Archive for June, 2011

Huffington Post’s Top 10: AEQAI featured

June 19th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Brett Baker, a painter, and Editor of painters-table.com, considers one of the Top 10 Best Posts of May 2011 to be Sheldon Tapley’s review of Narrative Figuration at the Weston Art Gallery. Click here to visit his post.

Editor’s Corner, June

June 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in June 2011

The June issue of AEQAI presents the first of a new, and ongoing, essays by area artists, asked by AEQAI to select one work of art from the permanent collection of either the Cincinnati Art Museum or the Taft Museum, and to tell our readers why it is important to him or her. Painter Cole [...]

WVXU Interview of AEQAI editor

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Announcements

WVXU Interview of AEQAI editor

                  Listen Here This was broadcast last Sunday, from WVXU’s Around Cincinnati. Jane Durrell, also a writer for Cincinnati, conducted the interview.  

For A Better World: SOS Art

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Features, June 2011

For A Better World: SOS Art

Saad Ghosn Mobilizes Hundreds of Artists Yet Again Lady Liberty returns. Not the Neoclassical colossus on Liberty Island. It is the shrieking girl with the liberty spikes on the S.O.S. ART posters plastered all over downtown. S.O.S. ART is a rally cry for peace and justice, which began in March of 2003 just as the [...]

Art For Change

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, June 2011, Profiles

Art For Change

Saad Ghosn – Art For Change as a Non-juried Enterprise Walking into the interior of Saad Ghosn’s house near The Cincinnati Zoo carries an almost physical impact, shifting from the bright leafy world of his front walk to shady rooms replete with colorful and exuberant art, some of it his own. This is the ninth [...]

A Star is Born

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, June 2011, On View

A Star is Born

A Star is Born:  the Douglas S. Cramer Collection at the CAM. If you go to the Cincinnati Art Museum this summer you will see artwork from the contemporary art collection of Hollywood producer Douglas S. Cramer in two separate exhibition areas:  one just upon passing the entrance foyer, where the Museum often houses small-scale [...]

Gerhard Richter

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Digest, June 2011

Gerhard Richter

                      Æqai is asking a variety of area artists to select one work of art from the permanent collection of either the Cincinnati Art Museum or the Taft Museum of Art, and tell our readers why it is important to him or her.  Cole Carothers, [...]

Looking Back

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, Digest, June 2011

Looking Back

U-turn’s organizers reflect upon their “medicine for misanthropy.” (The following interview took place Sunday, June 14, 2011 in U-turn’s gallery in Brighton. Attending were the five organizers of U-turn, in alphabetical order: Molly Donnermeyer, Matt Morris, Patricia Murphy, Zach Rawe and Eric Ruschman. All are graduates of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. For the sake [...]

Versoza’s World

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in June 2011, On View

Versoza's World

                        “All things resist being written down,” Franz Kafka writes in an October 13, 1913 diary entry.  Joey Versoza’s 2011artworks survey that resistance – objects refusing to go along with meaning, and meaning finding its way out of the experience of seeing.  It’s hermeneutics [...]

Carl Fudge

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in *, June 2011, On View

Carl Fudge

at Solway Gallery Carl Fudge is a sly fellow. Just as you think you’ve caught the drift for one of his series works, either paintings or prints – ah yes, you think, look how this cluster balances that – he changes the color scheme for another version and all relationships shift gear. New game entirely. [...]

Insects and Astronauts:

June 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in June 2011, On View

Insects and Astronauts:

Jeff Casto’s “Future Tense” at 1305 Gallery Jeff Casto’s shadowboxes and assemblages in “Future Tense,” his current exhibit at 1305 Gallery ending July 15, 2011, conjure Joseph Cornell’s Utopia Parkway workshop, as well as Pee Wee Herman’s Playhouse, extracting wistfulness from detritus, seriousness from folly.  The toys, junk and other materials used in Casto’s art [...]

Yarn bombing in Garfield Place

June 13th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Yarn bombing in Garfield Place

In Garfield Place, the two bronze statues by Charles Henry Nihaus of former Ohio-born US presidents James A. Garfield and William Henry Harrison have been yarn bombed. Yarn bombing, for the uninitiated, is a form of street art that uses knit/crochet objects illegally placed in prominent public space. The term “bombing” arises from graffiti tagging [...]