Archive for May, 2013

Gazes and Shadows: Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, May 2013

Gazes and Shadows: Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting

Gazes and Shadows: Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting Cincinnati Art Galleries, May 3–June 8 By Jonathan Kamholtz “Continuity and Change” is a big and ambitious show, curated by Daniel Brown, the Editor of Aeqai who has written about art, been an art dealer, and an independent curator for several decades. The show […]

Letter from New York Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, May 2013

Letter from New York Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art

Letter from New York Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art by Brett Baker Known primarily as the author of the mythic painting The Rose, Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) was an enigmatic artist whose fierce devotion to a single work became her claim to fame. It also damaged her career, and in doing […]

Fashion: Visual Culture Front and Center

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, May 2013

Fashion: Visual Culture Front and Center

Fashion: Visual Culture Front and Center Cynthia Amnéus In 2011 the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Savage Beauty, celebrating the work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, became a sensation attracting over 650,000 visitors. I had the privilege of seeing the show sans the crowds as a colleague at the Costume Institute escorted me in before […]

An American Appetite for Living and Consuming

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, May 2013

An American Appetite for Living and Consuming

An American Appetite for Living and Consuming  By Christopher Hoeting Two new exhibits examine perspectives on domestic living spaces in site-specific collaborations about American Life. On this old fashion road trip, I discovered the dichotomy of Living and Consuming; A concept that is as American as apple pie, not just in American Life, but also […]

Super Cooper: Art without Words

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in *, May 2013

Super Cooper: Art without Words

Super Cooper: Art without Words By Keith Banner In a New York Magazine article about the recent opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” Nitsuh Abebe writes: “In music, punk remains what the critic Frank Kogan calls a ‘Superword,’ a term whose main purpose is for people to […]

JUST PATTI – PATTI SMITH AT MEMORIAL HALL

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

JUST PATTI – PATTI SMITH AT MEMORIAL HALL

JUST PATTI – PATTI SMITH AT MEMORIAL HALL by Kathy Valin One Indian summer day we dressed in our favorite things, me in my beatnik sandals and ragged scarves, and Robert with his love beads and sheepskin vest. We took the subway to West Fourth Street and spent the afternoon in Washington Square. We shared […]

Meaning and Message: Marketing at the Intersection of Arts and Advocacy

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Meaning and Message: Marketing at the Intersection of Arts and Advocacy

Meaning and Message: Marketing at the Intersection of Arts and Advocacy Christa Zielke The conversation about “outsider art/ists” has been constantly changing and evolving for years. These changes are not ones without conflict – from continuing debate on terminology, qualification, to the many issues faced at the intersection of art and disability advocacy. As its […]

Art Academy of Cincinnati Looks to the Future

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Art Academy of Cincinnati Looks to the Future Led by John Sullivan, President By Laura A. Hobson John Sullivan, president of the Art Academy of Cincinnati since 2012, looks for teachable moments when dealing with his student body of 200. He offers a supportive comment or a suggestion as he walks the halls of the […]

Geometrically Ordered Design: Angels and Rainbows

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Geometrically Ordered Design: Angels and Rainbows

Geometrically Ordered Design: Angels and Rainbows By Dustin Pike “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” – Albert Einstein This is my Twelfth article pertaining to the design field and its […]

Artists and their models… Models and their artists

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Artists and their models...  Models and their artists

Artists and their models… Models and their artists by Marlene Steele In a recently released pop film on the much touted French painter, a gnarly Renoir, grappling with the problems of posing the girl before him, recalls being queried by another artist of his time: “why can’t one just paint apples?” His hissed reply reflects […]

Visually Sound at LOT Louisville Is Virtually Flawless

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Visually Sound at LOT Louisville Is Virtually Flawless

Visually Sound at LOT Louisville Is Virtually Flawless by Louis Zoellar Bickett, Lexington, KY Visually Sound—the group show at LOT Louisville is curated by the artist and independent curator Aaron Michael Skolnick. For his show he chose five artists from the roster of the renowned RARE Gallery, NYC. Skolnick has stated “I wanted a variety […]

“Queen City Glass Arts . . . Renaissance,” 5th Street Gallery

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

“Queen City Glass Arts . . . Renaissance,” 5th Street Gallery

“Queen City Glass Arts . . . Renaissance,” 5th Street Gallery  Work by seven members of Queen City Glass Art is currently on view at the 5th Street Gallery, a co-op gallery in the Netherland at the corner of Fifth and Race. The organization is a nonprofit dedicated to educating and uplifting the community through […]

HICK AND WILLIE DISCUSS COFFEE-TABLE BOOKS AND DINNER GUESTS

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

HICK AND WILLIE DISCUSS COFFEE-TABLE BOOKS AND DINNER GUESTS  By James Cummins   Hick: “Look at this new book of cow paintings. Full of bucolics, no? It’s a genre I like to call ‘coffee-tablers’— when you have guests, these things work like enablers do, trying to get you to accept their alcoholics.” Willie: “Oh, thrilling. […]

The Eyes Have It

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It   “Kinetica [movement in art]” and “Fictive Portraits” at Manifest Gallery. By Fran Watson There is a little “back room” at Manifest Art Gallery where twice, now, I’ve discovered unexpected excellence.  It portends even more visits working back to front in  this unusual art venue.  This latest surprise was a show of […]

Art, technology and innovation merge: DISRUPTORS at the Artisan Enterprise Center

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Art, technology and innovation merge:  DISRUPTORS at the Artisan Enterprise Center

Art, technology and innovation merge: DISRUPTORS at the Artisan Enterprise Center by Marla Sweitzer Art and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship unite in DISRUPTORS, on display through May 24 at the Artisan Enterprise Center in Covington, Kentucky. The exhibit sets out to explore “the challenge of maintaining relevancy in art and technology and the role of […]

“Terrie Hancock Mangat: Quilts” at Carl Solway Gallery

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

“Terrie Hancock Mangat: Quilts” at Carl Solway Gallery

“Terrie Hancock Mangat: Quilts” at Carl Solway Gallery By Karen Chambers Terrie Hancock Mangat is quite clear about what she’s making when she stitches together cloth and adds all manner of embellishment from buttons to beads, appliqués to embroidery. She is making art quilts. Lest you think the idea of “quilt as art” is a […]

The Magic of Trees

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

The Magic of Trees

The Magic of Trees by Shawn Daniell Trees I THINK that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer […]

Interview with Martha Otero

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Interview with Martha Otero Editor’s note: Aeqai freqently receives art announcements from galleries, non-profits, museums and individual artists from all parts of the globe. Some galleries, like Martha Otero in Los Angeles, seem to show only the most elegant work, conceptually strong, beautifully crafted, and the vision of the gallery comes from its owner, Martha Otero. She […]

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD By Saad Ghosn • Images For A Better World: Gary GAFFNEY, Visual Artist Gary Gaffney, born in New Orleans, LA, is now Professor Emeritus at the Art Academy of Cincinnati after a teaching career of more than 30 years. He has worked in a wide range of visual and literary […]

Photos: The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett, Lexington, KY

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Photos: The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett, Lexington, KY

Photos: The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett, Lexington, KY Gratz Park Spring, Thursday Morning, April 18, 2013     Old Georgetown Street House, Lexington, KY     Northend Wal-Mart Shopping Center, Lexington, KY, March 28, 2013    

Donna Talerico at Saks Fifth Avenue

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Donna Talerico at Saks Fifth Avenue

Donna Talerico at Saks Fifth Avenue By Jane Durrell The invitation is to meet the artist, Donna Talerico, whose show opens that very evening, in the shoe department on the first floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. In Cincinnati Saks is on Fifth Street rather than Fifth Avenue, at the corner of Race. Saks is kicking […]

WHY DOES IT BOTHER ME SO MUCH?

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

WHY DOES IT BOTHER ME SO MUCH?

WHY DOES IT BOTHER ME SO MUCH? By Susan Amis Santa Fe, New Mexico. To the creative mind the name alone is sufficiently inspiring. It has to be one of the most stimulating places to visit, that is, if hand-made Native American jewelry, superior woven blankets, historical art museums and hundreds of art galleries are […]

A Letter from Mt. Adams:

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

A Letter from Mt. Adams:

A Letter from Mt. Adams:   Far from being out of town, where these “letters from” are supposed to be, Mt. Adams is as close to town as one can be in Cincinnati. And yet for us, it was our way of leaving Cincinnati without leaving Cincinnati. Most of my life, excepting 7 years, has […]

Book Reviews

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Book Reviews By Daniel Brown The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud, is important and refreshing on a number of levels.  Messud, whose first novel The Emperor’s Children chronicles the lives of Milleniums and their very achieving parents, mainly in New York City, does such a good job at highlighting the lives of these Helicopter Parents […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in May 2013

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner  By Maxwell Redder   Dandelion circle of intellects brewing over film, undermining, photography and drinking homebrews one called Eight and a Half unabashed with black and whites flashing forward like a carousel carousing laughter over emotions, undermining, photography, and spinning: drinking homebrews: eight hops mixed and brewed for bursting contrast: unabashed photographs […]

Letter from the Editor

May 22nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Announcements, May 2013

Letter from the Editor The May issue is a few days late, so that all the aeqai writers could have a breather after the benefit party that The Carnegie hosted for us on Thursday, May l6.  We want to thank Katie Brass, Carnegie’s Director, for providing the space and the hospitality for aeqai, and are happy to […]