Archive for June, 2016

June Issue of Aeqai Online

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Announcements

The June issue of aeqai has just posted, and we think it’s another outstanding issue. We begin with Zack Hatfield’s brilliant analysis of the work of Tomas Saraceno, which look like kites, and are called “Solar Bell”, installed hanging in the Contemporary Arts Center downtown. Hackfield’s analysis includes how the work interacts with the late […]

Twin Utopias at the CAC Lobby: On Tomás Saraceno and Zaha Hadid

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in *, June 2016

Twin Utopias at the CAC Lobby: On Tomás Saraceno and Zaha Hadid

Last year, when the Contemporary Art Center refurbished its lobby, it seemed to also be changing its identity. Vanished was the vision the center’s architect, the late Zaha Hadid, had realized: minimalist abstraction was traded for comfy chaos. Now, members of the city’s creative class could bond over the mana of overpriced cortados and the […]

Little Bang Theory: Christian Schmit’s Universe

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in *, June 2016

Little Bang Theory: Christian Schmit’s Universe

“In the middle of the night, peering intensely at some small thing, I do become lost, consumed by the intensity of this condensed universe” – Christian Schmit (from Artist Statement for Lost in the Making) There is something foreboding about diving solo into a nocturnal inner world, especially of the diminutive sort. From The Adventures […]

TODT’s Hopeful Monster at Hudson Jones Gallery

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in *, June 2016

TODT’s Hopeful Monster at Hudson Jones Gallery

TODT’s Hopeful Monster opened at Hudson Jones Gallery at 1110 Alfred St. in Cincinnati’s industrial pocket, Camp Washington, on the 21st of May, beginning what is sure to be an exciting extension of the curatorial oeuvre of gallery director Angela Jones. TODT is an artist collective that originally consisted of four members: Brother, Brother, Sister, […]

“Drawing on Second Sight,” Lindner Gallery, Kennedy Heights Art Center through July 30, 2016

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in *, June 2016

“Drawing on Second Sight,” Lindner Gallery, Kennedy Heights Art Center through July 30, 2016

“Drawing has always been a way to interact with what I see and feel – that could be the material world or the world of dreams and memory or some combination of all of these,” explains Cincinnati artist Kate Kern who studied at the University of Dayton (BFA) and the University of Cincinnati (MFA in […]

Aaron Skolnick’s Running Where We Stand

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in *, June 2016

Aaron Skolnick’s Running Where We Stand

Aaron Skolnick’s Running Where We Stand opened Friday June 3rd at Glacier Gallery at 1107 Harrison Gallery in Cincinnati’s Brighton district. To put it lightly Skolnick is an intensely intelligent human being, both intellectually and visually, his work operating as he put it, like “a potato with many different tubers, variously intertwined.” He references, expounds, […]

30 Americans…. Plus The Region Phillip M. Meyers Jr. Gallery, U.C. Campus June 5 – July 10

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Good can always be better. That’s what happened to the touring “30 Americans” Exhibit now showing at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It’s grown to include “30 Americans… Plus” , a local extension of the great art made right here in the Cincinnati area. Stuart Golding suggested this worthy enterprise to the Director of DAAP galleries, […]

Dennison W. Griffith: Another World

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Dennison W. Griffith:  Another World

The exhibition of paintings by Dennison W. Griffith at the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center reminds us of some fundamental truths about life and about art.  Griffith, a prominent Ohio artist and arts administrator for almost forty years, died of cancer on January 18 at age 63.  In the fall of 2013 he […]

Manifest Artist Residency Exhibit: Samantha Haring Marina Fridman

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Manifest Artist Residency Exhibit:  Samantha Haring  Marina Fridman

The Manifest Artist in Residency Program awarded a double position this season.  Exhibited at the Woodburn Avenue venue are the works of Samantha Haring and Marina Fridman produced during this residency term. Samantha Haring is a midwest painter from Des Plaines, Illinois. Haring’s exhibit is entitled “Interlude”. Several medium sized works in oil and 2 […]

Profile of Ellie Fabe

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Profile of Ellie Fabe

This is a profile in every sense. Multi-talented Ellie Fabe is a singer/songwriter as well as a maker of visual art, our focus here. So profile, with its suggestion of a view from only one side, applies in all shades of the word. Recently I met with Fabe in her studio to talk about her […]

Carl Solway: art proprietor, counsel, and guru

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

While I do not remember when I first stepped into the Carl Solway Gallery nor my first encounter with Carl, I do know that it was 40+ years ago. I was introduced to modern and contemporary artists, some whose names were  familiar. and others not: Georges Rouault, Ray Parker, Sam Gilliam, Joan Miro, Judy Pfaff, […]

Pride and Prejudice

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Pride and Prejudice

Multi-talented and sophisticated, Cincinnati artist Ellie Fabe (a singer-songwriter, too, who most recently sang both at The Taft Museum of Art and at Southgate House), has put her formidable abilities in a new direction: she’s reinterpreted Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice through her own artwork, and the results are charming, astute, brilliant. The idea itself […]

Cincinnati Athletic Club: From 1853 to the Present

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Cincinnati Athletic Club:  From 1853 to the Present

“It adds years to your life and life to your years,” is one of the mottos of the Cincinnati Athletic Club, according to Mike Gehrig, recently retired trial lawyer, who has attended the club since age seven when he accompanied his father John.  During both of their tenures at the CAC, they enjoyed the camaraderie […]

Letter from New York: TURNER’S WHALING PICTURES AT THE MET

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Letter from New York: TURNER’S WHALING PICTURES AT THE MET

If you are in New York before August 7, see Turner’s Whaling Pictures at the Metropolitan Museum.  Turner exhibited Whalers and The Whale Ship at London’s Royal Academy in 1845, followed by “Hurrah! for the Whaler Erebus! Another Fish!” and Whalers (Boiling Blubber) in 1846.  The four works were unsold in Turner’s private gallery when […]

Target: Texas – The Meaning of Mixed

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Target: Texas - The Meaning of Mixed

Target: Texas—The Meanings of Mixed is exhibiting at the South Texas Museum of Art in Corpus Christi from the twelfth of May until the twenty-first of August. The show is a thoughtfully curated exposé on the nature of mixed media works soured entirely from the Lone Star State. The works featured are incredibly diverse and […]

Fotofolio: Max Kellenberger

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Fotofolio: Max Kellenberger

              “Feld und Flur” “Feld und Flur” can freely be translated into English as “Fields and Meadows” which was inspired by the German Romanticism of the late 18th century, of poets and writers like Heinrich Heine, Friedrich Hölderlin, Joseph von Eichendorff, E.T.A. Hoffmann and others. My father often recited […]

Cruisin’ Around the World

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

It’s that time of year again when luxury brands showcase their Resort 2017 collections. In what is now a tradition for these lines, many luxury brands travel abroad to present their pieces in exotic locations. The locale often inspires the collection itself and, for fashion observers, gives the opportunity to learn more about the story […]

Movie Review: Ali

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Movie Review: Ali

      In light of the recent death of Muhammed Ali, I wanted to revisit his biographical career via Michael Mann’s 2001 film Ali. My curiosity to revisit the film peaked while watching his lengthy funeral service two weeks ago.  Specifically, I wondered if the film held up 15 years later, and the short […]

Poems by Louis Zoeller Bickett

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

REFLECTIONS ON THE PURCHASE OF A 37 CENT JAMES BALDWIN STAMP    for Raymond Paul Adams       Little Jimmy, the boy preacher, eyes bugging out (at the meanness of the world?), preaching his song at the top of his high voice while walking the streets of Harlem.   He watched the boys watching the […]

Maxwell’s Poetry Corner

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

Be No More   When my wife incinerates me and I journey through the flue befriending, no, becoming air, free of touch and possession, I will be no more.   Wafting with lost balloons, soft in breeze against a cheek, seen through, no, never seen, present with a yawns release- I will be no more. […]

Karan Mahajan’s The Association of Small Bombs

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

A spate of new novels examining various aspects of the human face behind terrorist bombings have hit the bookstores, and they are not only timely and topical, but fascinating. They seem, of course, even more of the moment with the Orlando massacre still raw and fresh in our minds.  Fiction, in its magical ways, has […]

Jonathan Lee’s High Dive

June 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in June 2016

The beautifully crafted and oddly sympathetic High Dive, by Jonathan Lee, is another novel dealing with the lives of terrorists, and of those about to be terrorized, based upon a true story that happened in l984 in Brighton, England.  A cell of IRA terrorists plots to bomb The Grand Hotel, where Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher […]