Archive for April, 2015

Profile of Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, April 2015

Profile of Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis

Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis live a life that’s an intriguing combination of postmodern and ancient. Even as they work daily to innovate with ceramics and multi-media decorative arts, they also revel in the timeworn techniques of firing clay in kilns and conjuring new glazes to suit their vision. Parker and Davis together are […]

Switch Hitter: “Up at Bat” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, April 2015

Switch Hitter:  “Up at Bat” at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Andy Warhol didn’t know who Pete Rose was, and Rose didn’t know who Warhol was.  They never met.  Warhol chose the photo on which he based his now Cincinnati-famous screen-print from a selection of newspaper shots sent to him, because Rose couldn’t (or maybe wouldn’t) make it to New York City to pose for a […]

Post Fabrication at Wave Pool Gallery

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, April 2015

Post Fabrication at Wave Pool Gallery

Entering a new space is always an interesting experience.  Whether it is a friend’s home or public building, you are faced with the task of conjuring up conclusions about that person or place based off of the physical elements around you – the interior structure, the smell, the reverberation in the wood as you walk […]

On Human-Altered Beauty: New and Newer Topographics at the Cincinnati Art Museum

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, April 2015

On Human-Altered Beauty: New and Newer Topographics at the Cincinnati Art Museum

The art of photography changed forever in 1975, the year that William Jenkins curated “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape” at the International Museum of Photography in New York. The exhibit brought together eight artists who challenged the meaning of landscape photography priorly defined by the architects of photography as an art form—lensmen like […]

Encompass: encircle: embrace: A Fusing of the Imaginary with the Real

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, April 2015

Encompass: encircle: embrace: A Fusing of the Imaginary with the Real

One feels the unlocking of something amidst Barbara Ahlbrand’s paintings. Energy, chaos, tranquility. The atmosphere in the gallery at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, where a new retrospective of her work titled Encompass: encircle: embrace is being displayed, is simultaneously serene and chaotic. The textures Ahlbrand achieves fuse childish pandemonium with a mature grasp of […]

Barb Ahlbrand Still Painting at 74

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Barb Ahlbrand Still Painting at 74

At 74, Barb Ahlbrand is still painting and exhibiting.  She won Best of Show with the painting “Shirt 2” at the Golden Ticket Artists Exhibition at Clifton Cultural Arts Center in 2014.  The prize includes a solo show, entitled “:encompass:  encircle:  embrace:” on display from March 20 to April 23, 2015 at the center.   […]

Interview with Christopher Hoeting, co-curator of “The Weight of Water: too shallow for diving” at the Weston Gallery

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Interview with Christopher Hoeting, co-curator of “The Weight of Water: too shallow for diving” at the Weston Gallery

Christopher Hoeting is an artist and Cincinnati native who has curated several exhibitions here, including two shipping container-based shows in public spaces. He recently co-curated the exhibition “The Weight of Water: too shallow for diving” with Pittsburgh artist Carolyn Speranza at the Weston Gallery.  Hoeting was inspired by Speranza’s initial iteration of the “too shallow […]

Anthony Caro: Works from the 1960s Stimulates the Senses and Invigorates the Intellect

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Anthony Caro: Works from the 1960s Stimulates the Senses and Invigorates the Intellect

Now on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills is a select collection of fourteen early works by one of Britain’s most influential practitioners of modern sculpture, the late Sir Anthony Caro. Not only does the gallery’s abundance of natural light beautifully illuminate the artist’s early works, but its truly expansive and open floor plan allow viewers […]

“Flight,” Covington Arts Center

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“Flight,” Covington Arts Center

In addition to being an activist, artist, U. C. professor, director of the VA’s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service, and writing a monthly column for Aeqai (“Art for a Better World”), Saad Ghosn has found time to curate nearly 200 exhibitions. Many of them reflect his dedication to social activism and justice, and sometimes what […]

Daniel Arsham – “Remember the Future”

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Daniel Arsham – “Remember the Future”

We are shaped by the events of our childhood and Daniel Arsham is no exception. During his youth in Miami, the house in which he lived came under attack from environmental forces and he watched as his home shuffled and shattered right before his very eyes. It seems that this early experience of environmental fury […]

Elder High Alumni Display Art at East Price Hill Gallery

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Elder High Alumni Display Art at East Price Hill Gallery

The Flats Gallery is easy to miss. Located on a nondescript corner in East Price Hill, the Mount St. Joseph-owned gallery is currently hosting “Elder High School Alumni: Art & Design.” The exhibit shows off some of Elder High School’s most successful graduates, including big names like cartoonist Jim Borgman. A small parking pad in […]

“HANDSOME” IN CHINA

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Handmade in China II: Stay Handsome Clay Street Gallery, 1312 Clay Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. Open 6-9 pm Final Friday, April 24 Exhibition continues till May 9, 2015 Surprisingly, there are solid connections between Jingdezhen, China and Cincinnati, Ohio.  Taft Museum of Art, home of the Charles Phelps Taft family, now lists some 200 pieces of […]

Albano Afonso – “Self Portrait as Light”

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Albano Afonso – “Self Portrait as Light”

Looking past the light, and gazing deeply into the photography to discern the eyes, mouth, nose, and lips behind and was unable to bring the artist identity into focus. Albano Afonso choose to use light, not to highlight a strong jaw or sharp nose, but to blur the line of reality just enough to venture […]

Butler Institute: A Pastel Solo in many keys

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Butler Institute: A Pastel Solo in many keys

My recent visit to the Butler Institute of American Art included viewing the work of Ohio pastelist Judith Carducci. Carducci’s prize winning work is recognized for her good grounding in solid draughtsmanship and spot on sense of color, both attributes a product of years of drawing from life.  Carducci also presents her personal perspectives on […]

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

We lived in The District – Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia) – when our youngest child went off to kindergarten.  I went right down to the Smithsonian and said “I volunteer.” The Smithsonian was welcoming – by then I’d published some articles and worked in public relations – and sent me off to the National […]

Letter from Savannah

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Letter from Savannah

Going to Savannah during the off-season felt like walking on the beach during low tide; something was missing. All the lawns were still perfectly kept, the architectural gems were on display, and the restaurants served up warm dishes daily but without the numerous tourists who flock during the summer.  The city felt smaller, private, and […]

The Legacy of Michael Graves. FAIA

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Michael Graves, the most celebrated graduate of the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture, died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, March 12, 2015.  Graves, who was 80, became widely known as a visionary architectural designer in the 1980s.  His so-called Post Modernism style, along with Philip Johnson’s, electrified the public and started a […]

From Salzburg to New York

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Karl Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director of the House of Chanel, serves as ringmaster in a circus of fashion shows and presentations which occur annually like clockwork. These include haute couture, ready-to-wear, and a myriad of other new product unveilings, all of which come with the territory of being a luxury fashion brand in […]

SAM FOY WITH BROOM, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett

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SAM FOY WITH BROOM, The Archive Louis Zoellar Bickett

ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

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ART FOR A BETTER WORLD

I.              Images For A Better World: Albert WEBB, Visual Artist Albert Webb, born in Barbourville, Kentucky, spent his youth in the rural community of Rockholds. The son of a Vietnam Veteran and of a devoted mother, he received a strong patriotic upbringing. Encouraged by his father to pursue art instead of the military, and backed […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Gold & Yolk     I cannot claim to know about death, but I have seen the way it makes a mother tremble and a father crack the hard shell he had spent years perfecting. I have seen it prolonged with the use of drugs like with my Grandmother when she told me Myles was […]

Poems by Huck Fairman

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Early Morning   It seems an endless time in my life when stars shine, and music and light dance burning yellow, not quite as bright as my eyes would like. Tears cloud them, are ready to water them, as the summer shower rain rolls down your arm confusing sense of cool and warm.   So […]

Book Review: The Wall by H.G. Adler

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in April 2015

Little known in America, H.G. Adler is becoming one of the towering figures of modernist literature, and deservedly so.  The third novel of his Holocaust trilogy, The Wall, was recently published in America.  The reviewers who have written about this novel can only be said to be awestruck by it, and I’ve joined the ranks […]

April Issue of Aeqai Online

April 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Announcements

April has brought us better weather, and an ongoing plethora of first-rate exhibitions in the visual arts, as well as more new galleries, increasingly on the west side of town.  The April aeqai (www.aeqai.com) is now posted, and here’s an overview of what’s in it.  Mike Rutledge gives us an exciting profile of husband-and-wife ceramicist […]