Archive for October, 2012

CAM new Chief Conservator & Curator of European Painting, Sculpture, and Drawings

October 30th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

THE CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SERENA URRY AS NEW CHIEF CONSERVATOR (October 29, 2012) The Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to announce Serena Urry as Chief Conservator. Before coming to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Serena served as Senior Conservator of Paintings at the Barnes Foundation, preparing its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection for the historic move […]

CONSULT-A-CURATOR at CAM

October 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

For Members Only Media Contact • Kiley Brodeur, Marketing and Communications Associate (513) 639-2872 kiley.brodeur@cincyart.org CONSULT-A-CURATOR NOVEMBER 13, 2012 Ever wanted to be on Antiques Roadshow? Have a piece stored away in your basement or attic that you would like to know more about? Now is your chance to have a work of art examined […]

CALL FOR ENTRIES <<< The Manifest Prize!

October 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Letter From the Editor

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Dear Readers, Fotofocus provides the content for nearly all of the October issue of AEQAI. This first celebration of photography’s central place in contemporary art and culture is responsible for approximately 75 exhibitions in the Greater Cincinnati region. The shows range from the regionally acclaimed, the nationally, and even internationally renowned artists. AEQAI is one […]

What is the Light? Doug & Mike Starn: Gravity of Light

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

What is the Light? Doug & Mike Starn: Gravity of Light

What is the Light? Doug & Mike Starn: Gravity of Light by Chis Reeves The ambivalence towards light is something particularly relatable to this author. Having a macular condition known as Myodesopsia, aka “eye floaters,” I understand that while a bright sunny day can be a blessing, it can also be a burden. This idea […]

Anthony Luensman Explores Carnal Delights in “Taint”

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

Anthony Luensman Explores Carnal Delights in “Taint”

Anthony Luensman Explores Carnal Delights in “Taint” by Maria Seda-Reeder Anthony Luensman’s first major solo exhibition in five years, “Taint” at the Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery was supported by a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant—one of only seventeen such grants chosen out of 1,624 eligible applications by arts organizations […]

Glamorama: Herb Ritts at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Edward Steichen at the Taft Museum of Art

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

Glamorama: Herb Ritts at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Edward Steichen at the Taft Museum of Art

Glamorama: Herb Ritts at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Edward Steichen at the Taft Museum of Art by Keith Banner Herb Ritts’ show “L. A. Style” at the Cincinnati Art Museum (up through December 30, 2012) has an etched-in-stone, funereal quality fused with a kinky soullessness. Ritts is one of those seminal photographers of an […]

Polaroids from “Stay the Same Never Change”

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

Polaroids from "Stay the Same Never Change"

Polaroids from “Stay the Same Never Change” by Emil Robinson The act of looking is brave. Especially if you look at things you can’t handle. I think that most people do not look. If you’re really paying attention you could have your heart broken twelve times a day. Most of the time we aren’t looking […]

POSTCARDS FROM MT. OLYMPU.S.

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

POSTCARDS FROM MT. OLYMPU.S.

“Controlled Chaos”  Tyler Shields at Miller Gallery: October 12 – October 26, 2012 by Regan Brown “To be a performance artist, you have to hate theatre. Theatre is fake: there is a black box, you pay for a ticket, and you sit in the dark and see somebody playing somebody else’s life. The knife is […]

The Death of Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

The Death of Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum

The Death of Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum by Stephen Slaughter Excerpt from “Shut up and Play the Hits”, Chuck Klosterman’s on screen interview of James Murphy; Chuck Klosterman; “This is the end of LCD Soundsystem, and it’s ending in a strangely controlled manner. It’s like, there was a record, there was an announcement, there’s a last […]

The Boxer: Sol LeWitt

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

The Boxer:  Sol LeWitt

The Boxer: Sol LeWitt by Maxwell Redder Walking into downtown Cincinnati’s famous Carl Solway Gallery (424 Findlay St.) between September 7, 2012 and December 22, 2012 is something I recommend to everyone. If not for the sheer simple beauty of works by the late Sol LeWitt, an extremely important contemporary artist, then for the inquisitive feeling […]

Stephen Berens: Thinking of Pinturicchio (While Looking Out Sol LeWitt’s Windows and Elizabeth Bryant: Sol LeWitt Studio Still Lifes, Carl Solway Gallery

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

Stephen Berens: Thinking of Pinturicchio (While Looking Out Sol LeWitt’s Windows and Elizabeth Bryant: Sol LeWitt Studio Still Lifes, Carl Solway Gallery

Stephen Berens: Thinking of Pinturicchio (While Looking Out Sol LeWitt’s Windows and Elizabeth Bryant: Sol LeWitt Studio Still Lifes, Carl Solway Gallery by Karen S. Chambers In the summer of 2010, L. A.-based artists Elizabeth Bryant and Stephen Berens, who happen to be married to each other, spent time in Sol LeWitt’s studio in Spoleto, […]

Photography: A Perfect Fit for Former Dancer

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

Photography: A Perfect Fit for Former Dancer

by Kathy Valin “Cincinnati Ballet at 50: Photographs by Peter Mueller” opened September 6 and runs through May 2014 (coinciding with the close of the company’s 50th Anniversary Season) at the Cincinnati Ballet Center, 1555 Central Parkway. Consisting of about twenty oversized photographs displayed on walls throughout the lobby of the Mickey Jarson Kaplan Performance […]

A Look Back at a Life in Pictures: Photographs by Gordon Baer

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

A Look Back at a Life in Pictures: Photographs by Gordon Baer

A Look Back at a Life in Pictures: Photographs by Gordon Baer On a Sunday afternoon midway through October’s FotoFocus the backroom at Baker Hunt was at capacity to hear photographer Gordon Baer talk about his work and the exhibition A Look Back at a Life in Pictures: Photographs by Gordon Baer. The exhibition could […]

Barry Andersen is Elemental

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

Barry Andersen is Elemental

Barry Andersen is Elemental Review of Barry Andersen: Sky, Earth, and Sea Selections from 30 years of Landscape Photography at Notre Dame Academy By: Dustin Pike It was a cold afternoon and sunny. The air was crisp and I soon found myself at the Notre Dame Academy · Frances Kathryn Carlisle Performing Arts Center and […]

Reporting Back: A Survey of Documentary Photography

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

Reporting Back: A Survey of Documentary Photography

Reporting Back: A Survey of Documentary Photography by Shawn Daniell As part of Cincinnati FotoFocus, ( a month long photographic program in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, consisting of over 75 exhibitions and over 500 photographers) Northern Kentucky University currently has Reporting Back: A Survey of Documentary Photography on display at NKU’s Fine Arts Center’s Main […]

All Kinds of Time

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

All Kinds of Time

Tony De Varco at Marta Hewett Gallery,  Sept. 21 – Nov. 24 by Fran Watson Those attuned to area art events cannot help but notice the current photo-mania, which is probably one of the best combined publicity efforts for the arts in recent local history.  Most of the galleries and museums in the Cincinnati area […]

“Aperture” at Phyllis Weston Gallery

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

"Aperture"  at Phyllis Weston Gallery

“Aperture”  at Phyllis Weston Gallery by Jane Durrell The dream-tinged images in Aperture, Phyllis Weston Gallery’s contribution to FotoFocus, come from distinctly individual bodies of work but share an other worldly quality. Jane Alden Stevens’ series, “Birth & Death,” is composed of large, labor-intensive mono-prints dating from the early to mid-1990s, “a time before digital […]

A Moment In A Photo of a Model of a Picture of a Space

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

A Moment In A Photo of a Model of a Picture of a Space

A portrait of Joe Fig’s momentous miniature of Brancusi’s studio, inspired by Fig’s lecture at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and a visit to the Shore Collection, the largest collection of his work. by Christian Schmit The impasse Ronsin No. 11, Montparnasse, Paris, the studio of Constantin Brancusi. Sunlight enters the room cautiously, through a […]

Book Reviews by Daniel Brown

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Chabon When a great writer like Michael Chabon disappoints, the disappointment is that much greater, because our expectations are high about virtually anything he writes, and because contemporary American fiction has been so strikingly poor in 2012. The real Telegraph Avenue became infamous in the l960s as a street in Berkely, […]

Poetry by Maxwell Redder

October 22nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

  The Wine Rep Naked, making money, laughing just as hydraulics hiss from the bus lifting itself back up to go – easy life for a wine rep.   Dressed, no cigarette yet, relentless phone calls ringing like church bells – clients wanting their orders on time. Bathtub, backrub,   a bowl of yogurt with […]

Not Your Usual Art Opening

October 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in October 2012

NOT YOUR USUAL ART OPENING Imagine an opening where people actually look at the art. An opening without cheese, crackers, or wine. And while you’re about it, an opening where everyone wears identical, almost snazzy, specially treated clear plastic glasses. Got it? You could have been at the opening earlier this month of Gravity of […]

NIGHT OUT ON THE MOUNT/Art Museum at the Holy Cross Church

October 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

NIGHT OUT ON THE MOUNT/Art Museum at the Holy Cross Church

NIGHT OUT ON THE MOUNT Friday, October 26, 2012 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Holy Cross Church at the Mount Adams Monastery Experience a happy hour like no other with the Art Museum at the Holy Cross Church at the Mt. Adams Monastery. The offsite exhibition, Doug and Mike Starn: Gravity of Light will enliven visitors […]

Scope art show CFA

October 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

SCOPE Art Show, Artists Wanted and See // Exhibition invite you to join the 3rd annual Art Takes Miami 2012, an international search for creative talent, skill and vision that will present one visionary in an exclusive, featured booth at SCOPE Art Show during the hottest art event of the year. Miami is Calling You. […]

The Manifest Prize competition

October 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center CALL FOR ENTRY

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE’S ‘PRIME TIME PARTY RENTAL SERIES’ CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND FILMS ON OCT. 26

October 14th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

(DAYTON, OHIO) – October 12, 2012 – The Dayton Art Institute’s new series of pop-culture inspired parties, the Prime Time Party Rental Series, will host a James Bond Martini Bash on Friday, October 26, 7 – 11 p.m. The James Bond Martini Bash will deliver a stylish evening of great food, music, drinks (shaken, not […]

Manifest Gallery (various)

October 4th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Announcements

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