Archive for December, 2015

WHY WYNWOOD? A LETTER FROM MIAMI

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, December 2015

WHY WYNWOOD? A LETTER FROM MIAMI

Dear Art Loving Friends, It’s with great excitement that I write to you today. The last weeks were wrought with emotional highs, lows and a little bit of everything in between. We were knee deep in preparation for Modern Living: Objects and Context, an exhibition in the works for nine months which BLDG co-curated with […]

“Modern Living: Objects and Context,” The Carnegie

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, December 2015

“Modern Living: Objects and Context,” The Carnegie

“Modern Living: Objects and Context” at The Carnegie was co-curated by Matt Distel and BLDG, a Covington-based design firm, and explores “the intersection and conflation of design and art objects,” according to The Carnegie’s Exhibitions Director Distel. To this end, the exhibition is divided into two parts. Objects are installed as art in the first-floor […]

President Unless They Hang Him First: Tom Sawyer Through the Eyes of C. F. Payne

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, December 2015

President Unless They Hang Him First: Tom Sawyer Through the Eyes of C. F. Payne

Located in the Incline District of East Price Hill, The Flats Art Gallery sits in a renovated apartment building across the street from BLOC Coffee Company, and only a few minute’s walk from the immensely popular Incline Public House­­­­­­.  On an overcast day, in an unseasonably warm December, the neon OPEN signs behind the gallery’s […]

Architectural Pursuits: An Interview with Catherine Richards

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, December 2015

Architectural Pursuits: An Interview with Catherine Richards

Catherine Richards defines herself as an artist and architect.  A graduate of DAAP originally from Cleveland, she spent a year in NYC working for the renowned firm OMA (co-founded by Rem Koolhaas). She currently teaches at DAAP, lives in OTR, and works out of a gigantic studio in Newport filled with a mountain of fabric, […]

Phyllis Weston: In Memoriam

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in *, December 2015

Phyllis Weston: In Memoriam

Phyllis Weston’s recent death, after a very long and singularly fruitful career in the arts in Greater Cincinnati, certainly represents the end of an era, and I think that the era which she helped to define and in which she dominated, may have been a gentler one, certainly one in which the force of a personality […]

Tiny, but Terrific

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

Tiny, but Terrific

“Sean Scully Etchingss for Federico Garcia Lorca” Cincinnati Art Museum   Nov. 21, 2015 – Mar. 20, 2016 It’s hidden away so carefully behind the current exhibit “High Style” from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, that I could only find it with the help of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s security staff.  Ah, but it was truly worth […]

“Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie”

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

"Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie"

In the words of 1970’s hardcore punk band, Black Flag, Gimmie Gimmie Gimme is “a loaded gun.”  Dealing with everything from civil rights to Watergate, from feminist to schizophrenics, the exhibition narrates the human experience on many (many) levels.  With such weighty topics, the gallery makes an even bolder move in toying with the structure […]

Upstairs at the Greenwich…

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

Upstairs at the Greenwich…

“Stars Under the Sky” is the title of the latest exhibit curated by Melissa Sammarco at the three room gallery over the Greenwich Jazz Club in Walnut Hills. Recognized multimedia abstractionist Mary Barr Rhodes shows several works.  Glittering iridescence dominates two canvases in the middle room. No recognizable elements here as the stubble studded surface […]

From Memory to Creativity

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

From Memory to Creativity

As the holidays are among us, aeqai’s fashion retrospective moves back a few weeks to early December with Italian fashion house Valentino. The brand was founded in 1959 by world-renowned fashion designer Valentino Garavani and is currently under the creative direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. The two designers have taken Valentino’s […]

Rachel Girard Reisert

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

Rachel Girard Reisert

Rachel Girard Reisert is an artist and educator working in Cincinnati, OH. Her work combines historic and digital photographic processes to address the complexities of perception and the intersection where personal experience is both unique and universal.  Reisert has exhibited nationally and internationally including, Canada, Italy and Hungary.  Her 6’ x 7’ Genesis piece is […]

Cole Carothers, Pragmatist on the Run

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

Cole Carothers, Pragmatist on the Run

An artist, says artist Cole Carothers, must be patient and inquisitive. Carothers has been a working artist since the 1970s so speaks from experience. For his own paintings and prints, he says it’s a matter of simplifying, simplifying, pushing toward “a reduction of elements, simplicity of masses, trees becoming shapes.” What is happening here is […]

Susan Mahan, Retired Art Teacher in Second Career

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

Susan Mahan, Retired Art Teacher in Second Career

Retired art teacher Susan Mahan has found a second career in making art.  She taught all forms of artfrom drawing to jewelry design at Mariemont High School from 1981 to 2006.  She also coached varsity gymnastics, cheerleading and served as scenic art designer for the plays. Her early inspiration came from her mother Bette who […]

The “Intersections” of Poetry and Visual Art

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

The “Intersections” of Poetry and Visual Art

I built you a room of a thousand daisies… That’s not a quote from artist Anila Quayyam Agha, although it appropriately describes “Intersections,” her installation that was featured at Rice Gallery this fall. This line belongs to Saba Husain’s poem, “The Keeper,” and opened this fall’s Words & Art reading. “Intersections” hung in the center […]

Dani Dodge Explores the Intrusion of Fear on the Home Space in “Peeled & Raw”

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

Dani Dodge Explores the Intrusion of Fear on the Home Space in “Peeled & Raw”

“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.” – Bertrand Russell Los Angeles-based artist Dani Dodge has paid witness to more than her share of devastation. A former journalist and war correspondent, Dodge was embedded with the 1st […]

Roger Shimomura, “Great American Muse,” Greg Kucera Gallery, Nov. 5-Dec. 24

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

Roger Shimomura, “Great American Muse,” Greg Kucera Gallery, Nov. 5-Dec. 24

Roger Shimomura, “Great American Muse,” Greg Kucera Gallery, Nov. 5-Dec. 24 A sensuous, bare-shouldered woman with a broad, red smile. An homage to an artistic influence in the form of a framed Roy Lichtenstein print hanging on the wall. An arrangement of everyday household products on a table, visible beyond the (very yellow) curve of […]

Best Books of 2015

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in December 2015

2015 was an odd year for fiction, unsettled, lacking greatness in general, but heartening to see so many younger writers from around the world taking to fiction, to writing novels, in spite of all the technological changes and the failing assumption that the physical book, the object, will soon be  a thing of the past.  (I […]

December Issue of Aeqai Online

December 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The December issue of Aeqai has just posted.  As before, it’s usually a smaller issue, as we note that more exhibition spaces hold off putting up new shows until around the middle of January , as various holiday pop-up shows in studios across the region occur.  Since this time of year tends to be frenzied,  institutions and galleries hope […]