Gallery, May 31-June 28, 2019
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

“Magnitude Seven” is neither the oldest nor the smallest show of small things in town, a distinction that probably goes to the Art Academy’s “Minumental” show every fall,...

“L’ Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters,” Taft Museum of Art, through September 14, 2019
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Sometimes it takes time for the aesthetic worth of something to be recognized. This most definitely was not the case with French advertising handbills AKA posters from its Golden A...

Hilna Af Klint at The Guggenheim: Metaphysics as it Patrols Mortality’s Borders
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

The Guggenheim’s spring retrospective of the seminal Swedish painter, Hilma Af Klint, has, naturally, evoked a multitude of art critics and visual culture scholars who laud her r...

From the Mythic Nile to the Mighty Ohio
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

“Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs” Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue   Cincinnati, OH Through August 18, 2019 Step into a time when civilization grew along the Nil...

The Laughter of the Unconscious
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

It was 1957 when “nudity for nudity’s sake” in cinema became a point for deliberation: the court case, Excelsior Pictures v. New York Board of Regents, hinged whether the dis...

Yvonne van Eijden at Askew Gallery
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Yvonne van Eijden Yvonne van Eijden was born June 6,1956 in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. She received her art education at the Free Academy, The Hague, The Netherlands, and at Thre...

Off Ludlow Gallery: A Pop Up on Ormond Street in Clifton
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

On the corner of Ludlow Ave. and Ormond Street is Gaslight Bar and Grill and down the street, there used to be the Clifton Post Office. Now, the Post Office has turned into Off Lud...

Isabella Hammad’s “The Parisian”
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Isabella Hammad’s “The Parisian”, is yet another debut novel this year of astonishing power and grace.  Set partly in France and mostly in Palestine before the i...

Ocean Vuong’s “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

Ocean Vuong is a young Vietnamese-American, whose first collection of poetry was widely acclaimed, and whose first novel, “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”, deser...

Nell Freudenberger’s “Lost and Wanted”
Jun 30, 2019 | by | Read →

I wish I could figure out who the intended audience for Nell Freudenberger’s very bad novel “Lost and Wanted” is supposed to be, but am unable to do so.  Perhaps...


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